I recently picked up my ten rolls of film from the local lab, which previously has done a fine enough job developing my film, but this this time whoever cut the negatives really did a poor job -- many images are spliced by a diagonal hair with a small portion of the image falling on the wrong side of the cut line. Some are worse than others, but there really shouldn't be any. This was all ten rolls of film had this problem.
Now my "high resolution" scans appear to be made prior to the sloppy cut job (or the hardware/software cropped the image to the smallest fitting rectangle?) but that is a poor compromise. The only reason I ordered the scans was so I could identify the ones I wanted printed -- printed from negative, not from "high resolution" scan from my local lab.
So my question is, simply, how do I recover from this? Is there anything I can do to print the damaged images from negative without empty space occurring where the sloppy cuts were made? For damaged images I believe my only recourse is to take both strips of negative to a professional and have them scan both ends of the image and reconstruct it in software at a sufficient resolution to print. But maybe one of you have seen this before and know an old trick to get past this?
Questions 2, who do you go to in NYC who does NOT do this, does not damage the film during development and does not damage the film after development?