Want to “scan” your negatives on the cheap? It’s easy to digitalize your photos when you hold your negatives against a window, snap them with your digital camera and convert them to complete positive pictures on your computer. Find out how.
The basic idea is to digitalize your film just by holding the negatives against a window, snapping it with your digital camera and converting it to a complete positive image on your computer. I was captivated by the article and couldn’t wait to get my hands on all the developed films laying around on my desk.
One thing that I was worried about was causing harm my beloved and sensitive negatives by sicking tape on them as recommended in the tipster. That’s the reason why I used the DigitaLIZA to hold them. While holiding the negatives in one hand while applying stress I snapped a photo with the other. To my surprise the results turned out impressively well.
This is how you do it:
• Load your film into the DigitaLIZA, hold it towards a bright light source (like your window during day time
or even your computer screen) and point your digital camera at it.
• Take some pictures of the negative and try to get rid of reflections or birds flying by.
• Now all you have to do is open the photos with the photo application of your choice, invert the negative
then set the black and white points.
Voilà, that’s it! It’s likely the fastest, cheapest and sexyest way to introduce your analogue photos to the digital world.
Just try it out, tell me what you think and don’t forget to share your outcomes.
Go for it! Yipieyeah!