2897Re: [genphoto] Glass Negatives
- Feb 9, 2010If your scanner does not have a negative/slide copy option, you can try
placing the glass negative, glass to glass, with a piece of white paper
on top. Then reverse the image with your software (negative or reverse
image). This is a poor copy but you should be able to identify the scene
and hopefully identify individuals. I used this method until I bought a
scanner with the slide/negative option.(Epson V500).
If you have a tripod for your digital camera, you could also prop the
glass negative against a window, with a non-distracting view, and take a
picture of it. Fill the screen as best you can. You will need a tripod
because the exposure will be long. Use your software to reverse the
image to a positive one.
Neither is an archival method of working with your treasures, but it
will be easier to see what you have and not too expensive.
> I have a collection of glass negatives I'd like to see. I have no
> knowledge in photography other than using a digital camera. I do have
> a simple
> scanner. Is there any way I can take a peek at these negatives without
> complicated equipment??
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