Scan negatives


Scan processed negatives so they can be digitally stored, edited, and printed.

Alternative labels

scan photograph negatives
copy negatives
scan photo negatives

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Scan negatives is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Prepress technician: Prepress technicians prepare printing processes by formatting, setting and composing text and graphics into a suitable form. This includes the capture of text and image and processing it electronically. They also prepare, maintain and troubleshoot printing presses.

Optional skill

Scan negatives is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Photographic developer: Photographic developers use chemicals, instruments, and darkroom photographic techniques in specialised rooms in order to develop photographic films into visible images.
Lithographer: Lithographers make and prepare metal plates to be used as the original in various printing processes and media. Plates are usually laser-etched from digital sources with computer-to-plate technology, but can also be made by applying types of emulsions to the printing plate.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022