Preserving the past


I do like my dedicated Nikon LS5000 scanner, it does an excellent job at scanning transparencies and negatives. There can be problems if the film being scanned is less than perfect however…

In the case of some recently unearthed negatives from the mid 1970s show. These negatives have suffered from poor storage and as a result a fungus growth in the emulsion itself has eaten into the image.

This is made worse in the scanning process as the collated light source present in high end film scanners (including drum scanners) increases the contrast and visibility of the tendrils. Im please to have found a new method to digitize problem negatives like this and make it possible to rescue images that would otherwise be lost.

If you have problem negatives that are of commercial or personal value that you thought were unusable then get in touch.