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Is there a way to straighten old 35mm negatives that have been stored rolled for many years?
-- Joe Navarro (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 11, 2001
Yes. Keep them stored flat for many years.
-- George Papantoniou (email@example.com), November 12, 2001.
Oh men George!....lol....nobody likes a smart ass...lol.... 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), November 14, 2001.