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I use a Nikon Coolscan III to scan film negatives, and have just tried to scan my first set of monochrome negatives - with weird results! The scans appear almost "posterised", but I can't see a way to adjust the software for monochrome film. The prints that came with the negatives look fine. Anyone know what's missing here...?? Thanks, Jim...

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    Default Scanning B&W negatives???

    I use a Nikon Coolscan III to scan film negatives, and have
    just tried to scan my first set of monochrome negatives -
    with weird results! The scans appear almost "posterised",
    but I can't see a way to adjust the software for monochrome
    film. The prints that came with the negatives look fine.
    Anyone know what's missing here...??

    Thanks,
    Jim
    Jim Guest

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    "Jim" <co.uk> wrote in message
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    Does that scanner have ICE? If so, turn it off.

    Other than that, scanners can make silver-based B&W film look grainier than
    wet chemistry/projection prints.

    (If you want to use ICE, try XP2 Super or one of the other "chromogenic"
    films. They scan quite nicely (relative to ISO 400 color negative films).)

    David J. Littleboy
    Tokyo, Japan




    David Guest

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    Jim writes:
     

    Turn off Digital ICE. It doesn't work for B&W silver-based negatives.

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    Mxsmanic Guest

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