Which side is the front?
Typically, you can tell which is the front side of a slide, because it will either have a date or a number printed on it. The back of the slide will typically have the processor’s mark (such as Kodak or Kodachrome). If you encounter a slide that says “this side toward screen,” that is the back side of the slide. If there are no markings at all, the shiny emulsion side is the front and the dull side is the back.
- Loose slides only. Remove all slides from carousels, sleeves or envelopes.
- Arrange all slides facing horizontally. Images will be rotated after scanning.
- Stack all slides horizontally, emulsion side down (dull side down).
- Slides may be scanned in order within each specific format only. Write the order number on the mounts of mounted slides.