How can I scan negatives and diapositives using a flatbed scanner? What hardware do I need?
I'm a little confused here, both regarding what I need and how it works.
10-15 years ago, I think, it was common that flatbed scanners could be bought with a negative holder but when I look it up today that seems to mostly have disappeared of the market.
Furthermore, it seems that such device (basically a plastic frame that makes the negatives stay flat) requires backlit - but flatbed scanners aren't backlit, are they? How did those devices work back in the days?
I am in the market for a multifunction printer/scanner in the $500-range and it would be nice if it could scan some negatives with decent quality. It doesn't need to be perfect - I am never gonna print those scans anyway, the only usage will be on screen.