Heeeeeeeeelp :(.... Scanning Film

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  1. duncanp

    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    when ever i try to scan my film pictures they come out etremly grainy.
    i have cleaned the scanner cleaned my fil and tried all sorts of things.
    when i scan negatives they just appear black.


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  2. BernieSC

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    theres a lot of things it could be, the scanner quality to scan film? the exposure of the film? Is it a dedicated film scanner or a flat bed with a film adapter? (which works ok but not as good as dedicated scanner) What are you scanning them at? (jpg, TIFF etc..) and what resolution are you saving that as? And when you say grainy do you mean how they print out or how they look on the monitor? Type of printer if you are printing them?

    If I had all that at its best possible I would scan them and save at the highest resolution possible then go into photoshop or something like that and resize them down to what size print you want to make. Sometimes oversizing the scan then shrinking them down will tighten up the image and it looks better. Hope that makes sense.
     
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    i agree with BernieSC, go back and check all your scanning settings makesure you have it set to a negitive scan... some of the small things that you assume are right might be the problem... its happened to me...
     

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