Film to iPhoto

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a number of rolls (5) that I took with a 35mm Film camera that I would like to get into iPhoto. What is the best and most inexpensive way to do this? Most places are asking for something like $10 to put a roll on CD, which is too expensive for this much film.


  • Reply 1 of 6
    You want to scan directly from the negative? It's going to be expensive if that is the case. Unless you can find a Kinko's that has a scanner that will deal with the negatives, you'll have to pony up the $10/roll. You could go to a Kinko's and scan the actual prints in, which would take a long time for that many prints. There really isn't a cheaper way to do it unless you own the equipment.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    dogcowdogcow Posts: 713member
    Thats about the only way to do it. I work at a small photo lab and we charge $9 for the first roll on a cd with $8 for each additional one. If you look around, you might be able to find something slightly cheaper.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
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    I have used them many times and the only time they messed up they gave me many coupons.

    What you do if you send your film away and it comes back a week and a half later, about depending on where you live. Good thing to do if you gotta lot of film and need to get it done cheep!
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Here is my dillema:

    My parents have already developed the film roles. Is there a way to send in the negatives from the film?
  • Reply 5 of 6
    Try a Film Scanner (pricey) or a scanner with an XPA (transparency adapter), save em as JPEGs, import 2 iPhoto... There U go!
  • Reply 6 of 6
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    You can shure do that, Look around on the York Photo website for how to!
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