Ion Photo and Film Scanner

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Pics 2 SD/PC Photo & Negative Scanners

The Ion Pics 2 SD & PC scanners have the added benefit of being both negative film & photo scanners rolled into one and have the option of working without a computer. Using the built in colour digital screen you have the ability to view your slides once they are scanned and can then store them on the SD Card with the Pics 2 SD or with the Pics 2 PC version store them on your PC.

pics 2 sdPriced around the £120 mark the Ion photo and film scanner is worth well worth considering if you need both a film and photo scanner but would prefer another option to the traditional flatbed scanners. Both compact scanners feature auto exposure and colour balance and have pre bundled software although we always recommend trying other software options to get the best out of your negatives.

If you want to use this without a computer then this is where the Ion really stands out as the Pics 2 SD has the ability to store the images straight onto an SD card via the built in slot and view the results on it’s handy integrated 3.2 inch colour screen where you can view the images to make sure you are happy with the results achieved.

pics 2 pc

You can of course use the scanner with your computer as a way of processing negatives should you want to or take the SD card along to your local photo processing outlet where you can convert the files to images in full colour.


  • PICS 2 PC
    • Works with 35mm negatives, 35mm slides, and 3×5, 4×6, and 5×7-inch pictures
    • Comes with easy image transfer and editing software
    • High-resolution 5.1 Mega Pixel scanner with up to 3600 Dots per inch
    • Fast, one touch scanning takes just one to two seconds

    System Requirements:

    • Windows XP, Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows 7
    • Not Mac compatible

    PICS 2 SD

    • Standalone picture scanner does not require a PC to use
    • Large 3.2-inch colour screen for viewing images
    • Works with 35mm negatives, 35mm slides, and 3×5, 4×6, and 5×7-inch pictures
    • High-resolution 5.1 Mega Pixel scanner with up to 3600 Dots per inch
    • Works with virtually any computer for optional transfer
    • Easy, single button operation with auto focus, auto exposure, and auto colour balance


    • Pics 2 SD and Pics 2 PC unit – approximately 22cm (W) x 15.5cm (H) x 20cm (D)

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