Film has made a resurgence in the last few years, as young people have taken to the “old ways” as a quaint method of capturing photos.
But for those of us that have a few years of life under our belt, we learned how to take photos with film and slides. Many of us were also lucky enough to learn how to process film in a darkroom.
It used to be that breathing life into old negatives and slides was a laborious process that resulted in images that weren’t all that great in the quality department. Just give this article from our friends over at Handlepod a read to discover just how hard it used to be - and how easy it has become - to see what I mean. And, after you read that article, have a look at a few tools of the trade that make the processes of negative-to-print and slide-to-print fast and easy:
Epson Perfection V600
The Epson V600 Color Photo, Image, Film, Negative & Document Scanner has 6400 x 9600 dpi, so you can easily enlarge prints. But that’s not the best feature of this top-of-the-line best-selling scanner. It can also scan slides, negatives, and medium-format panoramic film. No matter what form your old images take, you can convert them to digital in no time! Restore faded color with the touch of a single button or import your newly digitized photos into your post-processing software of choice to make more thorough restorations. It’s that easy.
If you want to digitize your old photos but have a smaller budget, the Wolverine Snap20 Digital Image Converter gets high marks for its quick work of slides and images. In just five seconds, your old images will be in digital form, ready for you to make improvements as you see fit. You don’t even need a computer or any kind of software - the Wolverine Snap20 is a completely standalone device.
For those who are extremely budget conscious but have tons of old 35mm negatives or slides to convert, the ClearClick Film to USB Converter is a fast, simple solution. ClearClick allows you to save the scanned images directly to a memory card so that you can scan your old photos independently of a computer. Then, when you’re ready to tackle sorting and post-processing, just pop the memory card in a reader and off you go!
With that, you have a good place to start with regard to digitizing your old photos. No more excuses! Bring old memories into the modern world with one of these easy photo scanning solutions.