My film scanning experience


posted on 5th of march, 2010


Hope my example willHi, Friends.
I'm very happy, because it seems I found the way to use my huge old films archieve. I recently made scans in laboratory.
I desided to try two kinds of them and check the difference. Expensive ones (about 4,5$ for 7058x4680px scan) came from Nikon Coolscan 9000, and cheaper (2$ for the same) - from printing machine Noritsu QSS-2901.
It was quite strange for me to see that Nikon's scans were approved here much worse. May be because they had lower contrast. The operator said this would help to keep detalization and color gradations. But finally I was unable to restore the initial colors, though I liked the retro look which pictures began to have. But probably this effect is not suitable for stock. The grain on Nikon...

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Posted by Julia161 on March 06, 2010
Hi, Penguin =) No special hints. Just removed scratches with healing brush, blured a bit and downsized. Colors I didn't touch, because from touching colors grain became huge. These scans are from Noritsu. The whole process wasnt too difficult, but with some pictures it just didn't work out.
P.s. like your avatar =)
Posted by Adeliepenguin on March 06, 2010
Very nice! A number of my images are scanned, but I did have quality issues preparing them for stock, and it took a lot of time and effort to get them "right". I am not sure it is worth the time to "restore" them, and so have stopped scanning for now. If you have any hints, I would appreciate them. I scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 4000 transparency scanner.
Posted by Justmeyo on March 06, 2010
Congratulations,nice shots!Wish you the best:)



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