View Full Version : Has anyone successfully scanned a negative?
The father-in-law gave us a scanner because he didn't like its usability. Its an Epson 1260 w/optional negative scanning attachment.
I scanned a negative but the colors aren't very close to what they should be at all. I even inverted them in Photoshop, but it would need a LOT of fine tuning to get it anywhere close.
Well, I've only worked on b/w negatives that work great. Provided I use the manual settings to get the resolution high enough and no filters running.
As for colour negatives, I haven't tried this yet. But there might be some reason why dedicated negative scanners are REALLY expensive..
10-26-03, 04:41 PM
mine arent too good either i have some brand i dont remeber with an attachemnt colors are decently close but i have to do quite a few tweaks so i sually just take em over to Walgreens, since i live in Perfect.
One thing I noticed was that you need to do a white balance adjustment with the negative holder by itself prior to inserting a negative. This improved my results drastically.
I have an Epson scanner and the negatives scan great.
10-27-03, 11:20 PM
Some negatives use a different process than other negatives.
I know that most 35mm film is c-41 process, and it needs to be scanned with a scanner that can scan c-41 film.
That might have something to do with it.
c-41 35mm negatives are kind of brownish in color. I once scanned a purple type of negative, and the colors did not work at all.....it was weird.
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