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How to scan your negatives at home


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ScanCorner - a professional scan service provider that digitize old photos, negatives, slides, videos and audios explains how you can scan your negatives at home!

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How to scan your negatives at home

  1. 1. ScanCorner ScanCorner Marketing Department Operations Department 23, August 2011 September 18, 2012Induction ProgramHow to scan negatives
  2. 2. AgendaAbout ScanCornerWhy Digitize NegativesEquipment RequiredScanning ProcedureImage EnhancementFew Important TipsContact Us9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 2
  3. 3. About ScanCorner• ScanCorner is a professional photo and video digitization service provider headquartered in Zurich with presence in Zurich, Stuttgart, Brisbane, Barcelona, Hyderabad.• At ScanCorner, we convert slides, negatives, VHS, Super 8mm, MiniDV into very high quality digital format at a highly affordable rate.• All the digitization is done manually unlike various other service providers who run automated jobs that gives sub-optimal quality output.• Please visit for more information.• In the following slides, we show you how to digitize a negative. 9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 3
  4. 4. Why Digitize Negatives• Fading: Photos don’t last forever as printed photos are made through a so called “chromogenic” process which is necessary to achieve the colors in the negatives. The chemical reactions are unstable that effects that light can easily damage the colors of the negative.• Color Shift: Colors of the negatives can also be changed in the dark as the chemical reactions already begins after that photo is printed.• Scratching: Negatives can easily be scratched through dust, debris or incautious handling. The major problem is that the scratches are more or less invisible and can only be detected after the negative was scanned.• Natural Disasters: Besides the damaging effects of fading, color shift and scratching, your negatives could also not be save at home. Due to unexpected fire, water damage, misplacement or pets your negatives or photos can be lost forever.9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 4
  5. 5. Equipment Required • Use scanners that are of high-quality to achieve the best result • Below are two scanners that ScanCorner recommends  Nikon Cool Scan 5000  Epson V 700 ED9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 5
  6. 6. Scanning ProcedureThe scan process of negatives looks as follows:• Clean the scanning bed and the negatives with a nice cloth• Put the negatives into a custom made folder• Put the folder on the scanning bed and close the scanner• Set the settings like DPI (3000 DPI), Film Type (Negative) & Color/B&W• Press the button to scan it 9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 6
  7. 7. Image Enhancement• Preferably use Adobe Photoshop to process your pictures• Follow the below steps to enhance the images  Use Stamp Tool to remove the scratches present  Use Color Balance to adjust the colors on the image  Then use Hue/Saturation to fill in the required colors  Finally, use Red-Eye removal if the image has a red eye.9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 7
  8. 8. Few Important Tips• Clean the negatives & scanning bed without fail• Handle the negatives carefully. Use tweezers preferably.• Use white gloves to prevent finger prints on the negatives• Keep it away from sunlight to avoid that your color photos fade• Use high-end equipment to achieve high-quality products• Always use Digital ICE, otherwise the negative has lot of scratches9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 8
  9. 9. Contact Us If you wish to let a professional scanning service provider digitize your old negatives, contact us as “we make your memories last a lifetime” Email: Website: www.scancorner.com9/18/2012 (c) ScanCorner 2012 9
  10. 10. Thank You for your attention!