Sascha Steinhoff

Sascha Steinhoff is a computer expert by training and a photographer by passion. He used several rainy seasons in Galway, Ireland to learn everything he needed to know about scanners and scanning software. He soon realized that a good scan requires as much work and know-how as a good camera shot, and that a scanning workflow is essential to get the job done efficiently.

Sascha recently gave up his position as an editor of a leading German technical magazine to move to Bangkok, Thailand, where he is currently working as a freelance journalist and project manager.

Complementary information about the scanning techniques described in this book, as well as as a place where Sascha will reply to readers' inquiries, can be found on his website at

Scanning Negatives and Slides Scanning Negatives and Slides (Rocky Nook)
by Sascha Steinhoff
February 2007

"This new book covers everything you will need to know from A-to-Z of film scanning, and does it in a fully illustrated and easy to follow manor."
--Paul Faust, Nature Photographers

"A major 'pick' for any photography or computer collection!"
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: California Bookwatch, September 2011, Volume 6, Number 9

"This should be your first purchase before buying any- thing else when digitizing your memories. "
--Mark Mattson, Computer Users of Erie, Horizons, Volume 28, Number 4, April 2010

"Scanning Negatives and Slides is remarkably practical and technically detailed. It is not just the owner/custodian of a collection who will benefit from Scanning Negatives and Slides; anyone engaged in professional-level scanning should find much useful information, such as the discussions on workflow. An essential resource for anyone who wants to convert a significant archive. Highly recommended as an acquisition for any library with holdings on photography, digital or traditional. "
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.

"When we saw this book in the RockyNook collection, we thought, finally, everything we need to know gathered in one place. This 2nd Edition of Scanning Negatives and Slides by Sacha Steinhoff covers all of the steps necessary to tackle a conversion project. There is even a CD full of useful software and tools."
--Wan Chi Lau, RainyDayMagazine

"If you're going to scan some film, look into this book."
--Jay Nelson, Design Tools Monthly, Issue #199, March 2009

"I have found the book to be a fount of knowledge about its subject. It clearly explains and generously illustrates each subject to make it useful, for even the neophyte - I cannot imagine that part being done better. The knowledge it imparts is broad and seemingly all-inclusive - a range of subjects far beyond what I expected."
--Gerard P. McNerney, Northwest Apple Pickers