Nonstandard negative scanning
March 21, 2005 3:18 PM Subscribe
I have inherited approx. 100 very old family photo negatives, many of highly nonstandard sizes, some non-square (seem to be hand-cut with scissors, perhaps), etc. I started scanning a few and fell in love with them not only as heirlooms but as Americana--they're dynamite. But I'm getting lost when I try to figure out how to get the lot safely & archivally hi-res scanned. [MI]
posted by clever sheep to media & arts (12 answers total)
I've done some quick reading about DigitalICE, found out it will work for chromogenic C41process B&W but not traditional silver halide. From there on, I'm lost; don't know how to ID exactly what I have. I'd also love to find a provider, particularly (but not necessarily) one located in Minnesota (handing over these negatives will be nervous enough, without mailing them to boot) who could handle the scanning for me. Any recommended tools or vendors? Dankeschoen!