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Converting Scanned Negatives

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I have a slide duplicator that I have made a negative carrier for and copied some old 35mm Colour negatives to digital using a 6Mp DSLR.

I'm trying to find a reasonably painless way of converting these negatives to digital positives, but finding the going very hard. My RAW processor doesn't support colour inversion and when I put the negative into PSP X I can't get any decent results.

I like using PDN for some of my post processing - for Layers work I far prefer it to PSP. And I know that the workflow after capture of the negative to TIFF is roughly:

1. Apply a CYAN mask (to remove the orange cast of the cellulose film)

2. Increase contrast

3. Invert

2 and 3 I can do fine with PDN, but how do I apply a colour mask to counter the Orange cast?

If anyone has details (including settings) for negative conversion I'd very much appreciate it.


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Your best bet would be a Curves+ adjustment. You can find the Curves+ plugin in pyrochild's plugin pack; it allows you to save the adjustment as an .XML file that you can load and reuse later. :-)

Does this help?


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