This is a very easy way to scan your negatives! No cutting up shoeboxes, and no windows – just use your computer screen!
When I got my first LC-Wide film developed, I was about as excited as a child on the night before Christmas. Today I discovered that I had one picture on my negatives that the lab forgot to scan. I’m not the most patient person, and I wanted to see it NOW.
But I don’t own a negative scanner, and I also didn’t want to go through the trouble of making this because today I am feeling lazy.
So while I was browsing this site and thinking about that one picture that didn’t get scanned, I suddenly realized that my computer screen itself could serve as a lightbox, instead of a window.
Open a new file in Photoshop and make sure the background is white.
Place your negative in front of it and take a picture, then invert it in Photoshop.
negative on screen:
As you can see, the little squares from the screen appear in the image, which is a cool effect! But if it is not what you want right now, you can take some tracing paper, put it on the screen, then put your negative on the screen and voila!
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