Best resolution when scanning 127, 126, 110, medium large format slides and negatives

Best Resolution When Scanning 127, 126, 110, Medium Large Format Slides and Negatives

If You Are Unsure What Type Of Negative / Slide You Are Scanning Then You Might Crop Your Scan

After reading this article, you'll learn...

  • What's the best dpi when scanning different sized slides and negatives
  • How big you can re-print them if you choose to do so
  • The dimension of the scan -- so you can see if it will be HD on your computer or TV screen
  • How many mega pixels you'll get for each size of transparency

35mm Transparency (Slide and Negative)

Best resolution when scanning 35mm slide and negative
  • Actual Size: 1.35" x 0.85"
  • Max Resolution: 4000 DPI
  • MegaPixels: 8 MP
  • Dimension: 5200 x 3400
  • Re-Print At: 18" x 17"

127 Transparency (Slide and Negative)

Best resolution when scanning 127 slide and negative
  • Actual Size: 2" x 2"
  • Max Resolution: 2600 DPI
  • MegaPixels: 18 MP
  • Dimension: 5200 x 3400
  • Re-Print At: 18" x 17"

126 Transparency (Slide and Negative)

Best resolution when scanning 126 slide and negative
  • Actual Size: 1.04" x 0.98"
  • Max Resolution: 4000 DPI
  • MegaPixels: 17 MP
  • Dimension: 4160 x 3920
  • Re-Print At: 17" x 11"

110 Transparency (Slide and Negative)

Best resolution when scanning 110 slide and negative
  • Actual Size: 0.63" x 0.47"
  • Max Resolution: 4000 DPI
  • MegaPixels: 5 MP
  • Dimension: 2520 x 1880
  • Re-Print At: 5" x 7"

Disc Film

Best resolution when scanning Disc Film
  • Actual Size: 0.43" x 0.31"
  • Max Resolution: 4000 DPI
  • MegaPixels: 2 MP
  • Dimension: 1720 x 1240
  • Re-Print At: 4" x 5"

Medium Format Slide / Negative Transparency

Best resolution when scanning medium format slides and negatives

These come in many different format sizes, and are usually labeled as 6 x 4.5cm, 6 x 6cm up to 6 x 9cm. To get a 18 mega pixel scan you, scan these guys using a resolution of 2400 DPI. At 2400 DPI, you can re-print them at around 8" x 10".


Large Format Slide / Negative Transparency

Best resolution when scanning large format slides and negatives

Also known as sheet film, these guys will need to be cut. Once cut they are about 4"x5". To get an 18 mega pixel scan, set your resolution to 900 DPI. And you can re-print them at around 8" x 10".


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  • Best method to digitize slides, negatives, photos using your regular flatbed or film scanner
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  • What side should you scan a slide or negative -- so they're not backwards or facing the wrong way
  • How to setup your scanner to get higher quality digital images -- 24bit JPEG? 48bit TIFF?
  • How to fix your digital images using Digital ICE, GIMP, or Photoshop and make them look new
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