Questions tagged [scanning]

is an activity performed by a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image. Common examples found in offices are variations of the desktop (or flatbed) scanner where the document is placed on a glass window.

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Filter for denoising of an old document scan

I hope this is the right forum to ask this. I've got some old documents (part of a drawing) that I want to scan, but the original documents are quite old and the color has degraded (although the paper ...
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How do I keep my paper perfectly flat on flatbed scanner?

I am scanning a photobook, I have unbinded the book and scanning the pages one by one to my Epson Perfection v600. The problem I ran into is that the pages couldn't lay completely flat on the bed, the ...
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Printing negatives: from scans or direct?

Is there a fundamental difference between legacy printers that print from negatives, versus trendy-film shops that print from scans? I'm just surprised that my printed 35mm film photos aren't ...
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How can I restore this scratched 1930s print?

I could use some tips on restoring a scanned print of a family photograph from the 1930s. The photo is heavily scratched, but I would like to restore as much as possible. Any tips on removing the ...
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Remove tiny colourful fibers (not dust) from scanned image

I have imaged scanned in 600 dpi. The paper is old, specially designed, with visible texture and tiny colourful fibers being part of its structure. I'd like to "extract" image from it. ...
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Open source Software to find and extract scanned negative frames from Kodak Disc and Minox negatives

I am looking for open source software that will find negatives on a sheet of scanned negatives and extract each one. Some of these negatives are Kodak disc, so the software needs to find rectangles of ...
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Annotating scanned photos so that the results are portable

I've scanned the almost-six-hundred photos in my Dad's family photo albums, but now I need to enter the notes he wrote next to each image, listing people, locations, (approximate) dates, and other ...
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Film scans came back very blue

I've taken below photo with my Nishika n8000 using the cloudy/poor light mode (I believe it then picks an aperture of f/8). I used Kodak Ultramax 400 and a flash for a majority of the shots which were ...
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Can I use my Canon Pixma AiO printer for scanning film?

I would like start scanning 120 and 35mm films, but my flatbed scanner (Canon Pixma 9155 AiO printer) doesn't officially support this. It doesn't come with a film holder, the software doesn't support ...
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4 color prints scanning

I recently got a poster scanned that sized over 218 mb, it was really a huge size. I discovered that while scanning it had pixels with CMYK 4 color process colors intact. So my question is that, is ...
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Why are flatbed-scanned images warped when compared to itself scanned & rotated 90 degrees?

This has been absolutely baffling me. I scanned an image both vertically and horizontally on the flatbed of my HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M277dw using Windows Fax and Scan. I then used Gimp to rotate ...
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Poorly scanned or poorly shot film roll?

Edit: Here are samples of the negatives.. 29, 32, and 33 were the photos I showed I'm hoping I could have some input on what exactly went wrong with this Portra 400 35mm roll of film. I've been ...
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Create ICC Profile for Negative film

Hello i am looking for simple way to scan film negatives in a reproducable manner. I want to be able to judge and compare my exposures across films.I own an Epson v550 and after fiddeling around with ...
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What are good ways to scan a sheet of negatives?

I have several binders filled with PrintFile 35mm negative holders and sheets of contact prints. Unfortunately, not all of the negative sheets have been scanned. I can put them on a flat bed scanner ...
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How do 35mm film scanners deal with the film base color?

I want to build a jig to scan 35mm film using my digital camera (something similar to https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2789457 or http://www.frogymandias.org/3-d/index.html). I have seen several ...
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How can I correct scanned negatives for vignetting caused by a low-end scanner?

I bought a cheap medion scanner which turned out to be a bad idea since the light in it is not evenly distributed and gives a kind of vignette How can I correct it in an open source program that runs ...
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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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What's the right way to make digital representations of prints?

I'm mostly a film-and-paper photographer: I take pictures, process the film and then make prints in the darkroom. The end-product of what I do is very definitely a bit of paper. But I'd like to be ...
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What could cause vertical lines in scanned photos?

My CanoScan 8800f has recently begun introducing vertical lines in all my scans. I believe this started occurring after I had removed the top cover multiple times to clean the dust from the underside ...
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why won't my photos compress past a certain size?

I'm having issues compressing my film scans to a suitable size for use on my website. for example, I have a .jpg file with a size of 17.4 MB. I opened the photo in Photoshop and tried two methods: ...
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Lossless Format for B&W Scans [closed]

I will be scanning a number of old black and white photos from both medium format and from glass plates. I'm wondering what my best bet is for digitizing and archiving them. So I suppose it's a 2 part ...
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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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Printing negative into paper versus Lightroom processing

I want to piggyback the excellent discussion here on the importance of the negatives to the final results. Given a negative, there are two paths I can reach final image: Path A Scan negatives into ...
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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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Best image format by Epson Scanner Software to use for Lightroom

Epson scanner app (for V600) scanner let us scan the image with 6 type of output. See the below table: What's the best format I should use to get maximum editing ability in Lightroom?
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Why is this photograph shot with Delta 400 and developed with D76 1+1 so grainy

I have the following image: I used Ilford Delta 400, shot with FM2 at box speed. Metered inside the camera. It was developed with D76 1+1, Adofix, Adostop, Ilfotol wetting agent. I follow Mass.Dev....
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How to clean glue or adhesive from film?

