Dealing with Damaged Negatives

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  1. asnapshot

    asnapshot TPF Noob!

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    I am getting ready to start scanning all my old negatives and photos. The problem I have is with the negatives. They are in archive pages in a binder but they still have curled. There are about 300 pages and wanted to know which way I should go. Should I try washing and drying them or finding a way to put pressure press on them. I wanted to get started on this over the holiday weekend coming up. I'm open to any help I can get.
     
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    A flat bed scanner where the top comes down will keep them flat and a program called Digital Ice does a good job with scratches, dust, and various other problems on old negatives.

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    Use canned air or a fine sable brush to clean them off first. If you are tempted to weight them down, make sure you've removed dust particles, as well.
     

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