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nitinsane

Recently I purchased a digital photo convertor that I can feed my photos and negatives to and it digitizes them and stores them on the SD card.

I was not happy with the quality and compression of the resultant images though.

I think I have necessary expertise to build something like this on my own using a stepper motors and line scanners (both of which I plan to salvage from an old scanner) with my trusty Arduino Uno.

Before starting on this though, I want to check if anyone else has attempted something like this and maybe can share the details and pitfalls faced.

Thanks.

AWOL

What do you plan on using for the image processing?
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nitinsane

bitmap for now. The main components in this is to use stepper motor to advance photo/negative at constant rate and use line scanner to scan each line.

James C4S

The Arduino can move steppers just fine. I think AWOL was getting at, what will you do with the image data itself. There Arduino can't do much with that.
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holmes4

Which "photo converter" do you have. I don't think you will beat it with bits from an old scanner.

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