This is a non-technical question but i figured i’d give it a go.
I’m going to take on scanning my negatives this year - it’s about 20 years of mostly black and white 120 (some color 120 and some 35mm color/bw). Not a giant archive but significant enough that it requires some planning and preparation. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on how to best approach it?
Everything is sleeved in printfile pages and organized roughly by date in binders. I’m thinking that i’ll:
- break it up by format
- then from there break it up in ~20 roll sets, labeling each set - and the pages in it - with an identifier of some sort
- when scanning i’ll keyword each negative with that set identifier
- after scanning i’ll put them back in the binders with their respective set so i find easily find them again in the future if needed
- I’ll have keyword presets set up in advance with emulsion and camera info so i can assign them during import.
- I’m exploring lenstagger for updating exif as well.
I know there’s a whole profession based around this sort of thing, and while i don’t want to go overboard i want to figure out how to make the work viable while getting the most organization out of it at the same time. This is going to be something i do in the evenings and might need to stop for a while at some point so i want to be able to have a pretty easy way to stop and pick up where i left off hence the ~20 sheet sets.
Total size is ~800 rolls.