Scanning Film Negatives The Easy way!

How quickly and easily scan a film negative into digital form.

I still shoot film and sometimes want a quick scan of a negative so I can share it over the web. Some of you may not shoot film, but maybe you have some old negatives from years ago you want to convert into digital pictures. I am going to show you the cheapest, quickest and easiest way I have found to do this.

it is important to note that this method is not as high resolution as a scan from an Epson V550 or other dedicated film scanner. This method will provide a useable picture with enough resolution for small prints or web sharing on Facebook or Instagram.

This video is a demonstration of how to scan those negatives with a smartphone and common household items.

To make this scanning technique work that is explained in the video, you will need the following items:
1. iPhone or other smart phone device.
2. Film negatives
3. iPad or PC monitor with white background
4. One 4 to 6 inch tall cardboard box
5. Three cans of tune unopened and undented
6. Two pieces of 8×10 glass from cheap picture frames.

The video demonstrates the exact technique I use to scan 35mm and 120 film negatives using only these items.

I hope this helps some people and as always, thanks for stopping by.


3 thoughts on “Scanning Film Negatives The Easy way!

  1. Have you tried using your digital camera to scan your negatives? If set up properly, it can almost deliver the results from a drum scanner.

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