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Old Oct 16, 2004, 6:53 PM   #1
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I,ve seen a bunch of different forums on scanning and printing from slides. Most forums mention scannang from a dedicated film scanner. Is it possible to scan a negative on a regular flatbed scanner like you would a regular print and then manipulate it in a regular photo program?? Or do the negatives require a special scanner because of the material that they are currently on?
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 3:49 PM   #2
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Many of the newer flatbed scanners have negative and slide scanning ability. For small negatives like 35mm you will need an optical resolution of around 4800dpi in or to be able to make 8x10 prints. With 1200DPI scanner the print size limit will be around 4x6.
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 3:08 AM   #3
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I have photographed slides and negatives on a light table with my DRebel and extension tubes with decent results. For negatives, you invert the colors in Photoshop.

Here's a slide taken in about 1960 of your's truly on an Argus C3

BTW I offer this as a way to get the job done without a lot of specialized equipment. I am sure there are better and more expensive ways to go.
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