Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
Can someone bring me up to speed on lightboxes? I am so green in this area.
It's just a 'box' of sorts that contains a light source and an opaque piece of glass or plastic that allows you to look at your negs and transparencies. They come in various sizes. Here in Japan most photo stores have their entire counter as a lightbox -- they'll turn it on and you can look at the negs right there.

However, if you have a tablet of sorts (iPad, for example) with a flashlight app that lights up the screen you can use that as a lightbox as well (that's what I do).