Black and white film to digital print

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Lew, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Lew

    Lew Guest

    I'm interested in moving my black and white negative printing from my
    darkroom to my scanner, PS, and digital printer, but I don't feel that I
    have a good grasp of the issues involved. For instance, I've heard that some
    scanner software doesn't work well with black and white film; that amazing
    things can be done in PS vis a vis grain, enlarging, sharpness and tonality;
    that a 35mm negative can be blown up to any size with the right software.
    Are there any books, sites, software, PS filters, and/or add-ins that
    address the specific issues involved?

    Lew, Jan 30, 2004
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  2. You can look at some of the tips on my web site to get you started.
    Follow the tips link on the home page..
    Robert Feinman, Jan 30, 2004
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  3. Lew

    -xiray- Guest

    Sure, you can get "any size." But what that means and how it relates
    to the image's resolution I'll leave up to you.

    And I'd add that if you are going to scan a lot of negs and slides
    then a good dedicated slide scanner would be the way to go.
    -xiray-, Jan 30, 2004
  4. Lew

    Hecate Guest

    Try looking at
    Hecate, Jan 31, 2004
  5. Lew

    Belle Long Guest

    And lets not forget a good printer, I have the Epson 2200 and love it I just
    tested it on some slides I scanned and it does a great job

    Belle Long, Jan 31, 2004
  6. Lew

    Lew Guest

    Scantips is a great site, but I'm looking for material that specifically
    relates to black and white photography.
    Lew, Jan 31, 2004
  7. Lew

    Hecate Guest

    As far as printing goes, you may like to take a look at Permajet inks
    (in the US there's a company called, I think, MSIS that produces
    pigment inks). Both companies, AFAIK, only produces inks for Epson
    printers, but they're better than the inks you get from Epson.

    That's one suggestion, otherwise I suggest you try looking here.
    There's a number of good links:
    Hecate, Feb 1, 2004
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