1. Check to see if the glass on the lid of the scanner is exposed, if not contact a monitor.
2. Load the negative to be scanned into the correct film holder, face up (emulsion side down).
3. Place the loaded film holder on the scanning bed. Align the guide corners of the holder and scanner.
4. Launch the Epson Scan application.
5. At the very top of the Scanner options window look for Mode: and change it to Professional Mode.
6. Under the Original Option, select the following for individual negatives:
For Contact Sheets select:
7. Press the Preview button. The scanner will then show you what is on the bed in a Preview window. Disable the “Thumbnail” Tab at the top of the preview window and change it to “Normal”.
8. In the Preview window, drag a rectangle around your chosen frame.
9. If you need to view it closer, press the button in the preview window. Then adjust your rectangle refine the selected area of the frame to be scanned.
10. Your Adjustments should be unchecked. Most of these functions are available in Photoshop so don’t apply them here.
11. Under the Destination Options, select the following options,
-Image Type: 48-bit Color or 16-bit Grayscale
-Target Size: Choose a target size that sticks to the proportions of the paper and the negative. For 35mm use a 2:3 ratio. Slightly overscan the image so that there is room for cropping and rotation if needed. (For contact sheets make the document and target size 8x10)
12. Press the button. You will be prompted to save the file, so be sure it is a TIFF file. The file is simultaneously scanned and saved to the location you specified.
13. Open the file in Photoshop then confirm the document profile, image size and resolution. Now flip the image to orient it correctly, rotate and crop if necessary. You are now ready to apply tonal/color corrections, spotting, sharpening, and resizing for print.
14. When Finished scanning return empty film loader to the correct envelope and on back onto the rack.