Accentuate the positive...
If you are faced with a large quantity of potentially interesting film negatives, and you want to produce prints, what do you do?
First we made a light box, which was ok..ish in viewing the negatives to try to see if they might be of interest. A better way of viewing the negatives was to use a white screen page on my Android tablet. But it still took a real effort to interpret them, so the next step was to photo the negatives and then use a software inversion programme.
Trouble is, the quality was sorely lacking and it was a long-winded process.
So finally, after research, we invested in a scanner, the Epson Perfection V550, which we bought from Curry's eBay store.
Though initially glitchy with Window 10, once we had it working it produced quite good positive images. Time spent was about 5 minutes per negative.
We are assured by the film printers that 1200 dpi will be fully ok for 6" x 4" prints so we will test that out shortly when we begin to list these for sale on our eBay and website stores!
Image is an RAF base, possible Cyprus or Yemen