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Is there a way to straighten old 35mm negatives that have been stored rolled for many years?

-- Joe Navarro (, November 11, 2001


Yes. Keep them stored flat for many years.

-- George Papantoniou (, November 12, 2001.

Oh men George! likes a smart anyhow Joe try wetting them again and hanging them with clothes pins or negative pins at both ends. It was the only way I was able to straighten some negs that I had like yours...better yet, go to large format and you will never have this problem again...:-)) good luck buddy.

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, November 12, 2001.

I had some Bergger BRF 200 negatives that were so curly I had trouble getting them in the negative carrier. But after sitting in my notebook of negatives (flattened by the weight of the other pages) for a couple of weeks, they are much easier to work with. I'd try putting those 35mm negs in a plastic sleeve and put them under some heavy books for a week.

-- Ed Buffaloe (, November 14, 2001.

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