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[filmscanners] Re: scanning 'dark brown' colours from a negative?

>I have the same problem!  Anyone have any ideas?
>on 3/13/03 4:25 AM, Dieder Bylsma at scanners@spacemoo.com wrote:
>>  I've noticed in the photos that I take and scan that if there is any
>>  particular type of colour that is apt to get mangled in bizarre ways
>>  that it's the colour of dark brown. Most often, dead leaves, or
>>  exposed dark brown soil will somehow render itself as a deep magenta
>>  colour. Is there any rhyme or reason to why this would be the case?
>>  As I understand colours, brown really is a dark dark orange, so how
>>  it gets to be a deep (and somewhat bright) magenta beats me. Any
>>  ideas?
>  > Dieder
>  >

You can always adjust for it.  You may be surprised how it improves
the rest of your picture. Much as I like projected Fuji slides, they
have a high magenta content that comes through in spades on a scan.
Or try a new film. I find Agfachrome is much more neutral.

I am reminded that in elementary school we mixed purple and orange to
get brown when doing watercolors. So red is a definite component of
Winsor Crosby
Long Beach, California

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