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I am looking at image like this. Notice the inner thin edgy border in black.

Given a film negative and a scanner, how can we make such border?

  • Is your scanner a reflective scanner (such as a flatbed scanner) or a dedicated film scanner that projects light through the film? – Michael C Jun 25 '19 at 12:34
  • Flatbed scanner, like Epson V550. – neversaint Jun 25 '19 at 13:19
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    Back in the film days you would file out the inside of the negative carrier to make the opening larger so a bit of the unexposed film showed through when you printed the negative. – David Rouse Jun 25 '19 at 13:41
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    Why not do it in post, there are various border add-ons available, some free. – Mattman944 Jun 25 '19 at 14:09
  • @Mattman944 Can you give example app? – neversaint Jun 25 '19 at 15:15
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What I do is to let the scanner (or its SW: I use Vuescan) find the frame in the neg and then just slightly increase the frame size include some of the rebate (the unexposed edge of the negative). That's not hard to do.

(When printing negs I gave up on the filed-out-neg-holder thing and now use glass which are a pain to get the film positioned in but otherwise much better.)

  • Increase what? And what's 'rebate' by the way? – neversaint Jun 25 '19 at 15:16
  • Sorry, I meant increase the frame size, and 'rebate' means the unexposed area outside the frame (I think this must come from the woodworking term, not the financial one, but I suppose they are related somehow). – user82065 Jun 25 '19 at 15:28

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