What format are the original negs/transparencies in?
I have had good results from 6 x 7 and 6 x 4.5 negs using an Epson Perfection 1240U Photo scanner, which comes with a lightbox to provide illumination when scanning. (I know there is a later model now though)
If 35 mm, might also work OK with the Epson, but for the best possible results there are specialist scanners from Canon and Nikon - Morgans had some at reduced prices a while back
Just had a look on Jessops website (click here) and they have the Epson Perfection 2400 with built in transparency/negative illumination in their sale @ £128.90 think this would probably do everything you need - comes with Photoshop Elements too.
If you want the ultimate in quility then a dedicated negative scanner is a must. If you do not want to pay the high price for a dedicated scanner then as dewskit says the flatbed Epson Perfection 2400 is a very good buy. At the moment I am in the process of scanning approx 16,000 slides into Fotostation 4.5 in order to keep a record of what I send to librarys and publishers worldwide useing an Epson Perfection 1260. This scanner is quite adequate for my needs although the spec is less than the 2400. At £128.90 the 2400 is a good buy.
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