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 on 2009-04-13 #gear #tutorials #newspaper #tipster #b-w #scan #vigo


  1. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    I like this =D Great tip!!

  2. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    _the_ parameters? which parameters?

  3. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

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

  4. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    thanks! authentic textures you are getting, mate :)

  5. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    REally oldschool - good idea!

  6. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Thanks a lot for your words & comments!!!

  7. djmusician
    djmusician ·

    Great tip - I will try this one day!

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