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Old 06-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Attakwa Block Attakwa Block is offline
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Glass Negatives - New Member seeking Advice!!

Hi All,

My passion and career is in winemaking and the art in photogrophy is becoming a hobby! I have inherrited some "ancient" negetives from my great grandfather.... I bet there is allot of these old photo's out there, but these seem special. He was a traveler and traveled around the world. I have photo's of the Sphinx burried in sand and so more. I would like to scan them to the PC and eventually print them on canvas....How do I do that?? How do I use a scanner, since the negatives seem to be in 3D?? I think they were made to put into a projector.

Obviously I dont want to send them to the local Digital Warehouse...You never know where they might end up. So the question to all you mutual art lovers: "How do I transfer the glass pics to pc?? We can always chat with some red wine.... I will bring the the knowledge! Cheers."
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:22 PM
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Re: Glass Negatives - New Member seeking Advice!!

A starting point might be to look in the Forum: History, Conservation, and Repair. Lots of information about old prints and negatives (paper, glass, and other mediums). First step would be to identify which particular type of glass negative that you have. I would start there. Good luck.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:49 AM
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Re: Glass Negatives - New Member seeking Advice!!

I think it will all come down to using a flatbed transparency scanner (ie, one with an illuminated lid).
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:50 AM
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Re: Glass Negatives - New Member seeking Advice!!

You can take a picture of it. Just use a white plain paper as a background and set up two lights and place the glass negative in the front of it.
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