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Making contact prints from sleeved 35mm negatives

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]
posted by akk2014 on Oct 28, 2014 - 10 answers

Best & most cost efficient way to scan pics for eventual shutterfly book

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?
posted by juliagulia on Oct 2, 2013 - 3 answers

How to best organize a lifetime of family photos?

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]
posted by mintchip on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help?

My Epson Scanner is producing weird, noisy, solarized scans of my transparencies. Help? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Tips and Hints for the Occasionally Klutzy Erstwhile Photographer

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?
posted by not_on_display on May 12, 2009 - 16 answers

Scanning BW film

How should I scan b/w film negatives? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Nov 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Ah, the days before digital.

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]
posted by sararah on Feb 25, 2008 - 6 answers

The skinny on scanning

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]
posted by strawberryviagra on Jan 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Shake It Like a Polaroid Pictcha

Recommendations for shops in Manhattan that can scan a large quantity of polaroids. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Dec 26, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I make cheap B&W prints?

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]
posted by ganseki on Apr 22, 2007 - 11 answers

Photo scanning service recommendations?

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]
posted by dmd on May 3, 2006 - 11 answers

Scanning medium format

Scanning Medium Format : Help Me ! [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Jan 15, 2006 - 8 answers

Experience with 35mm negative scanning services?

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]
posted by jimw on Jan 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Family Photo Project

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]
posted by Mroz on Aug 23, 2005 - 8 answers

Best way to get digital images from film negatives?

What is the best way to get high resolution digital images when developing film? [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Aug 22, 2005 - 7 answers

Scanning negatives

I have a Canon CanoScan 9950F and I'm attempting to use it to scan 126-format negatives. [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Aug 13, 2005 - 3 answers

Bulk Photo Scanning

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!
posted by abbyladybug on Apr 19, 2005 - 14 answers

Nonstandard negative scanning

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]
posted by clever sheep on Mar 21, 2005 - 12 answers

digitizing old photos

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]
posted by Tubes on Jan 14, 2005 - 12 answers

Scanning Negatives

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]
posted by biscotti on Sep 27, 2004 - 14 answers

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