can you use a standard flatbed scanner to scan in your slides?
I experimented today with my flatbed scanner. Took a negative and placed it on the scanner, placed a frosted piece of plastic over that to diffuse light from a little halogen desk lamp and scanned it in at high resolution and it turned out pretty well. Processed it in Photoshop and it looks like I just scanned a photo. Depending on the resolution I used, the image turned out a decent size. I'll need to try a slide when I get mine processed.