Some people use a negative/slide scanner and I actually ordered one myself so I could be able to scan them good. The reason I stopped scanning with a flatbed was that there was a problem with the photo not being straight and also with when it scans it. I also use a photo editing software called Adobe photoshop. If you want to look at the one I bought look at this post I made herehttp://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_photography/read.main/72218/
There are some scanners in there but I bought the Minolta scan Dual II. I hope it works well and makes great results. If you use slide or print film then you'll be allright with it. These scanners can be a little high depending on the brand and how fast it scans them(depending on scan time) and resolution(DPI). If you could mabye you can save your money for one and mabye a SLR camera if you don't have one. As for me I will be getting it shortly and I may post a pic here when I get the hang of it.
"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)