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Scan Photo/Negative

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by rsimoneau, May 30, 2015.

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  1. rsimoneau

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    Have asked in the past about scanning and got very good help, one additional question ,having negatives and photos of the same picture is it better to scan the photo or the neg,
    Thanks for your past help.
    Ralph
     
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    I would recommend the negative (if you have a negative scanner), if not then use the picture.
     
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    I would say keep both and if they are important or valuable photos, then keep multiple copies of the actual photo
    Bear in mind it is becoming increasingly difficult and very expensive in many countries worldwide to get prints from negatives and it is quite quickly becoming a specialist job to do it. Many of the instant printers or photo booths have closed down or changed to printing from digital only.
     
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    I can guess that you might have problems going either way ....
    Depending on your scanning hardware, who made the prints, how old are they and what Image editing software you might have.
    You might have to do some testing ... Do you have the hardware to scan negatives ???
     
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    Just remember that when you scan the negatives or slides that you need to increase the resolution.
     
  7. rsimoneau

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    Some great replies, Thanks to all. Will answer to the whole group of you.
    The photos /negatives run in age from the late 1946.s to the present. Most all of them were developed/ printed at local photo shop (very high quality). I know about the difficulty and expense now to do those things.
    I have a Canon "CanoScan #8800F that has done a fine job of scanning all the slides, photos and negatives, because many 1000's that were on my computer have been destroyed by"CTB Locker" I need to replace them. Most of them I have the photos/ negatives and also some are on cd's. but what I have taken by digital cameras are mostly are gone for good.
    I am still not sure if it is the quality of the scanning is better using the pic or the negs.,because for most I have both.
    Again thanks so much for your very informative replies
    Ralph.
     
  8. Noyb

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    Sounds like scanning the slide should give you the best result.
    Good luck and if you need any help fixing/restoring any of them .. See Here
     
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