Converting film to digital


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harnamsc

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Greetings to all,

Does anyone have any lobang for converting film photos to digital photos? I could scan the film using a scanner, but I intend to upload them on the internet and my understanding is that doing so will result in tiny (800 x 600) size digital images which may be of poorer image quality than the originals.

I was hoping to convert the rolls of film themselves, but I do not know if this is even possible?
 

Galdor

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You can send the films to the shops to let them help you to digitize them. Here's what I have obtained from the scanned films from the shop.





 

Octarine

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Does anyone have any lobang for converting film photos to digital photos? I could scan the film using a scanner, but I intend to upload them on the internet and my understanding is that doing so will result in tiny (800 x 600) size digital images which may be of poorer image quality than the originals.
How do you come to that conclusion? The file size depends on your scan settings, the additional conversion (resizing, cropping) and the conversion done at the online portal where you upload your files. Some portals do an automatic resizing, others don't.

I was hoping to convert the rolls of film themselves, but I do not know if this is even possible?
Most shops offer scanning services for rolls. Results are quite ok, but sometimes they tend to use quite high compression / saturation settings. Try first, see how it comes out. There are some guys here offering scan services, you can check the "Services Offered" section. There is a subforum "Traditional Darkroom" as well.
 

yyD70S

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Just a sidetrack.

If you do intend to digitise the rolls of film, do it as soon as it's processed. Otherwise, the colours will "lose its lusture" after a few good months.


Greetings to all,

Does anyone have any lobang for converting film photos to digital photos? I could scan the film using a scanner, but I intend to upload them on the internet and my understanding is that doing so will result in tiny (800 x 600) size digital images which may be of poorer image quality than the originals.

I was hoping to convert the rolls of film themselves, but I do not know if this is even possible?
 

harnamsc

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Just a sidetrack.

If you do intend to digitise the rolls of film, do it as soon as it's processed. Otherwise, the colours will "lose its lusture" after a few good months.
Oh dear, cos I just went to the Fujifilm at Burlington Square (recommended by a friend) to and submitted all 6 rolls of film. They're all 5 to 6 years old? :embrass:

The job will be done by tomorrow afternoon, hopefully the results will be okay. FYI: The charge is $8 per roll, since my intention is to upload them online (I already have all the prints I need) they'll be digitized to 1200 x 1800 size, or somewhere around there.
 

Zeisser

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I send all my films to Singapore Color Centre for processing.They charge $5.00 per roll
of neagtives inclusive of CD and am very happy with results.They also provide photo
scanning to CD services.First 5 copies @ 2.00 each thereafter each copy @ 1.00 and
they use high res around 400dpi.
 

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