Photo CD'S

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by carvinrocks2, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. carvinrocks2

    carvinrocks2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Have any of you all had experience with getting photos developed and getting a photo cd? Are the photos on the cd great quality or basically snap shots? I had plan to buy a Canon scanner but I found a good deal on a Canon SLR Digital and I'm getting that instead. I do still plan on using the Nikon N2000 and I'm wondering if I could avoid the $100 for a good scanner.
     
  2. MarkF48

    MarkF48 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I got a photo CD once from Walmart. The images were OK, but likely wouldn't have been able to make an enlargement much more than an 8x10. The scans on the CD were 1024x1536(equal to about a 1.6mp camera) at around 500kb. I have a Nikon 35mm scanner that typically will do an image scan to about 4464x6800 and the TIF file size might be up around 20-30mb depending on the scan resolution. You may be able to find a place that can scan film a higher resolution that would be better than what I had done at Walmart.

    What scanner for $100 that you've looked at will do film?
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010
  3. carvinrocks2

    carvinrocks2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It won't do film, but it'll scan my photos after I get them develop. Should also do negatives.
     
  4. Orrin

    Orrin No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2006
    Messages:
    280
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Sparks, Nevada
    I had never tried using the drug store or Walmart CD's. A camera shop
    near here scans my negatives at 2048x3072, and the quality is quite
    good. I also have the ability to scan even larger with my Cannon MP990,
    but I only use that when I want to crop the image.
     
  5. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    5,327
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    The Upper West Side of Mississippi (you have no i
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Look harder for a flatbed scanner that will scan negatives.

    A 'good' photo store will have 2 or even 3 levels of scan available, at varying prices of course. It doesn't take too many high quality scans to pay for a flatbed.
     
  6. MarkF48

    MarkF48 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Massachusetts, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I second looking for a flatbed that can scan negatives and slides as well.

    The Epson V600 flatbed has gotten pretty good reviews for scanning film and is in the ballpark of $200(US).
    Scanner Review: Epson Perfection V600

    The next steps up would be the Epsons V700 and V750 ($$$).
    Scanner Review: Epson Perfection V700

    EPSON V700 review

    I'm using and older Canon 9950F flatbed for medium format scans and it works very well. For 35mm I have a Nikon CoolScan V ED which I believe may not be in production any longer and is becoming difficult to find used.
     
  7. carvinrocks2

    carvinrocks2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've looked at stuff and this wasn't what the topic was about, lol.

    Whenever I get a scanner, this one will probably be it.
    Epson - Perfection Flatbed Photo Scanner - V300

    I have to pay off my camera, and get a 300mm lens, though.
     
  8. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2007
    Messages:
    5,327
    Likes Received:
    264
    Location:
    The Upper West Side of Mississippi (you have no i
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    :) My point was that yes you can get better quality scans but they are expensive and so are prints for that matter. If you spend an extra $10 per roll for a good scan then after ten rolls you've squandered $100. After twenty rolls @$10/ you've squandered a $200 scanner. Or put $200 towards your current/projected gear.

    The conundrum is: do you not shoot and save money to get what you want sooner, or spend money so that you can shoot now and save money to get what you want later and then keep saving money after?

    P.S. By only having your film developed and then scanning yourself you also save by only having the shots you like printed.
     
  9. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Buy a good scanner and help pay for it by doing some quality scans for your friends.

    Just be up front and tell them why you're charging them.
     
  10. carvinrocks2

    carvinrocks2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thought about offering a scanning service for people who don't want to do it themselves but needs stuff scanned to digital.
     
  11. Vautrin

    Vautrin No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    927
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    It changes
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Maybe because of dust retouching or something I've found getting good scans (something you could actually make a print from) very expensive (up to $1 a FRAME). It'll only take a few rolls to make your scanner pay off especially if you get a used one.

    Plus if you scan them yourself at a high resolution you can have them printed off your digital file which is very nice...
     
  12. bushpig

    bushpig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bakersfield, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'm actually saving for a scanner right now. I'm still not sure what I'm gonna get, but I've been needing one forever.

    I've gotten CDs back from Walgreens and they suck.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

epson v700 vs v600

,

walgreens film photo cd quality

,

what a photographer should put on their photodisc