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Re: filmscanners: Scanning B&W negatives



Mario,

Do you mean that for FP4/FP5 its much better to adjust contrast during
scanning than in photoshop?

Ian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mrio Teixeira" <mjteixeira@yahoo.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 8:43 AM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Scanning B&W negatives


>
> I wrote:
>
> | , I will begin with my old B&W negatives (several hundreds), mainly
Ilford
> | FP4 and HP5, many of them more than 30 years old
> ..........|
> | I intend to: scan at 4000 ppi, gray scale 16 bits; "dynamic
range" --
> | automatic, but all the other tunings in the scanning software
(including
> | unsharp mask) disabled; save the raw scans as TIF. I don't intend to
> "work"
> | the photos in the scanner, but after in Photoshop.
>
> Ho ho, that's not so easy!...  With B&W I must "make decisions" before
> getting the "untouched archival scan" -- with very contrasted or very
> uniform
> scenes, underexposed or overexposed negatives, etc, I must tune
manually the
> "dynamic range" (sometimes dramatic cuts in the histogram) or I will
not get
> good results in Photoshop.
>
> And not several hundreds but a few thousands -- digital retouching is
a
> miracle!
>
> I thank very much all the help and suggestions that I received.
>
> Best regards,
>
> Mrio Teixeira
> mjteixeira@yahoo.com
>
>
>
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