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Flatbed scanners with film scanning capability have not completely disappeared from the market. You are correct, scanning film requires the film to be backlit. So scanners with the capability have an illumination source on both sides of the scanner platen. It is (sometimes?) called a "Transparency Unit". "Back in the day", that's how it ...


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There will be minimal benefit from scanning prints at 2400dpi, as opposed to 1200dpi. Most prints do not benefit from being scanned at resolutions higher than about 200-300 dpi. Reasons to use higher resolutions include being able to make enlargements. There is more to scan quality than resolution, like color depth, noise, and dynamic range. However, these ...


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Photographing negatives with a digital camera is an alternative to a flatbed scanner. For on screen use, a even a modern smart device camera may be good enough. Because negatives and slides modulate light by transmission rather than reflection, capturing their information effectively requires a light source behind the negative. Bespoke products are available ...


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Another reason for this to happen, as I found out today, could be the connector that goes from the cover to the base unit getting loose. If the scanner cannot sense the connected cover, which contains the moving backlight for slide scanning, it acts as a simple flatbed scanner. Pull the connector out, blow some compressed air into the socket, then securely ...


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My (fairly old) Epson V200 scanner, as set up to scan negative/slides: Specs says it can scan at 4800DPI, so you can get a 30Mpix image out of a 35mm slide/negative (personally never went that far). Epson still has photo-capable scanners in its line-up.


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In case you have a sufficiently large amount of pictures, I recommend buying specialized hardware with an automated feeder. 16 bits per channel is an absolute necessity! Depending on your use case, you may want to rent one rather than buy one. I used a https://reflecta.de/en/computer-required/23-reflecta-digitdia-7000-magazinscanner.html (I am not affiliated ...


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Ignore the Media White Point in Scanner Profiles I want to profile my scanner using an IT8.7/2 chart. Analyzing the ICC profile I generated it shows that the Media White Point is close to D65 illuminant (6501K). What does this mean? For reflection scanners, nothing. And the Media White Point in an ICC scanner profile is not that of the scanner's illuminant....


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I want to profile my scanner using an IT8.7/2 chart. Analyzing the ICC profile I generated it shows that the Media White Point is close to D65 illuminant (6501K). What does this mean? It means that it has analyzed the results of your scan and has determined that the illuminant for your scanner is centered on 6501K. Does it mean that whenever I apply this ...


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