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Scan Your B&W Photos Old School

Add some grain to your B&W scans!

Most probably you have shot a lot of B&W film and then scanned them like you normally would. But, if you are a fan of old school photographs you might want to do something else:

  • Develop you films like usual
  • Scan your negatives like a normal paper document!
  • Modify the parameters until you see the negative like you want

The result? Your photos will look like they were printed in a newspaper a long time ago.

written by jaalvarez


  1. anarchy


    I like this =D Great tip!!

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  2. breakphreak


    _the_ parameters? which parameters?

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  3. jaalvarez


    Sorry ...
    I refer to the parameters of brightness, contrast, ... you may have in the scanner.

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  4. breakphreak


    thanks! authentic textures you are getting, mate :)

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  5. eyecon


    REally oldschool - good idea!

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  6. jaalvarez


    Thanks a lot for your words & comments!!!

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  7. djmusician


    Great tip - I will try this one day!

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