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Can I easily and automatically fix contrast and color on a 35mm scan that contains sprocket holes?

I often prefer to scan film including the sprocket holes, especially when the image bleeds over the perforations a little bit, as in this example: The raw results from the scanner are usually very ...
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hole punch for old type 126 and 110 film

New film has holes down both side like the old school tractor feed printer paper. Older type 126 and 110 film only has 1 hole on 1 side approx every photo. Are there any kind of hole punches to ...
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I have a bunch of film to scan, what is the best resolution?

I have roughly 1200 photos on film varying in age from modern to type 110 and 126 and some of it 50 years old. I got a Nikon 5000 ED second, bought good software (Silverfast Archival), used color ...
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How to arrange point sources of light (LEDs) to obtain a uniform light source?

Based on the answers to my question Can I use a LCD as backlight for acquiring film using a DSLR? and the link provided about optimal light sources for negative film I would like to build a light ...
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Can I use a LCD as backlight for acquiring film using a DSLR?

After asking about using a DSLR for acquiring film, I am at the stage of looking for a proper backlight. I assume a high CRI light source is required to properly reproduce each colours of the film: ...
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What options do I have to scan negatives if my scanner is not backlit?

I have been messing around with developing negatives myself and want to scan them but I don't have a backlit scanner. I don't have a lot of money currently but have some options that might work for ...
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How to digitize film on a budget?

Recently I have been shooting and developing some 35mm film. A few days ago I thought of scanning the film but it looked like my canon TR7550 does not support scanning film. The white part of the ...
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Copy DNG/XMP metadata

Years ago I scanned about 1000 negative photos. Now I have purchased a new negative scanner and rescanned all of my negatives. Is there any way to copy metadata from the old DNG/XMP files to the new ...
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In 2021, which film scanners accepting different film formats are compatible with macOS Big Sur?

With Apple's recent rollout of their new iMac line, I have been considering upgrading my 2011 computer to something more modern. However, I know that my scanner, Epson V500, doesn't work with macOS ...
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Hardware for scanning diapostives or negatives using flatbed scanner?

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 ...
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Batch scanning of family archive: speed of flatbed vs. film scanners?

I want to scan a large archive of family film negatives, and am pondering between buying a flatbed versus dedicated film scanner. While quality is still important, we are not aiming at too high ...
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Epson v850 scanner driver compatibility with modern operating systems?

From Epson's page for the v850 Scanner, it states under the "General" section that the list of supported operating systems are: Windows® 8 – 8.1 Windows 7 Windows Vista® Windows XP® Windows ...
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Do negative digitalization apps work with unprocessed film?

Recently I found 3 unprocessed film rolls like this one: Can I extract the films from the rolls and scan them using some app like KODAK Mobile Film Scanner?
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Batch Scanning / iPhone apps?

I'm a photo editor that's been employed to work on the archive of an American music photographer from the 1960s. My first task is to deal with over 20,000 35mm negatives. The plan is to scan them all ...
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How well does the CanoScan Lide 400 Slim digitize 35mm negatives?

I'm an amateur in the analogue photography scene and don't have the resources to "build" an analog lab where I live. However, I want to make some experiments with some developed film I have at home ...
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Epson Scan 2 Not Showing Transparency Option for Film Scanning

I've been using my Epson V600 (or sometimes, GT-X820) for 6 years. I have gone through Apple updates and having broken Epson software before. (Currently running OSX 15.1 Cat) However, this time ...
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How good are sub $100 no-name brand scanners?

I have a bunch of films I want to scan from, back in the day, holiday photography (i.e., nothing prize winning) I have also recently taken up black and white film photograph for fun. So I have been ...
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What maintenance does a negative scanner need?

I have an old Nikon 5000 film scanner that I use 4-6 times a year now as I slowly digitize thousands of old negatives and slides. I have not done any maintenance on it since getting it about five ...
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Scanning film negatives - Resolution, DPI and file size [duplicate]

I use a Epson V800 scanner to scan my 35mm film negatives. I've set the resolution on the software (silverfast 8) to 3200dpi and the result was a tif file with 4500x3000px and 15mb. If i select that ...
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How to best catalog high-res images and scans [duplicate]

I'm re-organizing the catalog for my father's photojournalism career and am trying to determine what is the best practice for the archival of high-res scans (of film, contact sheets, prints, etc.). We ...
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Is it better to shoot or scan a film negative for Lightroom?

Which one of these approaches produce better results with Lightroom later: Scan the negative with a flatbed scanner (e.g., Epson V600); output Tiff image; then proceed with Lightroom. Shoot your ...
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Do negatives degrade resolution over time?

I have a bunch of old negatives (~30 years old) that I recently sent out to a processing shop for scanning to digital. I was told that the scan resolution was slightly in excess of 3000dpi. I don't ...
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How to correct colors when scanning bleached Polaroids?

