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Processing Scanned Negatives
« on: August 10, 2013, 10:49:25 AM »

I'll be having some negatives scanned soon. When I get the digital files (probably 8Mb Jpegs and a few TIFFS), how can I work with them on my computer before sending to a place like Kinko's for printing?

Software available is LightRoom-5, DxO and the NIK Suite. I'd be interested either in book or an online video tutorial.


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Re: Processing Scanned Negatives
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2013, 03:12:34 AM »

Well, you COULD download Jeff and Mike's Lightroom tutorial(s)!!

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Re: Processing Scanned Negatives
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2013, 06:07:26 AM »

....but remember that, with scanned film images, you will have much less information available for processing in Lightroom (or anything else) than you would have from a comparable digital Raw file. In particular, the highlights and shadows controls won't "reveal" any details which were not on the original film image.

Sorry if that seems just too obvious.

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