Digitizing Negatives

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Barry Twycross Veteran Member • Posts: 4,679
Re: Digitizing Negatives

hubcap91 wrote:

Could someone please explain why there are scratches on negatives which I don't see on the enlarged paper prints?

There is a theory that labs employed a "kicker" who's job it was to kick the processed negs around the floor a bit to make those scratches. That is a joke, but negs often came back with some sort of scratches. Someone else has mentioned the type of printing made them less visible on prints.

Also as someone else mentioned the scanner should have a method of automatically cleaning up the scratches (and dust), it takes an infra-red scan of the surface and paints round any imperfections it sees. If you can turn that on in your software you should see a difference. Personally, I like VueScan to do my scanning.

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