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Scanning process for film

Thattalltank

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Hi everyone,
So I just started getting into film photography, and before I would get my rolls developed and scanned to my email at a photo store. I wanted to save money so I bought a Epson V600 Scanner so that I scan by myself. I thought it would be easy, but boy was I wrong. From getting so many dust on my negative, showing on my scans to my colors being so wrong. It was kinda a huge bummer but I am determine to get it right.
So my question to y’all is what your process? What do you guys do when it come to scanning film negatives. What tools do you guys use to limit the amount of dust? Do you guys use the Epson Scan to edit the level before hitting scan and do you use Adobe Lightroom and/or photoshop after?
I just need to know what path to take.
Thanks for the replies and happy thanksgiving for y’all in the US!!!!
 

BriPriUK

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I'm not sure why you are having trouble, for me the only problem with scanning is the amount of time it takes. If you turn on the 'Digital Ice' feature it will remove all the dust and scratches, and if you leave the colour settings on automatic it should do a good job at getting it right. When I was scanning I would only adjust in the scanner software if it was badly wrong, then finish off in Photoshop. I gave up scanning because of the time involved, now I use a digital camera and a macro lens, although colours can be a problem with some negatives.

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I have a Canon V600 scanner too and I really enjoy bringing back older family photos back from the brink of extinction to surprise them all, and myself, with the quality that Canon has in their hardware. The self colour adjustments and the dust removing ICE feature are excellent and leave the user more time to concentrate on other things during the scans. For best results I have noticed it requires a higher dpi count to be entered before the scan to truly optimize quality. Around 300 dpi is a standard setting but if you need super sharp then push it up to the thousands but be prepared to wait quite a few minutes for it to complete the action.
 
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