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    Scanning negatives vs prints

    Someone recently asked this question about scanning old photographs. They have both the original negatives and prints made from those negatives. Which should they use for scanning?

    My short answer: All other things being equal, the negatives should be better quality. I've written a longer version with a few tips and ideas on the following page but I was wondering if anyone has anything else to add to this?

    http://www.mediacollege.com/photogra...es-prints.html
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    Hi ya Dave!
    I read the new page. You got the majority of it, however the little additional tidbit I'd like to add, is to scan to the highest quality, regardless slides, negs or prints. Whichever originals a person has, they are a chemical dye and there's nothing digital about it. I know it takes longer (and it's a bigger file), but the original print or negative is already degrading. It would be best to preserve what you can.

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    Thanks Ricky - good call!
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