ION Slides Forever Desktop Slide/Film Scanner

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ION’s Slides Forever makes it easy and fun to rediscover your old 35mm negatives and slides on your computer. Fast scanning times and the simplicity of a single cable connection add up to easy photo archiving in moments. Its superior colour conversion also captures all of your images just the way they were originally.




  • A high resolution 5 megapixel scanner records every detail of your photo and slides for posterity.

  • Compatible with 35mm film negatives and slides.

  • Extremely fast scanning time takes between just one and two seconds to complete.

  • The rapid slide and negative roll feeders makes loading images easy.

  • A fixed focus range, automatic exposure and colour balance create consistent, quality results time after time.

  • Slides Forever Desktop is immediately compatible with every current and future version of Mac OS X and iOS and with Windows (98SE and up) operating systems.

Includes: negative roll feeder, slide holder, rapid slide feeder, USB cable, cleaning brush, software CD, quickstart guide.


Please note: this product is not currently compatible with Mac OS 10.9.

H152 x W86 x D82mm
Eligible for International Delivery
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About ION

ION’s aim when it was founded in 2003 was to modernise classic kit and bring new meaning to ‘timeless’. Since their successful invention of the USB Turntable, their conversion products have brought cassettes, VHS tapes, film negative, CDs, prints and slides into the digital age. Such loving innovation put them ahead in the market, and now they’ve grown into a titanic maker of inspiring audio products.

With sister companies, Numark, Alesis and Akai Professional, ION have reams of professional know-how behind them to craft some of the best sound systems around. From digital music instruments and turntables to Bluetooth speakers and disco lights, they’re exhaustive range of home electronics will set your imagination on fire.


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We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saving Memories!! I was extremely sceptical that this machine would avoid me paying a fortune to a High Street shop to save my old slides and negatives, and subsequently put onto cd's, but, IT DOES what it says on the box!! This is the basic model, but it has enabled me to recover copies of old negatives and slides , some over 50 years old, and keep the memories. 15 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by It Does the Job Easy to use and the quality is reasonable. It helps that I have Photoshop to improve the quality. Old photos, negs and slides are acceptable considering the price. 12 August 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poor quality scans scans virtually useless out of focus / grainy poor colour 5mega pixel scanner? I doubt it I had a 5mp Olympus digital camera no comparison with image quality 06 July 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very poor product I thought this looked too good to be true and should have trusted my instincts. I have 2500 slides to scan and if this product worked, I think the job would have been achievable. The product is easy to set up and it will scan slides quickly. Unfortunately I found the quality of the scan produced to be completely unacceptable and it also crops the image significantly. There are horizontal lines across the image. There is very little adjustment to make so I don't believe I'm doing anything wrong. I think you have to spend more to get a decent image. I'm surprised John Lewis are selling such a second rate product. 23 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by My Slide Scanner I am absolutely delighted with my slide scanner. I have been looking for one for years without any luck. I will be forever grateful to the young male assistant in the Aberdeen store who told me about it. It is extremely easy to operate and there is a user manual. I am of the older generation so still have lots of holiday slides from years ago. I thought the price was very reasonable and I am telling all my friends about it. 03 June 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very good Product This surprise birthday present has proved to be an excellent memory jogger ,enabling old 25mm slides to be transferred to PC with reasonable quality and ease of use. Pity it can't do 2.25" square. transparencies. 26 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good Product Simple to use, Good results on slides up to 40 years old. 14 April 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Returning in disappointment The only redeeming feature of this product is the rapid slide feeder. Scanned slide quality is awful. The slides are cropped at top and bottom. Slides are totally overexposed, unsaturated, and the white balance is off - this would be OK if there were adjustments in the software but there are only brightness and RGB sliders. It is easy to install and use but the controls are far too simplistic. 26 February 2015
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