Flatbed scanners are designed to scan reflective material, but some accept an adaptor, often called a transparency hood, that has an integral fluorescent tube and is used to scan transparent materials. Some scanners are sold with the hood attached, others have it as an optional extra. These often allow up to A4 to be scanned but check, some of the budget options may only go up to 5x4in.A few scanners now have one built-in and use a tray that slides in and out of the unit. This avoids the need for the transparencies to come in contact with glass.ephotozine
An image made on positive film or color transparency film. The image is seen by holding the transparency in front of a light or projecting light through it onto a viewing surface, such as a movie screen or white wall. A transparency that is bound in a frame (cardboard or metal) for handling or for use in a projector is called a slide.
A positive photographic image on film, viewed or projected by transmitted light (light shining through the film).
A positive image on film that looks like the scene taken. This is often also referred to as a slide or trannie.
Basically, slide film. A positive photographic image on film, viewed or projectedby transmitted light (light shining through film).