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Topic # 193775 23-Mar-2016 19:30
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About time we scanned all our old film photos (not negatives - who knows where they are).  Mostly in albums, and there are lots, so I don't like the idea of paying $0.30 per photo that some services charge.

 

I have a DSLR but understand that it's not a foulproof method to set up a DSLR scanning station.

 

I was considering buying a small all in one printer/scanner and was wondering on the general quality.  I haven't scanned photos for 10 years, our old scanner then was very slow.  I presume most are all fairly quick these days?

 

 

 

Does anyone have any good software recommendations that can scan, say, 4 photos at once, separate them out automatically etc.?

 

 

 

Anyone have any general recomendations?


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  Reply # 1518626 23-Mar-2016 19:36
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Scanner over DSLR for sure, otherwise you have to cope with reflections and such. I have a brother color laser, it's not that fast, but it's not awful. Can't help with software, but interested what people say - even for basic scanning the software that comes with printers is usually adequate at best.





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  Reply # 1520483 27-Mar-2016 18:20
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I cheated - I borrowed a Kodak i2400 scanner. 20 photos per minute ....

 

Nearly 4,000 photos later (mostly my wife's), nearly finished ... would have gone further insane doing them on a flatbed ...

 

then there is my parents 300-odd slides ....





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  Reply # 1525039 3-Apr-2016 09:13
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If you have the actual photos, rather then negatives makes the whole process easier. Cheap scanner beds, scanning photos will get much better results then a cheap negative scanner.

 

 

 

The more expensive printers have auto feeders for scanning, but a lot of them will only take A4, if you can find one that takes 6x4's will make life much easier.

 

 

 

Expect to have to do a bit of editing in software afterwards if you want perfect results.






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