I've got some old color slides that I took on vacation a long while back, and am interested in getting at least some of them digitized, and perhaps to make some photo prints of a few as well, too.
Haven't been able to find a local service that can digitize them for me, without shipping them off, and I don't really want to use that option, in the rare even they might get lost.
So, anyone got a recommendation on how to proceed at home, with converting them to at least digital images?
I've read there's equipment and software that can assist with that, but really don't know where to start, or what's available. I did see that one system has some software for covering over dust spots too, but can't recall the name of that right now.
I've also got some really old, black and white slides that I might be interested in doing this as well to, so it probably makes sense to purchase a little slide viewer/scanner/downloader, given the numbers I'll probably be dealing with.
Any tips on good equipment that doesn't break the bank to make that possible?
How about what to use to make photo prints directly from the slides, or should I digitize them first, and then have prints made from those?