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[filmscanners] Re: Colour management on Negatives



Eddie Cairns wrote:

> Neither the Minolta or Vuescan software stop you from chooseing negative
> or
> positive film no matter which holder is used. I have scanned the
> negative as
> a
> positive and used Ian Lyons technique from ww.digital-darkroom.com to
> convert the image in Photoshop.
>
> It was not the answer to a Maidens prayer!!!!

Bad idea, only supposed to get you out of trouble with scanners that have
to do mask removal wholly in s/w.

Most proper filmscanners increase green + blue channel exposure to cancel
the mask without discarding a whole chunk of dynamic range, as happens with
s/w removal. If you scan colour negs as positives, this GB exposure
compensation doesn't happen.

Regards

Tony Sleep - http://www.halftone.co.uk
Online portfolio & exhibit + film scanner info & comparisons
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