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Digital Conversion: Photographic Slides and Negatives

slides and negatives

This equipment is available free for use at Idea Exchange, Old Post Office, Creative Studios.
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Use the Canon Canoscan 9000F High Speed Colour Scanner to convert your photographic slides and negatives to digital images. Scan photographs, 35mm film strips, 35mm mounted slides, or 120 format film. A USB Flash Drive or other storage device is required to save your digitized images.

The following is a step-by-step guide that will show you how to convert your photos to digital.

 

How to Guide

Start the Quick Menu shortcut from the desktop or open Canon IJ Scan Utility from Start Menu > Canon Utilities > IJ Scan Utility. 

quick menu icon IJ Scan Utility icon

 

Scanning Film

Select Scan Settings from the Quick Menu or Settings from the IJ Scan Utility

Settings in Quick Menu

Settings in IJ Scan Utility

Select Custom Scan from the menu on the left

custom scan menu

Under Scan Options, select the source. Use the guide below to help you determine the source

select source

source guide

Insert your USB flash drive or other storage device into the computer.

Under Save Settings, select your storage device as the save location.

save settings

Adjust other settings as needed (eg. File name, resolution etc.)

Click OK when you are done

Turn the Scanner on. Open the lid and press down on the tab at the top to remove the white cover. This reveals the light source that allows for film scanning.

 tab to remove cover

Place your film in the appropriate film adapter/guide. Film should be placed face down, so that it appears backwards. Place the adapter/guide on the scanner bed. Align the hole at the top of the adapter/guide with the recess along the top of the scanner bed. This secures the adapter/guide in place.

align adapter with recess on scanner bed

Click Custom to begin scanning.

custom scan

 

Scanning Photos

Select Scan Settings from the Quick Menu or Settings from the IJ Scan Utility

Settings in Quick Menu

Settings in IJ Scan Utility

Select Photo Scan from the menu on the left:

photo scan menu

Under Scan Options, select the source as Photo.

 select source

Insert your USB flash drive or other storage device into the computer.

Under Save Settings, select your storage device as the save location.

save settings

Adjust other settings as needed (eg. File name, resolution etc.)

Click OK when you are done

Turn the Scanner on. Open the lid and arrange photos on the scanning bed. Make sure photos are spaced at least 1cm or more apart. If the photos are too close together, the software will not identify them as separate images.

space photos 1cm apart

Click Photo to begin scanning.

photo scan

 

Scanning Large Images (Image Stitch)

Select Scan Settings from the Quick Menu or Settings from the IJ Scan Utility

Settings in Quick Menu

Settings in IJ Scan Utility

Select Scan and Stitch from the menu on the left. Select the item type (source), resolution etc. as required. Insert your USB flash drive or other storage device into the computer. Under Save Settings, select your storage device as the save location. Adjust other settings as needed (eg. File name, resolution etc.)

scan and stitch settings

Click OK when you are done

Click Stitch and the Image Stitch window will appear

Stitch scan

Select an output size according to the item size

select output size

Make sure that Scan from Left is selected in Scan Direction

scan direction

Turn the scanner on. Place the item that is to be displayed on the left side of the screen face-down on the scanner.

Click Start Scanning Image 1

start scanning image 1

The first item is scanned and will appear in the  “1” frame

Place the item that is to be displayed on the right side of the screen face down on the scanner

Click Start Scanning Image 2

start scanning image 2

Adjust the scanned images as required. Use the Toolbar to rotate or zoom in/out, or drag the images to adjust their positions. Click Save when you are done.

toolbar

 

Scanning with ScanGear

ScanGear can be started from IJ Scan Utility. Use ScanGear to specify the output size of your images, or apply image corrections and other settings.

Basic Mode

Simply Select your Source, click Preview, and if you’re happy with the results, click Scan.

scangear basic mode

 

Advanced Mode

Use the Advanced Mode tab to specify colour mode, output resolution, image brightness, colour tone, etc. when scanning.

scangear advanced mode

Set Input Settings according to the type of document you are scanning

input settings

Click Preview to view your image

preview

Set your Output Settings

output settings

Adjust the cropping frame (scan area), correct image and adjust colours as required

other image settings

Click Scan

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Scanning Workflow with ScanGear