I have several hundred pages (sleeves) of 35mm color negatives. A few years ago I started a project to scan-in all the negatives. But because of my own disorganization, the project has turned into a big mess. [more inside]
I want to have photo books of old printed photos. My current plan is to scan in old photos onto my computer. I have a fantastic crisp and fast scanner, though I may need to crop or turn some of the photos. I then want to upload these photos to shutterfly or snapfish or similar to make a photo book. Is this the best and most cost efficient way to do this? As for the "best" part of my question, I would think my scanner would take care of this; with the exception of one of the books I want to make, I'm not picky about the photo quality. But as for the efficiency part, I would think sending out the photos to be scanned would be quite efficient (little work for me!), but do not meet the "cost efficient" part of my question...but perhaps I'm wrong about this and it's not too expensive to send photos out to be scanned?
Elderly parent has boxes and boxes of photos which are not in any particular order. Some are loose, some are in albums, and a few are on CDs. I have offered to assist in the organization and scanning of some or all of these photos. What would be the easiest way to accomplish this? [more inside]
My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help? [more inside]
A few days ago, I unknowingly spilled water on a pile of old photo prints that I am planning on scanning. They dried, and now, as a result, the bottom twenty are stuck together. How can I separate the prints without tearing or otherwise ruining them? If that is impossible, I still have the negatives somewhere; how can I best scan negatives into a regular flatbed scanner?
How should I scan b/w film negatives? [more inside]
I'm looking for the best way to get good quality scans of old photos and then store them permanently in archival albums or envelopes. [more inside]
I'm intending to self-publish a short run book of photography - I need advice on image preparation (from original neg and tranny) for what will most likely be an offset printing process. [more inside]
Recommendations for shops in Manhattan that can scan a large quantity of polaroids. [more inside]
I need a cheap way of developing and printing black and white film, but I have neither the space nor the inclination to build a darkroom. [more inside]
We have several hundred old family photographs in various sizes, shapes, and conditions that we would like to have scanned. We're looking for advice from anyone who has had personal experience with specific companies. [more inside]
Scanning Medium Format : Help Me ! [more inside]
I have negatives from ten rolls of 35mm color film (about 240 pictures total) that I'd like to get scanned. Has anyone had any experience with companies that do this sort of scanning? Any to recommend or avoid? [more inside]
Family Photo Project - I'm working on a "How to" for a project to turn my family's entire photo history into a easily searchable, sortable, and archived digital collection. I would like some insight on my plan. [more inside]
What is the best way to get high resolution digital images when developing film? [more inside]
I have a Canon CanoScan 9950F and I'm attempting to use it to scan 126-format negatives. [more inside]
I'm a long-time shutterbug. For the past five years, I have used a digital camera, but before that, it was all 35 millimeter. I have a backlog of thousands of photographs I'd like to scan. I'd like to find a scanner that has an automatic feeder so I can batch-scan lots of pictures at once. My photos are mostly the standard 4x6 size you get at the local photo store. For the record, I am more focused on really cataloguing my life, so I have a large quantity of photographs rather than lots of super high quality art shots. Sure, I want a quality scanner, but I don't need top of the line. I'm more interested in a really top rate feeder mechanism. Tell me what you know!
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] [more inside]
I have a boatload of 35mm and ASP photos that I'd like to digitize. The options I've found are either expensive or insanely tedious... [M.I.] [more inside]
Film scanning! I have a fair number of negatives (easily a few thousand) which I need to scan (every day they call to me telling me that they are decaying and need to be recorded digitally). (the more it is inside) [more inside]