Sure, you have to deal with dust, film grain, and trickier color correction, but taking your negatives digital is worth the effort
Whether you shoot film from time to time or you’ve got a ton of negatives from the past, film scanning is a skill worth learning. So many of today’s relatively inexpensive flatbed scanners can digitize slides and negatives, and even the least expensive can yield results good enough for printing.
Some notes before you start: Dust gets magnified when you scan, so clean the glass of your flatbed and use compressed air to blow as many particles as you can off the negative. When loading it, be careful not to touch the image, and wash your hands first to minimize fingerprints.
Check the film holder to figure out how to place the film; it will tell you whether the emulsion should be up or down. When in doubt about which way’s up, check the writing printed on the film’s edges.
Make sure your scanner driver is set to the most sophisticated mode possible, so you have access to all its options. Here we’re using Epson Scan with a simple Epson Perfection V330 Photo scanner. Your scanner software might look slightly different, but the basic options and process are the same, so you should be able to translate this tutorial for your model.