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Scanning Negatives at Home

When it comes to film photography there are a number of options available for scanning or digitising our negatives. Flatbed scanners such as the Epson V800 are amazing, but expensive. What can we do if we are on a budget? In this video I make a suggestion that uses a dSLR and about £40 worth of accessories. All items were easy enough to assemble and even if you do not have a dSLR, a mobile phone will also work.

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Grain2Pixel

Grain2Pixel

Most people that take up film photography will make use of professional labs to begin with. Labs provide services for developing, scanning and printing your negatives. But once you have been photographing for a while, many like to begin to perform these actions for themselves. With regards to the scanning of your negatives, there are a number of software applications that can assist with the conversion and adjustment of the final image.

In this video I look at one of these applications. Grain2Pixel is an app that integrates with Adobe Photoshop and automates the actions of turning a negative in a good looking positive image. Take a look at my first use of the app and see the results I get.

Grain2Pixel can be downloaded from here.

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