I bleached the back of a Polaroid that comes from Fuji FP-100C by pouring toilet bleach materials on the back of the Polaroid ...
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20 Year Old Negative Colouration

I'm undertaking a family photo digitisation project. I've got a lot of Kodak Gold negatives from the mid 90s. I've noted that these negatives tend to have a yellow cast to them, particularly ones ...
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How to tell which image from a set is the most in focus? [duplicate]

I am calibrating the focus on my 35mm film scanner, to do this I am rescanning the same photo repeatedly with different focus configurations and comparing the results to choose the configuration which ...
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Identify old Fuji film from 1987

I have a set of old color film negatives that I want to feed to a PlusTek OpticFilm 7600i film scanner. The scanning software is VueScan (it used to be SilverFast). The main problem I have, is that I ...
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Scanning negative with silverfast and plustek opticfilm 8200i gives just color bars on half the image

I had problems scanning dia film with Silverfast and plustek opticfilm 8200i. I just get about half the image and than just color bars. I'm using Windows 10 and I have a Samsung C460W printer/scanner ...
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Performing pixel- and channelwise division in PhotoShop

Every negative has certain base color, i.e. the color of unexposed areas. I want to know how to fraction this number out of my scans. In pure math, this is nothing particularly strange, I assume ...
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Green Fog in Color Negative Scan

Can anyone explain what is wrong with this negative scan? There seems to be some green haze in my scans. At first I thought the green tint was just from the lab not color correcting the scans ...
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What yields a better print from B&W negatives: photo printing or digital printing from a scan?

What's better (in terms B&W print image quality), to scan a developed negative and then digitally process and print it, or printing via traditional methods, using enlargers and light sensitive ...
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What's the best way to clean dust from film negatives? [duplicate]

Every time I scan my 35mm negatives, there is always a lot of dust, even after using a rocket duster and wiping with a microfiber cloth. What sort of equipment exists in order to get rid of the dust? ...
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Can a regular scanner be used to scan negatives?

I have some black and white negatives from 1952 period. I tried to scan them on a regular flatbed scanner, but I am getting very little signal, the image has all the levels compressed into a very ...
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What are these streaks in negative scans I got back from a lab?

I'm a beginner that's getting back into film photography after many years. I just received scans of my negatives and noticed some of them have streaking while others do not. I feel like this may have ...
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Would scanning the same negative at different exposures give a better result?

For a while I have got developed and scanned my 35mm negatives by a lab/shop. The quality of the scans is not satisfying me (a lot of noise and images are not sharp). I was thinking of buying a film ...
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Is there a medium format film scanner that has an automatic feed?

I have a huge stack of old medium format negatives, I want to somewhat automate the scan (there are 1000 or so!) I'm wondering if there are any medium format scanners have some sort or automated feed.
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What should I use to reassemble single 35mm film negatives into strips for scanning?

I am beginning to scan my negatives. From my early days of photography some 50 years ago I have found in my archives single 35mm negs that I want to reassemble into a strip to scan. How can I ...
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How can I "quickly" scan and digitize many negatives? [duplicate]

I've found a huge collection of old family photos that are the negative strips (roughly 6 pictures a strip). I had a scanner that would allow me to digitally save the photos from the negatives one at ...
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What's the best way to copy 100 rolls of 35mm film?

I have a one time opportunity to make copies of my kid's childhood pictures from the negatives as part of a divorce settlement. I'm not sure how many, but I'm guessing around 100 rolls. Emotionally I ...
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Large red stripes in negative scan

I am using a HP G4050 Negative Scanner to scan some of my negatives and suddenly I started to get these strange type of blots, all my scanning are getting all blurred in red, already tried to change ...
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Best option for scanning a large volume of slides

I'm looking to scan several thousand old 35mm slides for historical archiving. I've got an old Canon CanoScan flatbed scanner that has the ability to scan slides specifically but its a tad slow and i'...
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How can I make my own film scanner using a DSLR camera?

How can I make my own film scanner (35mm) using a 16MP DSLR camera? For using the camera, I understand that I basically need a soft and even light source and a macro lens to focus on the films from ...
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Using sheetfed scanner to scan photo prints and postcards

I inherited thousands of photographs (negatives + prints) and postcards. My plan is to select from each film the photos I want to keep and feed them to a sheetfed scanner. This prevents me from using ...
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Are photolab negatives to digital (e.g. CD) always better than a low cost USB self scanner?

Background I have a low cost USB negatives scanner that is operated manually by passing the negatives in a tray through it and scanning one by one. The quality looks good enough - for old everyday ...
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Does anyone make a digital real-time negative viewer/quick preview, with no scan-then-view delay?

Is there real time/instant negatives viewer, i.e. one where you can slide into or place a negative onto its sensor and preview the results via a screen or in a window of software on an attached ...
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Do I need a new scanner, and if so what sort?

For some years I've been planning to scan a heap of old analog photos -- Kodachrome slides plus 35mm. color negs and a lesser number of b+w negatives -- and, maybe because I use Nikon, I've always ...
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Scanning to include sprockets. How do i get rid of the blue blotches?

Epson v500. when not using either of the film masks i get these blue blotches in the scan. I've tried epson scan and vuescan. Anyone know how to get it to scan without the blotches?
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epson v500 digital ice turns off automatically

I have an Epson v500 and whenever I go to scan negatives I turn digital ice on and press preview. After the preview is done digital ice gets automatically turned off. Is this normal and should I be ...
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Best auto-feed photo and/or negative scanner?

My father recently passed away and left us with grocery bags, buckets, and 55-gallon drums full of photographs and negatives. I'm guessing there are easily over 100,000 photos and 100,000 negatives. ...
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how to properly clean inside a scanner

I have an Epson Perfection 2400 PHOTO Scanner. It has been a great device scanning both printed images and negatives. It is about 5 years old. Over time, I have noticed that the scanned image ...
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Is there a film scanner that can read the data from APS films and include it in the EXIF metadata?

I've a bunch of APS films that I'd like to scan but all the film scanners I've seen on the market today are 35mm scanners; and whilst some have little carriers to allow you to physically scan APS, ...
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