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Why is there a straight line across each 35mm photo (taken with Noblex swing lens panoramic)?

A light line can be the result from a scratched negative. Given the symptoms it could have been debris in the roll's light seal. Could also be in the camera or during processing.
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Why is there a straight line across each 35mm photo (taken with Noblex swing lens panoramic)?

A straight, fine line across the frame like this indicates a scratched negative to me. I guess it could be a dodgy scanner too. Examine your negatives closely to see if the scratch is there. You might ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

I'm assuming you probably used a compact type camera with an image shape of 4:3 (long side of image is 4/3 longer than short side, which describes a "shape"). But a 6x4 print is the shape 3:2... ...
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Should I let the lab pull overexposed color negative or leave it overexposed

I regularly over expose my film by 1/3 to 2/3 or 1 full stop depending on the conditions and the film and with the knowledge of how that film behaves and develops in the developers i use. Generally ...
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Why is there an over-exposed stripe on first several frames of film?

My guess is... shutter problem, like second curtain slow to close at the end. Sometimes old equipment can be slow and idiosyncratic when getting started or in cold temperature. Your camera may need ...
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Why is there a straight line across each 35mm photo (taken with Noblex swing lens panoramic)?

The scratch is uneven - the scanner optics is not to blame, it is the negative. The scratch is colored - it is emulsion-side. The scratch is thin enough not to happen in the wet part of the lab ...
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Why is there an over-exposed stripe on first several frames of film?

Definitely check the negatives first for something similar, although as osullic pointed out, it's pretty rare that a lab will goof it up. The shutter is a good possibility as outlined in xiota's ...
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How can I order prints on clear plastic?

If like for an overhead projector to project, I think the question is How can you find a shop that will print transparencies for you? They are casually called slides, but the key word is ...
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Should I let the lab pull overexposed color negative or leave it overexposed

From my experience (25+ years in the photo industry), Fuji film tends to handle overexposure by one stop without the need to pull-process. However, as Alaska Man stated, if you shot mainly in high-...
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Does someone knows what would happen when using c-41 without starter in both developer and fixer?

Modern color films are incorporated meaning the dyes are placed in the emulsion during manufacture. We are talking, C-41 color negative film and E-6 color positive films. These films entail multiple ...
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Does someone knows what would happen when using c-41 without starter in both developer and fixer?

In C-41 replenishment chemistry, the purpose of a starter is to put the appropriate chemical into a "seasoned" state from the beginning, by introducing a controlled level of process ...
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Why did the store crop my images for 4x6 prints?

In analog days, the (cheap) prints from negatives were (almost?) always cropped on all sides, probably to be on the safe side and not include any border. When i scanned my negatives, i was astonished ...
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What does it mean to "mount" slide film for processing?

Mounted slides used to be the standard through the 2000's. After 2010 equipment and slide processing is harder to find. These days most people develop and keep the strips. Keeping it as a long ...
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