3 Film Scanners for Professional Quality Prints

So you can skip the wait at the photo lab.

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Digitize 35mm, microfiche and all your super 8 movie rolls.Markus Spiske, Pexels

Gone are the days of making trips to get your photos developed—now everything can be done in the comfort of your own home or office. Here are our picks for film scanners to ease the process of converting photos from your roll to your computer.

Wolverine Titan 8-in-1 20MP High Resolution Film to Digital Converter with 4.3" Screen and HDMI Output, Worldwide Voltage 110V/240V AC Adapter, 32GB SD Card & 6ft HDMI Cable Bundle (Black)
Change 35mm, 127 (1.5” x 1.5”), 126Kpk, 110, Advantex APS slides and negatives into digital photos in seconds.Wolverine

Many at-home scanners only work with stills, so if you want to get your super 8 reels digitized, make sure the scanner specifies it works with motion as well. This model also boasts a 32GB memory card and a 6-foot long HDMI cable.

Magnasonic All-in-One High Resolution 22MP Film Scanner, Converts 35mm/126KPK/110/Super 8 Films, Slides, Negatives into Digital Photos, Vibrant 2.4” LCD Screen, Impressive 128MB Built-in Memory
You can store and make basic edits to your pictures on this machine.Magnasonic

Sometimes you can’t transfer your newly converted digital photos to a flash drive or your computer’s hard drive right away. Considering that, it might be best to invest in a film scanner that has built-in memory. With film rolls, you’re taking a limited amount of photos, and JPEGs are typically small files already—so you won’t need a lot of built-in storage for most situations.

KODAK SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner - Converts 35mm, 126, 110, Super 8 & 8mm Film Negatives & Slides to JPEG - Includes Large Tilt-Up 3.5” LCD, Easy-Load Film Inserts, Adapters & More
The model comes with its own USB power cable, HDMI cable, video cable and a cleaning brush.KODAK

Film scanners typically have small displays that don’t exceed five inches, which can make it difficult to see your photos upon being digitally converted. A film scanner that allows you to adjust its screen’s position and its brightness could be the solution.