Scans including film info and exposure #?

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  1. Riggaberto

    Riggaberto TPF Noob!

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    If this is a dumb question I apologize, I've received no formal training and you'd be surprised how much basic info is left out of books

    On many professional photographs I often see the edges of the film, including the film name and exposure number.

    Here's an example of what I mean from an amazing, recent Seattle Times story(first photo):

    http://www.noise-to-signal.com/2007/03/photographer_sh.html

    Can I ask a local processor to scan images with that intact or what? How does it work? It's a nice feature that I'd really like to preserve for both aesthetic and practical reasons

    Really appreciate the advice.
     
  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You need to ask them. It would depend on the film carriers used on the scanner. For me to do it myself, I would have to abandon the film carrier and put the film on the flatbed scanner glass with no carrier.
     
  3. Digital Matt

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    The images you linked probably have photoshop created film edges.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's possible you're right, Matt, but the Holga image does look more like a full frame negative scan to me. Interesting.

    I tend to agree with Fred - most film carriers will cut that bit off when scanning; I know mine does. And I don't have much success laying negatives on my flatbed without the carrier.
     
  5. Riggaberto

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    I seriously doubt it, the story for the first pic was shot with a Holga.
     

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