I'm scanning about 30 years worth of 35mm negatives. This morning I encountered several dozen rolls that were digitized onto 3-1/4" floppies. To do this, Kodak stuck some sort of masking tape to the ...
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What is the best liquid for washing old negatives?

I have been digitizing old family negatives, mostly 35mm from the 1970s-1990s and I'm trying to remove as much dust as possible. I would like to be able to wash the negatives in water – of all the ...
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How to automate detection of half-frame images using Epson V550/V600?

I have several strips of 35mm negatives shot with an Olympus PenD, which is a half-frame camera. When scanning, I find manually selecting frames one-by-one is time consuming for 72 images per roll. ...
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How to include emulsion style thin border during film negative scan?

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?
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Why are there lines on some of my photos?

There are green-ish lines running down some of my images. I got it developed/scanned by a local film store. Film is not expired. Shot on a Canon AE-1 Program. Still learning how to shoot in manual ...
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How can I protect scanner glass for scanography while preserving depth of field and avoiding artifacts?

I have recently gotten into scanography, but I have not yet found a good method to protect the scanner glass from objects that will scratch or soil it. I need to find a material that is optically ...
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From Linux shell, how to batch-remove dust from images using scan of dust?

I have a large number of scans made with the same scanner. After noticing that there are a few consistent specs of dust on the images, I made a scan of the dust hoping to somehow remove the dust from ...
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Power supply for multi-camera scanning rig

I'm setting up a portable scanning rig for 3D face capture using 36 Cannons 200D. At the moment I'm facing a power management issue. I don't want to keep charging camera's batteries and using AC ...
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What quality can be expected from a flatbed scanner and will a more expensive one be better?

I've got a small collection of family photos, probably several hundred pictures, including some taken over 100 years ago (although they might be copies of the originals, I don't know). All prints, no ...
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Processing raw negatives in photoshop

I'm scanning negatives with an Epson and Silverfast software, in raw format. After inverting the image with command-I, curves and levels are backwards. I could flatten the image, but the size is huge. ...
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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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Different result between scanning in Epson's “color negative film” mode and scanning in positive -> invert curve in post?

When scanning a 35mm film, if I let Epson's software doing its thing by choosing the "color negative film" mode, without any other adjustment, the resulting raw scan will be yellowish. However, if I ...
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Best tools and equipment to digitise film negatives with DSLR, without breaking the bank

I am considering buying Lomography DigitaLIZA film masks for both 35mm and 120 film to use within my digitisation process, however I am unsure of the best methods around the other areas of my process. ...
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Automatic & intelligent crop 1,000 images

I have about 1,000 scanned / photographed images, each with different formats but all with rectangular/square shape, that need to be cropped to remove the background and the white space around the ...
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What caused this horizontal white line scans from film developed at a local shop?

I'm brand new to film photography and I just took my first rolls to a local shop today. The first half of the roll had these horizontal lines at the top and the second half was fine. Is this a film ...
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What is causing white stains on scanned negative? Is there a way to fix this?

I'm scanning some of my negatives, and here I find a whole roll covered with these kind of marks all over. The film has been develop in a processor. The images were stored for a while. I don't ...
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Will printing and rescanning a photo substantially reduce a photo's quality?

I got my college graduation photos taken by Prestige Portraits. It turns out they charge almost $300 to get the photos in digital form but only $35 for an 8*10 photo print. I only want one of my ...
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Blurry Purple horizontal line across pics when scanning on v370

I have this thick blurry purple lines across my pictures when scanning on a brand new v370 scanner. Any idea where it's coming from? I've cleaned the scanner glass thoroughly and the negatives are ...
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Is scanner calibration possible or necessary for scanning negatives?

I shoot film in both colour and black & white. Currently I have the negatives developed and scanned by a lab. My next step will be to get a 35mm film scanner and scan the developed negatives ...
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Pacific Image PowerSlide X vs Braun MULTIMAG SlideScan 7000 Film Scanner

What is the difference between these two scanners? It looks like the specs are the same, but the price is not. Will the Braun include software, and the Pacific not? I found that the Braun had a "...
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scan a lot of 35mm Black and white negatives

I have 4 binders filled with 35mm black-and-white negatives and contact sheets. I've had good luck scanning the contact sheets, but bad luck scanning the slides. Professional scanning services are 50 ...
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Why does selecting a crop area in VueScan affect luminance/colour content?

I scanned a postage stamp. Here's the scanned image, as displayed in VueScan, before selecting a crop area: After selecting a crop area, the same image looks like this: I assume that VueScan is ...
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On the Epson Perfection v500, how does one scan half-frame negatives efficiently?

I have 2 rolls of half-frame film to scan this evening, which amounts to over 144 photos. Most of the manual labor is selecting each photo with the Marquee Tool by hand in the Epson Scan application. ...