PhotoMaker, a digital converter that transfers 35mm film negatives and slides into digital photos, appealing to anyone who has film negatives and slides taken from traditional film cameras. They can then archive or revive them into a digital format for sharing in online photo albums, social networking sites or storing them on disc or in the computer.

PhotoMaker offers 35mm film camera users, the most popular photographic format between 1960s to 1990s, a quick and easy option to quickly and easily convert their negatives into digital photos. With the PhotoMaker connected to a PC via a USB cable, it allows you to take 5 megapixel resolution digital photos of the slides or film negative and save them as common JPG or TIFF file format.

You simply place the film negatives or slides into the holder (supplied), slide the negative holder into the front slot of unit, and runs the software application on their PC to take a digital photo of the negative or slide. Images captured from PhotoMaker can then be managed, edited, corrected or enhanced using Arcsoft PhotoImpression, the image editing software bundled with PhotoMaker.

Features

  • Convert 35mm colour or B&W film negatives
  • Convert mounted slides
  • Capture directly to PC with the touch of a button
  • Instant preview & high speed conversion
  • USB (2.0) powered – no external power required
  • 5 mega-pixel resolution digital images
  • 48bit, 1800 dpi optical resolution
  • Convert to JPG or TIFF format
  • Includes Arcsoft PhotoImpression 6 software

PhotoMaker is controlled from the computer using PhotoImpression 6 software for previewing, capturing, editing & saving the digital photos. PhotoImpressions lets you browse images using a calendar view, enhance photos, add vector graphics such as text & logos, create dynamic slideshows and save them as video files or screensavers, tag & rate photos, and batch process multiple files such as rename, rotate & resize in a single click. PhotoImpression 6 also features a backup to disc feature for burning files to CD or DVD.

Pricing and availability

Kaiser Baas PhotoMaker is distributed by Lako Pacific and will be available from leading retail stores in Australia from early July, 2009 for a suggested retail price of $149. PhotoMaker includes 35mm slide & negative holders, Arcsoft PhotoImpression 6 image editing software, cleaning brush, cotton gloves (for handling film negatives), a user guide.

System requirements

PhotoMaker is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later) and Windows Vista.