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Flatbed Scanner to Scan Negatives





sunjay
Hey,

I've got an ordinary flatbed scanner at home (Diamond View DV650U) and i don't think it can scan negatives. Cos i tried it and it comes out all black.

So my questions is, is there a way to give that capability to my scanner? I mean, i don't have cash to get another scanner just with negative scanning capabilities.

Any suggetions welcome

Cheers!
SunJay
rohan2kool
The best thing to do would be use a transperency adapter. As for your low-cost model, I don't think it would have come with one, and am equally not sure whether standalone transperency adapters are available. However you can surely check it out with your vendor.

Transperency adapter is really good when it comes for scanning negatives. Then in photoshop, all you have to do is [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[I]
sunjay
Hey,

Thanks for that. No, my scanner is a "cheap-off-the-garage-sale" scanner, so nothing but the scanner came in the box.

Another question. Let's just pretend I've got loads of money. What flatbed scanner would you recommand that can scan High Resoulutions. I've done a 2 minute research and came up with those 2 models: Canon CanoScan 9950F or Epson 4490 Photo.

Thanks all

SunJay
rohan2kool
Well, the CanoScan is quite a good model, but i don't recommend that you invest in a Cannon if u have loads of money. I would prefer HP scanjet. If you have loads of money to spend, HP is the perfect choice. AS for EPSON, i never liked any of the EPSON products.

Konika Minolta is a good company. If you have loads of money, makes sure that you have an automatic document feeder and also check for quick buttons.

Then surely look out for a transperency adaptor.
sunjay
thanks rohan2kool. Your opinions are great.

Thanks again

Cheers!
SunJay
otiscom
try this piece of software, it's called Easy Develop from fishesdesign.com
picsite
There is something called a negative piece, well atleast that's what is was called for my scanner, and you basically put the negatives inside it and put that on the scanner and scan. They can be bought at any major computer store, usually the smaller privately run ones don't have it because they are to uncommon. You should be able to find one for $20 - 40 depending on your scanner model.
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