Scanning glass negatives

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Richard, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I've got some negative images that are on glass. So, effectively,
    instead of negatives on film, they are on glass about 1/16" thick.

    I've just got a regular scanner, with basic scanning programme.

    How do I scan?

    I put glass on scanner, put on top of that white sheet of paper, then
    close scanner lid, but all I got was dark image. Light in scanner must
    not be reflecting back from all area of the glass.

    Richard, Jan 20, 2006
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    Trev Guest

    No you need a scanner with a light in the lid to project the image as you
    would with an enlarger. and scan with the emulsion facing the glass or you
    may get Newton's rings or such. You can mirror in the edit software
    Trev, Jan 21, 2006
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