Scanning is horrid...

Credits: adam_g2000

Scanning is horrid because:

1) It takes too long.
2) If you don’t scan every frame individually the scanner averages all the frames against each other
3) Which makes dark shots bland and
4) Light shots look murky
5) My scanner software tries to correct xpro stuff so whilst others get wonderful blues and purples my scans look like slides
6) And here in NZ getting a lab to do it costs too much
7) And we have no official Lomography store.

Rant over. Goodnight.

written by adam_g2000 on 2012-08-30


  1. fuckdaniels
    fuckdaniels ·

    so true..

  2. le_ors
    le_ors ·

    I love it :) really enjoy scanning (don't hate me)

  3. stratski
    stratski ·

    I feel your pain... Especially half frame pictures like from the Diana Mini take forever and then some. And about the xpro pics: Yes! How the hell do they do that!

  4. neanderthalis
    neanderthalis ·

    My biggest gripe with my scanner is keeping the dust out. I feel like a dust storm blows up every time I sit down to scan. Labs do seem to charge way to much to do it. and forget it if you have redscale.

  5. adam_g2000
    adam_g2000 ·

    @neanderthalis so true. I've got a method though, I wear glasses so always have a cleaning cloth on my desk, I wipe the platen every time I put negs into it. Seems to work well. Most of my scans are dust free.

    @stratski OMG yeah. I recently acquired an Olympus PEN EE. 48 shots in one set to scan and of course the scanner can only 'see' 35mm regular so you have to reset the scan frame thing for each, single, shot. Argh!

  6. fm_skins
    fm_skins ·

    I feel you.