Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

Started Apr 24, 2016 | Discussions thread
Laser JoJo New Member • Posts: 10
Re: Home-darkroom silver-gelatin prints from digital images

tim baker wrote:

Let's say, by the trial and error if no other way, you adjust screen color so that paper does see the image just as the eye does. Note that new color profile and activate it for each image when making color prints. This should allow color prints from a given screen then????

Not sure how you want to adjust screen color.

Color paper has about 30-50 times sensitivity for blue compared to red. For example, for doing balanced color prints, the power of my lasers are:

2.5 microwatts for red, 0.15 microwatts for green and 0.07 microwatts for blue.

You never can do this with monitor settings or settings of your digital file. If you reduce your blue amount directly in the picture by 25, you have 10 steps left to control the blue color itself (= the yellow color on paper). Not enough. What you must do is adding magenta and yellow filters in front of your camera lens, matching exactly to the light of your monitor screen.

Developing color paper is not the same easy like b/w. You need higher temperature and you must do it in nearly complete darkness.

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