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Re: filmscanners: Color Calibration

You can usually find a good shadow and highlight in an interior shot.
I like to set my eyedropper values to 10, 10, 10, and 245, 245, 245.
That still gives a little room for curves adjustments later if needed.
But adding a Kodak color bar for a control is good idea anyway.  Makes
correcting a breeze.


----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Moore <miguelmas@qwest.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 12:54 AM
Subject: filmscanners: Color Calibration

> I shoot mostly architecture on Fuji emulsions, Reala for 35, NPS and
> for 4x5..then I scan them as 16 bit linear scans into PShop 6 from
> Minolta Dimage Elite, whre I do an invert and then levels.... which
> where the fun begins..the exteriors are pretty easy to scan and get
> color close enuf (blue skies and green grass, etc.) however when it
> comes to interiors, it is whole different story.. remembering the
> color of that carpet or wall covering is usually pretty tough...
what I
> am thinking of doing is making up 3 large (say 12"x12") panels, one
> white, one 18% gray, one white, attaching a color bar underneath and
> sticking that in the main light area of each different view, where I
> would make one shot with, then go on to make the actual exposures
> without... this would then allow me to use the eyedroppers in Levels
> set my points and hopefully bring the colors into line... any
> or suggestions?
> Mike M.


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