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Offline David Posnett

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How to Scan large,non standard negatives
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 21:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I hope it is ok to ask, but can any of you scan non-standard size negatives, from the 1920's?

Or suggest how to do it?  I only have an ordianry 35mm type scanner.
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Re: How to Scan large,non standard negatives
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 November 17 10:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi David...I scan mine at 1200dpi with the shiny side down and white card over the top to keep them flat. Lightly clean the surface dust off with a soft brush or blow on them. You will can them invert them from negative to positive.
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Re: How to Scan large,non standard negatives
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 November 17 10:23 GMT (UK) »
I've scanned many using the method that Carol suggests - using the highest dpi (4800, I think I use)  you can get on your scanner.

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Re: How to Scan large,non standard negatives
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 December 17 15:24 GMT (UK) »
I am so sorry, I didn't see the replies,  Thank you both for the help - I just tried and it worked well!
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