|Posted: 1/17/2013 7:58:01 AM|I have lots of old negatives from back when we used regular film cameras, so for Christmas DH got me a negative scanner. I believe it is this one:
I have not opened it yet and just wondered if anyone has used this or something similar and how do you like it?
|Posted: 1/17/2013 8:30:04 AM|
I have an Ion scanner but not an audio one. I like it a lot. It's very easy to use, the resolution is high enough to make reprints. The photos & negatives I scanned were old so they can use some photoshop help but other than that I am happy with it.
Loc: RALEIGH NC
|Posted: 1/17/2013 9:36:26 AM|Just got one myself, but haven't used it. I only have about 2 million negatives Need to work on them a few at a time every night until I get thru them... maybe before I leave this earth! ha ha
|Posted: 1/17/2013 9:38:46 AM|I think my all in one printer has a negative scanning attachment but I haven't tried it. Think I will
Loc: Canal Winchester, OH
|Posted: 1/17/2013 10:11:39 AM|
I bought my husband one for Christmas from Craigs List a couple of years ago - he is slowly getting all those old negatives and photos scanned and in the computer. It generally seems to work great!
Playing With Paper
|Posted: 1/17/2013 11:38:41 AM|
I had one (not the one you linked) and hated the quality of the scans. I finally gave up (it really did take FOREVER to do) and have started sending my negatives to ScanCafe. I've been very pleased with the results.
Tonya in MI
Loc: Boonies in Mid-Michigan
|Posted: 1/17/2013 3:49:38 PM|
I have an really old HP one. It works in a pinch to get a negative I need digitized but I honestly can say I'd rather pay someone to do them for me if I wanted to do all my negatives.
|Posted: 1/17/2013 3:57:33 PM|Just yesterday I found an attachment that goes onto my scanner to do negatives. I would be interested if anybody knows how quick, easy or worthwhile they are.
My husband was going to buy me one of those portble ones at Christmas but I told him to wait.
Zonefan, if you try yours can you please come back and update?
Loc: Sunnyvale, not Sunnydale
|Posted: 1/17/2013 4:12:58 PM|I've seen good reviews for this one:
I'm too much of a chicken to pull the trigger and buy it for some reason!
I would like to know which one you buy.
I've used ScanCafe before and like them a lot as well. It did take forever to get the scans back, but that didn't bother me too much.
Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart
|Posted: 1/17/2013 4:49:06 PM|I've been wanting to get one too.
DH thinks we can do it on our regular printer/scanner, but I thought I read somewhere that actual negative scanners are better b/c a negative isn't opaque like paper? Has anyone else heard that? I suppose I should break out some old negatives and just try it! And then I guess the scanner or computer is smart enough to invert them (from negative to a regular image)?
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|Posted: 1/19/2013 6:06:43 PM|
Lilyloams, I have that exact same scanner. It has been put thru the test today as I am getting back into my Genealogy and I have a ton of old prints I'm scanning onto a card. I LOVE the way this one works. My pictures are color and b/w and they come out beautifully !! Enjoy your ION !
I just went back and looked at the price.. WOW! I got mine from a garage sale FB page and paid $30 for it.. Still in the plastic and in the box.. Brand NEW.. I think I got a bargain!
Loc: Indiana 47949
|Posted: 1/20/2013 1:26:46 AM|
My mom was a mad cutter of cutting people out of pics when she was furious with them. So after she died we found alot of the old negatives. So I priced them out to get printed. I was told like $1 or $2 a negative. I had about 75+ so that option was out. But one day at a yard sale dh spoted a negative scanner for $5. so we grabbed it and if it worked great if not we got a newer scanner. Well we messed with it for awhile. And well it worked great and I was able to scan every single negative and we even found one of dh's grandparents that we got somehow and forgot about it. And so I was able to get prints made for go all 6 of siblings plus me. So it saved us ALOT of money. I say go for it.
Loc: houston, tx
|Posted: 1/20/2013 8:35:43 AM|Yes,, I have a negative scanner.
No,, I do not use it.
I have a Wolverine one.
It does work, however it is a very slow and tedious process when you have thousands of negatives to scan.
I hook mine up to a tv so I can see the images better.