Sometimes the professional mini-lab of your photo shop cannot recognize the space between two negatives of an expired film. In this tipster, I'll show you how you can easily solve this little problem.
Sometimes, when you are scanning old expired rolls (as this Konica film expired 11 years ago), the mask of the film becomes too dark and the professional scanner cannot identify the spacing between photos.
So, if you use a utility knife or the extremity of the scissors you can remove part of the emulsion between two consecutive frames, trying to draw straight lines. Don’t worry if your line touches the border of your photo, because generally, the impressed area is a little wider than the 24×36mm format recognized by a scanner of a mini-lab.
This trick allows me to scan easily and quickly my expired film in a professional way. Here some photos of this scan:
These photos were digitalized with a Fuji professional mini-lab.