Negative Scanner

Negative scanners are a blessing for traditional cameramen who prefer manual SLR photography over digital photography. Although digital cameras have arrived along with a bombastic baggage of benefits over manual cameras, many photographers tend to succumb to the conventional ways of rolling back the lever, clicking away through the viewfinder and spending hours in the dark room developing their final film rather then simply taking numerous pictures at one go and choosing the best one out of the lot with a single glance from a LCD screen. Digital cameras have become popular due to their low cost and further cost-cutting mechanisms such as the abolition of purchasing endless rolls of film as hundreds of photos can be now saved in a single memory stick or a computer thanks to modern technology.

However, serious and professional photographers still opt for manual SLR cameras as it is proved that their quality produced in pictures are much better then quality established in digital pictures. However setting aside this feud between cameras, nowadays negative scanners have been known to act as a reliable and efficient portal between both forms of photography and computers as an alternate of the dark room. Earlier days showed meticulous efforts of photographers trying to take the perfect image manually as in those days editing and processing were not available to fix a low-quality picture. However, negative scanners gets rid of that problem as now film photographs can be scanned using these devices and be uploaded onto computers for photo manipulation and proper editing. This device works by reading the film’s negatives and duplicating them on the computer as developed images. It is a wonderful and time saving substitute for hours spent in a dark room where both time consumption and processing methods were to some extent unsatisfactory to photographers. Various software such as Adobe Photoshop, Photoscape, Ulead etc can be used after the images have been imported inside the computer to process the images to the photographer’s consent. The film images can be edited in the same way as digital photos in the form of cropping, adjustment of light and color settings and other brilliant effects as well as the option of reverting back to the original image which gives room for fewer regrets over photographs destroyed.

Being a popular gadget amongst consumers, the negative scanners are available between ranges of prices. Low-range negative scanners are perfect for consumers and normal use as they are very useful in preserving old negatives that have worn out over time, digitally in a computer. High-range negative scanners are more professional and efficient in what they do and are used in business and enterprises such as magazines and photo printing shops.

The Canon CanoScan 8800F is a perfect example of a high-quality negative scanner which performs color film and negative photo scanning options with the element of providing high luminance with the existence of white LED lamps that wastes no time in booting up and starts scanning right away. The classy sleek look portrays seven buttons that are very simple to use for scanning, copying, creating multi-page PDFS and e-mailing images at one go. The striking color resolution that is up to 4800 by 9600 dpi is known to produce clear and sharp pictures. The CanoScan, with its integrated refined correction technology FARE 3.0, digitally eliminates dust, scratches, and other flaws and blemishes from antique photos that have worn out or faded over time. CanoScan also reduces time consumption as it has the capacity to batch process up to four slides or twelve 35mm frames, as well having a USB 2.0 interface that allows scanning and image transmissions to improve ten times faster.

This Negative Scanner Review is Written/Updated on Apr 2nd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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