Professional Web Applications Themes

negatives into positives - Photography

How can I convert my dad's old photographic B & W negatives into positives using my scanner and some digital software program with my Mac?...

Sponsored Links
  1. #1

    Default negatives into positives

    How can I convert my dad's old photographic B & W negatives into
    positives using my scanner and some digital software program with my
    Mac?
    Sponsored Links
    john firth Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: negatives into positives

    IN Photoshop
    Scan> Invert>Adjust Levels> Adjust resolution> Sharpen> Save.

    "john firth" <johnfirthearthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:e448c64b.0307181804.6e79dd5dposting.google.c om...
    > How can I convert my dad's old photographic B & W negatives into
    > positives using my scanner and some digital software program with my
    > Mac?

    Circlip Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: negatives into positives

    Which scanner are you using? My Epson 450 Photo does it automatically at the
    scanning stage.

    "john firth" <johnfirthearthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:e448c64b.0307181804.6e79dd5dposting.google.c om...
    > How can I convert my dad's old photographic B & W negatives into
    > positives using my scanner and some digital software program with my
    > Mac?

    Mike O'Sullivan Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: negatives into positives

    If you don't have a slide and Negative Scanner, you have to take your negatives
    to a good photoshop that does scan Slide & Negs.

    They will put your scanned negs or slides on a CD or Zip Disk for a price.

    Usually about $5.00 a scan. The Higher the Resolution the more money they
    want. The Leeches that they are.

    Scanning negs and slides on a bed scanner doesn't produce quality images that
    are
    good enough to work with or print. God knows I have tried. Because bed
    scanners
    use a reflected light system to scan, you don't have a light source on the
    opposite side
    of the scanning sensor to transmit light through the Slide or Neg to the Scan
    Sensor.

    Even if you do find away to put a light source on the opposite side of the Scan
    Sensor,
    the light on the same side of the sensor must be turned off or you will get
    light bouncing
    off of the surface of the slide or negative back into the same side of the Scan
    Sensor.
    That would be counter productive.

    The Scanner Co's. should offer a scanner system where you have two light
    sources; one on
    the under-side for Standard reflected scanning and one on the top side for
    Slide/Negs for
    transmitted Scans that is controlled with a switch or software control system.

    One Scanner to do both.

    F90


    "john firth" <johnfirthearthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:e448c64b.0307181804.6e79dd5dposting.google.c om...
    | How can I convert my dad's old photographic B & W negatives into
    | positives using my scanner and some digital software program with my
    | Mac?




    F90 Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: negatives into positives

    [email]Newsnews.com[/email] (F90) writes:
    > The Scanner Co's. should offer a scanner system where you have two light
    > sources; one on
    > the under-side for Standard reflected scanning and one on the top side for
    > Slide/Negs for
    > transmitted Scans that is controlled with a switch or software control system.
    >
    > One Scanner to do both.
    Like the HP Scanjet 3570c?

    --
    [url]http://home.teleport.com/~larryc[/url]
    Larry Caldwell Guest

Similar Threads

  1. flatten negatives?
    By Jan Philips in forum Photography
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 7th, 05:44 PM
  2. Copying B/W Negatives
    By Marvin Rosen in forum Photography
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: July 18th, 11:44 AM
  3. How best to clean old negatives?
    By Editor www.nutritionsoftware.org in forum Photography
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: July 16th, 03:05 PM
  4. Cleaning Negatives
    By mcl in forum Photography
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 15th, 10:50 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139