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streetsnake
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posted 02-16-2019 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction. I am trying to begin organization of a large collection of glass negatives. These range from images of space food, training, launch prep and in flight.

I'm trying to figure out how to build an easy lightbox so they can be viewable. I haven't had much time over the past several years to dedicate time but things have changed. If anyone knows of similar items please let me know. Thanks.

oly
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posted 02-16-2019 07:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There are several backlit photo frame projects available online that use cheap, deep sided photo frames and LED strip lights.

I have previously done something similar that incorporated the thin film diffuser material sourced from an old LED TV. This material hides the shape of the back light.

I also found that different images need differing intensity light to best render detail. Some need very low light level, other need more. This can be achieved using dimmable lighting. There are many sources for this online, Ikea seems to be a popular global supplier.

streetsnake
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posted 02-17-2019 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for streetsnake   Click Here to Email streetsnake     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. I've been trying to research online and browse Amazon.

schnappsicle
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posted 02-22-2019 04:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for schnappsicle   Click Here to Email schnappsicle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
B&H has some lightboxes for sale.

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