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slide photo viewer/previewr Answered

OK all you DIYers and photographers, I need some idea to help out a friend. We need a method/device to preview and sort photo slides. Device must be:
1. Easy to use.
2. Fast to use
3. Create a large image of the slide. ( older person with weaker eyes)
4. Inexpensive. once slides are sorted, they will be burned to CD and the device will no longer be needed.
5. Preferable not require a computer or scanner.

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How about laying them all out on a light-table, whilst wearing magnifying lenses?

unfortunately the user is elderly and their eyesight is not that good so we need to blow them up some.

(Ask at any local school - they'll have several retired ones you could acquire for a donation to school funds.)

Hence the magnifying lenses, the kind of thing watchmakers wear over their spectacles.

Tape several strips of square dowels or even folded cardboard strips to a large window to act as a "Spice rack" sorter when the slides are laid out. Use a page size magnifier like those big sheet fresnel lens to view on a bright day.