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1. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

hardly any of my pictures have been taken by digital camera as i always used to use a throw away camera.

does anyone know can i get all my pictures put on a cd so i can download them if i take either my photos or negatives to a photo processor?

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

You just need a scanner. A flat bed scanner for the prints and a negative scanner for the negs. If you take all of them to a photo store they'll do it for you, but if you have a lot it may also cost a lot. Have any friends that have scanners??? You could use theirs then copy the photo files to a CD.

3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Thanks for your help jeff and no i dont know anyone with a scanner.i will find out tomorrow how much they charge.

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

I've actually done it at Wal-mart and it cost a few Canadian dollars per roll of film. You just have to give the photo shop you go to your negatives and they will do it for you. I don't know how much they would charge you over in England...but just to give you an idea. Good luck!

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I know you can buy a good scanner for around a hundred dollars here. And if you have more than 10 rolls of film, I would recommend investing in the scanner;)

6. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 11y

Depending on what quality you're looking you can either get a Flatbed scanner and scan your prints or get a Slide/Negative scanner. I have a very cheap model (I think it was around 100 Euro or so) since all my pictures are taken with slide film.

I would invest in a scanner rather than going to a Processing Lab, it's just too expensive, unless you want really good quality scans - but that would only be necessary if you want to sell them and the customer needs high quality pics to blow them up to A4. But for your own use, you won't see much of a difference if you scan them yourself with a cheap scanner.

Hope this helps.

7. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

The photo lab will charge a lot more if when you go in with negatives than they do when you take in an undeveloped roll of film like mtlchica did at WalMart. It takes much more time for them to do it once the negative strip has been cut into the little strips.

When you take some to a lab over there in the UK, let us know how much they charge per picture?

8. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

I went out today and they told me its £5 per roll of film.

9. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

And thanks eveyone for all the help

10. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 11y

Hey also the key to good scanning is a good programme, Ive just been using Adobe photoshop which is really good!

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