Sorting slides

This item appears on page 63 of the May 2008 issue.

Regarding transferring large numbers of slides to a CD or DVD, Linda Lander wrote, “I need a ‘previewer’ to sort out what I want to discard” (Oct. ’07, pg. 48).

I bought an “illuminated slide sorter” from B&H (New York, NY; 800/947-7785 or 212/444-6635, ext. 2055). It consists of a 12"x16" translucent plastic sheet with horizontal ridges every 2½ inches and is mounted on a cardboard stand behind which there is a 40-watt bulb. This is the description: Logan Electric, 12"x16" E-Z View Slide Sorter No. 1055 —

Holds 40 slides. $34.95. Next day shipping, $6.30-$7.80.

B&H sells cheaper slide sorters ($11.95 and $14.95), but be careful because these are only flat plastic panels without a light or anything to stabilize them as you sort. On the homepage of the website, search for “slide sorter” to view the three sorters that they offer.

Poughkeepsie, NY