All color slides
were scanned with a Nikon
CoolScan V ED and converted digitally using Nikon's
Digital ICE-4 Advanced(TM) scanning
software. The resulting scans are roughly 5400 x 3600 pixels in size and
weigh in at a hefty 30+MB. Color prints from the original scans come out very
sharp and photo enlargements of up to 20 x 30 inches can be made if required.
Although this equipment
and the software used for scanning the slides is considered high end I can't
work miracles and I'm not a professional by any stretch of the word. Some of
the slides were under/over exposed, physically damaged, deteriorated, or just
a bad shot (sorry dad)! I did the best I could with what I had and adjusted
the scanning process to get the most out of the questionable slides.
For this website all
photos have been heavily reduced in overall size and quality to conserve
bandwidth and speed up page loads. This is great for web viewing, but you
really don't want to save the pictures displayed here and use them for
reproductions at the local Wal-Mart. If you see a picture, or a series of pictures
you'd like to have high resolution copies of please contact me with the year,
series name, and image number (Ex. 1971 / New Baby Anne / Image01). I'll be
more than happy to burn high resolution images to a CD or DVD and mail it to
Feel free to "Right-Click" and "Save-As" any pictures
you find here to your local hard drive, but please DO NOT link to any of the
photos. There are over 5000+ pictures contained within the archive and
linking to the photos will cause an excessive amount of bandwidth usage
resulting in additional hosting fees to be incurred.
All photos contained
within this website are the sole property of Kenneth E. Kilmer & the
Kilmer Family On-line Photo Archive.