Photo & Negative Scanning
We utilise an Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner for all of our photo and negative scanning.
We can scan
- Black & white photos
- Colour photos
- Glass plate negatives
- Black & white emulsion negatives
- Colour emulsion negatives
- Slides – black & white and colour (Positives)
- Glass Magic Lantern Slides (Positives)
Our parents and grandparents have hundreds, if not thousands of old slides from weddings, family holidays, special occasions etc.
But the problem with having them on slides is you cannot just go and take a look at them, you have to find the slides, setup the screen and projector and go through them. We went through and digitised a lot of our precious slides so that we can share them amongst the family so that everyone can enjoy them.
Below are two slide examples that we were able to scan and correct using Epson’s Digital Ice Technologies. This helped with restoring them to true colour, removing dust and general dirt and grime that gets attracted over the years from handling slides when they are getting put into the slide projector.
Slide Example Sizes
There are a number of different sized slides that fit into a traditional slide projector which are listed below.
These can also have a cardboard or plastic case. All of the slides listed below, we can scan for you.
39mm x 39mm
35mm x 24mm
27mm x 27mm
16mm x 12mm
Projector Slide Scan and Restoration
This is an old slide example that I have scanned and restored. It required some colour correction after scanning and some light fixes to the sky which had small dots through it, possibly from bugs.
Below is an example of the power of Epson’s Digital Ice Technologies corrections. The negative below has some yellowing as well as some scratches and dust on it. The program was able to colour correct majority of the issues. After scanning we lightly edited a couple of minor scratches and pieces of dust out from the photo in Photoshop.
Glass Plate Negative Scanning
Below are some glass plate negatives in my collection that I have scanned and enhanced.
We are able to scan most sizes of glass plate negatives and have scanned up to 8.5″ by 6.5″ glass negatives.
Depending on the quality of the photo and the condition of the negative, We have been able to get them printed at A1 size.
Glass Magic Lantern Slide Scanning
These are basically early slides that everyone has come to know and love. They are made of glass and are quite durable but care must be taken with handling and preserving them.
They come in two different sizes, 4inch by 3 ¼ inch (Rectangle) and 3 ¼ x 3 ¼ inch (Square).
We can scan both size positives in a range of different resolutions.
4 Inch x 3 ¼ Inch
3 ¼ Inch x 3 ¼ Inch
3 ¼ Inch x 3 ¼ Inch
3 ¼ Inch x 3 ¼ Inch
Magic Lantern Slide Digital Restorations
Below is a glass magic lantern slides which was originally hand coloured. This slides measures 820mm x 820mm.
The first example has only been scanned and all flaws in the photo and colouring have been kept. The second example has had some basic correction done to it and removal of some harsh paint lines and spots that were in the photo. We have also squared the corners off and filled them in using Photoshop.
Black and White Photo Scanning
Below is an original black and white photo of my Grandfather and his army unit in WWII that we scanned. The first version has yellowed with age and has some imperfections in the photo. In the second version we have returned the photo to original black and white and adjusted the black and white levels back to true black and white. We have also corrected some of the imperfections in the photo which includes marks on the photo as well as dust and scratches on this 75+ year old photo.
Let’s Chat about having your photos or negatives digitised
To find out more about having your old photos scanned please use the form to get in touch.
Alternatively please drop me an email or give me a call to discuss options.
Phone: 0409 066 247
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