Digitising your old films
Smart Photography|September 2020
Digitising your old films
Having been into photography, since the early 70’s, I have built up a collection of negatives and slides that were filed away and had not seen daylight for decades. Many of these images are memories of friends, family, celebrations and events. Some of them were images that I exhibited in Salons in the 70’s.
Ashok Viswanathan

Digital gives us the opportunity to bring these images back to life. The options to do this are:

Drum scan, which is both very expensive and time consuming, and mainly suited to book publication.

Using a film scanner, such as the Nikon Cool scan which is not easily available.

Using a flat bed scanner, such as Epson v900 which gives good results, but, is somewhat slow to work with.

Copying your negative or slide directly, using a digital camera.

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September 2020