What’s The Best Way To Scan Old Prints And Negatives?

If you have old prints and you would like to share them with your family and friends you can choose from the alternatives listed below:

Flatbed Scanners
A flatbed photo scanner is a great option if you have a large number of photos rather than negatives. Your budget will pretty much determine the quality of those pictures if your intent is to print large-size photos.

However, if you intend to share those with family and friends over your social network sites, you may be ok with a low-cost scanner. Remember that scanning is time consuming, you will have to feed each individual print into the scanner and process the image, which might take weeks depending on how large your collection is.

Negative Scanner
If you would like to scan negatives only, you may be interested in acquiring a negative scanner. Negative scanners are meant to convert film into digital images in the most dedicated way possible. It will not only generate more accurate scans of your negatives, their software will speed up the process. Some scanners offer the comfortable feature of batch scanning, automating
the scanning of multiple 35mm films in a row, in as little as one minute.

Scanning Services
If you find that scanning your photos or films is very time consuming, you may want to try scanning
services that will do the work for you. These services are becoming quite popular. This can be a cost-effective solution for small jobs but may get expensive for larger jobs with higher quality requirements. It is best to research several options.