Scanning actual film

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  1. jimiismydaddy

    jimiismydaddy TPF Noob!

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    Im just curious what this would actually do, what if you took actual negatives or actual film in a darkroom and scanned it with a computer scanner. I know pretty much nothing about film so this may be a dumb question lol. Im just curious.
     
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    Well that's how most scanning is done, although you do it after the film has been processed so the darkroom is not necessary.

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    I thought you scanned from developed photos?
     
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    you certainly can do it, but you will likely loose some quality, since it is after all one step more in a process.
     
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    Well the quality difference is quite significant, if you want a high-quality scan you need to do it from the film.

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