A Scanner's Guide to Analogue Tipster


Knowing how to scan is a crucial thing if you’re a serious Lomographer. You can ask a photo lab to scan your negatives for you, but most of them can’t scan special formats such as sprockets and panoramas. Doing it yourself gives you creative control, and it’s not as complicated as it seems!

From Technical to Technique

We’re here to show you the ropes; take you from A-Z starting with all the technical ins and outs and even a community survey about the types of scanners Lomographers are using. We’ve got everything covered and we’re going to pvrove that there is no mystery in scanning! In face there is even a boat load of fun you can have when you get creative with the digitalizing process.

01 Tutorial – All About Scanning from Equipment to Technique

From the different types of scanners, resolutions, dynamic ranges… basically every info you can ever need regarding scanners are here thanks to the efforts of ckpj9983! Read the full Tutorial

02 Scan Up Your Life! A Spicy Survey About Scanners

eatpcks takes a survey from the community on what scanners they are currently using and collates the data he’s gathered and presents the results for everyone to see! Read the full Survey

03 How to Scan Sprockets with Different Scanners

Who doesn’t love sprockets? Sadly, some scanners don’t! But no need to get the doldrums as shoujoai walks you through on how to modify your scanner to accommodate your sprocket needs! Read the full Tipster

04 Digitalize Your Scanners the Ghetto Way Using the Lomography Digitalizer and a Digital Camera

Is your scanner broken and you just can’t wait to show the community your new shots? Go ghetto and digitalize your negatives on the fly with lomolulux Tipster! Read the full Tipster

05 Double Stacked Combinations

Don’t have a camera that has a double exposure setting? That’s no problem as long as you have a scanner! Scapegoat shows us the way to get those delicious multiple exposures with a bit of digital help. Read the full Tip

06 Your Turn to Give it a Try!

Now that we got your creative juices flowing it’s time to try it out for your self and come up with new tips to share with your fellow Lomographers!

Submit to the Tipster Section
See the Requested Posts for inspiration

07 The New DigitaLIZA Scanning Masks

Get yourself started on creatively digitalizing your negatives with our DigitaLIZA Scanning Masks! Now, you don’t have to settle for less when you’re scanning. Extra long panoramas and overlapping exposures are a walk in the part with the DigitaLIZA!

DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask
DigitaLIZA 120 Scanning Mask

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written by shhquiet on 2010-09-08 #news #analogue #scanning #tipster #technique #scanner


  1. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    Great idea to put them all together!

  2. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    Yay, the "Hall of fame" of scanning tipsters and I'm in :D

  3. eddie_2k9
    eddie_2k9 ·

    Simply perfect, the ultimate tipster on scanning methods!! Great job @shhquiet , and thanks for including even my tipster =) cheers!

  4. stouf
    stouf ·

    When using EPSON 4490, DO NOT push the digitaliza against the end of the screen. Look at the scanning masks sold with your scanner: there is a blank space that you must conserve with the digitaliza.

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