Negative Scaning


FAT8BIKER

Link Posted 12/11/2011 - 17:33
Hi all
I am new to the forum so i hope this does not sound to stupid.
Can you use a printer/scanner to scan negastives, what software do you need to flip them.
I have windows 7 on the lap top.
Cheers

puma

Link Posted 12/11/2011 - 17:55
The Epson 1240 scanner or higher scans negatives; it comes with its own software
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cbrog

Link Posted 12/11/2011 - 20:28
The Epson 4180 will also scan negs. two-and-a-quarter and 35mm. But be warned you will need to scan at a very high dpi. I generally scan at 2400 dpi or higher. Of course it takes all day to scan a block of 4 (2.1/4) or 6x35mm strip.......
Any 'proper' imaging program should flip negative to positive - at least black and white, you do not say which you are proposing to scan.
Last Edited by cbrog on 12/11/2011 - 20:29

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Mannesty

Link Posted 12/11/2011 - 22:13
Vuescan is compatible with most scanners available.
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bjolester

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 10:40
If you want to scan 35mm film, I guess that a dedicated 35mm film scanner will do the job best. Unfortunately most of these have been discontinued, except from the Nikon Super Coolscan 9000/5000 ED, which are very expensive. I would look for older models of the Nikon Coolscan and Minolta Dimage series.

You can find more information about different scanners here: http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/scanrex.htm

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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 11:11
I use a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV and Vuescan. Between them they do a very good job and save the images as 20Mb TIFF's, which is not the largest. I think each image is around 40Mb if you scan and save at full resolution.

It's just a shame my 20-40 year old negatives are not in a good state.

My father was custodian of them for some years, and kept them in a damp garage.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 13/11/2011 - 11:13

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gartmore

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 11:43
I use a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV too but with the OEM software, cant recommend highly enough. Its well worth looking out for one.
Ken
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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 12:03
gartmore wrote:
I use a Minolta Dimage Scan Dual IV too but with the OEM software, ...

Does the OEM s/w work with Windows 7 Ken?
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gartmore

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 13:00
I dont know, Peter.

But... it didn't work with Vista at which point I downloaded the trial version of Vuescan and discovered that the Minolta software worked once again. I presume there was a missing codec or similar so installing Vuescan is a workaround. If you have Vuescan it might be worth installing the original Minolta software and see what happens, I'd be interested to know the result.
Ken
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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 14:07
gartmore wrote:
If you have Vuescan it might be worth installing the original Minolta software and see what happens, I'd be interested to know the result.

I'll let you know . . . when I can find the Minolta s/w CD
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gartmore

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 15:55
I could lend you a copy if you like.
Ken
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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 16:44
Thanks Ken, but no need. I found mine.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 18:12
Having installed the Minolta scanner software on Windows 7, it works.

I ran the setup utility as Administrator, and already had Vuescan installed.

Whether it's using the Minolta or Vuescan driver, I have yet to check.

The only thing I couldn't find was anywhere to tell the Minolta software to scan only 4 negs. All of my neg strips are in 4's.
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FAT8BIKER

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 18:23
Thanks for all your imput,i have a epson PX720WD.
Most of the older scanners will not work with windows 7,no drivers.
I have seen a Minolta for sale might try that with Vuescan.
CHEERS
FAT8BIKER
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FAT8BIKER

Link Posted 13/11/2011 - 18:34
cbrog wrote:
The Epson 4180 will also scan negs. two-and-a-quarter and 35mm. But be warned you will need to scan at a very high dpi. I generally scan at 2400 dpi or higher. Of course it takes all day to scan a block of 4 (2.1/4) or 6x35mm strip.......
Any 'proper' imaging program should flip negative to positive - at least black and white, you do not say which you are proposing to scan.

ALL TYPES AND SIZES COLOUR/B&W/SLIDES some of the b&w are70 odd years old.
DAVE
Last Edited by FAT8BIKER on 13/11/2011 - 18:35
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