Before I bought my first digital camera in 2004 I was just a point-n-shooter with film. I have a few dozen "memory-quality" rolls of film (and prints) in shoe boxes I'd like to scan. I bought a Canon 9000F MkII and have been playing around with it. I'm generally happy with the results; the output is not fantastic, but it's about all I'd expect from the cameras I used.
Question: What can I do about dust on the negatives? I've been using my blower before scanning, but there's still some dust that my blower can't remove. I don't want to go to extreme lengths to remove dust, but would appreciate advice for a better way. I saw on the Web that some people rinse and dry their negatives before scanning, but I'm reluctant to do that unless I'm sure it's safe.
Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.