Three Film Scanners for Professional Quality Prints

So you can skip the wait at the photo lab.

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.

Reads Multiple Formats

Converts loads of types of slides and negatives in seconds. Wolverine

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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.

Easy Edits

You can store and make basic changes to your pictures on this machine. Magnasonic

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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.

Bonus Items

The model comes with its own USB power cable, HDMI cable, video cable and a cleaning brush. KODAK

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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.