Zones In A Scan File

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Steven Woody, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    i use a simplified zone system to adjust exposure for a given film. for slides,
    i check its VII zone under the loupe, for negatives, i check its III zone under
    the final results.

    but ... if i decide to scan some negs for i've came to another city and left my
    enlarger in home. what do i do if i consider scaned files as final results and
    want to adjust exposure a way like before?

    the dificulty is that, for real films i know VII means most important
    hightlights and III means most importand shadows, but i totally lost a
    zone-map for a digital file.

    any ideal? thanks.

    Steven Woody, Jul 17, 2005
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  2. Steven Woody

    Jeff Guest

    You could use a histogram to show you where the highlights fall in the
    Jeff, Jul 20, 2005
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  3. Steven Woody

    Tom Nelson Guest


    Try 240-245 for the brightest textured highlight (Zone VII) and 20-30
    for the darkest textured shadow (Zone III).

    Tom Nelson, Jul 21, 2005
  4. Steven Woody

    Father Kodak Guest

    If I'm still deciding on a photo editing program as part of my
    workflow, this would be one factor. Which software can perform this
    kind of reading?

    Father Kodak, Jul 21, 2005
  5. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    i think this really values! thanks. but how did you work out this magic

    Steven Woody, Jul 22, 2005
  6. Steven Woody

    Steven Woody Guest

    most do.

    Steven Woody, Jul 22, 2005
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