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marcel

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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2013, 10:23:39 AM »

Stop making this a bigger issue than it needs to be.... or consider shooting digital instead? There's not really ANY incentive to shoot film than because you find it funny haha or hobby or what ever. Grain can be added afterwards anyways.... and by afterwards I mean scanning a developed negative and laying it on top of the digital photo.


Yes, of course, digital is more easy, but maybe you can said to me what digital camera have the same quality of a well scanned 6 X 7 for the same price i can pay for a second hand Mamiya RB 67.

Heh... we have one lying around the studio because we don't know what to do with it.... it's a fossil. On our 4 Hasselblad 503 we have old Phase One backs delivering 10mp photos, 20 on the newer ones.

It's not about the film... it's about the glass.

Having said that, I'd still rather pick up a Canon DSLR and shoot with that instead of an old Mamiya when doing location shots.
And if it needs to be flashy, then the only way to go is a proper new PhaseOne.

Yes, this is the problem: you don't know what to do with it.
And a PhaseOne back is cheaper than a 120 roll film, fantastic!

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Re: Help me save this photo!
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2013, 10:36:49 AM »
I actually prefer the photo with the scratches... it already has a vintage feel and the exposure is blown out so it's not taking away from anything.  Throw an instagram filter on it and call it a day
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2013, 10:41:02 AM »
OK, so I guess I chose a bad example and overreacted because it was late and I know it would take me more than a couple of minutes to brush out. I have a few frames with people and more complex scenes which show the scratches really badly, so I guess I'm just going to have to take more than a couple of minutes on those to do them right.  No magic PS filter or plug in for me :(

And I'm going to call the lab this morning once they open to let them know.
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2013, 10:58:23 AM »
OK, so I guess I chose a bad example and overreacted because it was late and I know it would take me more than a couple of minutes to brush out. I have a few frames with people and more complex scenes which show the scratches really badly, so I guess I'm just going to have to take more than a couple of minutes on those to do them right.  No magic PS filter or plug in for me :(

And I'm going to call the lab this morning once they open to let them know.

Process the B&W yourself.
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2013, 11:05:29 AM »
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Scanning with a scanner or enlarging with an enlarger is the same thing: make a positive from a negative.

Um...if you are trying to deal with removing scratches then scanning versus enlarger prints is two entirely different problems.

I'm guessing something is being lost in translation here so I'm gonna let it go.

As for the OP, scratched negatives suck but be glad you do have the digital option to correct them. The healing brush is probably the best tool to deal with it but if you want to try a potentially easier solution, check out the content aware fill features in PS. I think they started getting pretty good in CS5. If your version is earlier then you are stuck with healing brush.
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2013, 11:15:27 AM »
Scratched negatives and slides is one of the reasons I like digital photography. In fact I was sorry I decided to turn into digital by the end of 2007.
I should have done that earlier.

Anyway photoshop can fix many problems  given ... time (and disk space but that is ample nowadays).

May I suggest to make the corrections in a different layer so as to make the process non-destructive?
(you create a new layer , you select it, check "Sample All Layers" and then start making corrections)

With that way you will be able to keep all corrections to the new layer, have your original photo intact and be able to repeat the process.
Just remember to keep all layers and save it in PSD or TIFF format.

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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 11:33:02 AM »
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Scanning with a scanner or enlarging with an enlarger is the same thing: make a positive from a negative.

Um...if you are trying to deal with removing scratches then scanning versus enlarger prints is two entirely different problems.

I'm guessing something is being lost in translation here so I'm gonna let it go.

As for the OP, scratched negatives suck but be glad you do have the digital option to correct them. The healing brush is probably the best tool to deal with it but if you want to try a potentially easier solution, check out the content aware fill features in PS. I think they started getting pretty good in CS5. If your version is earlier then you are stuck with healing brush.
It's ok, I just wanted to say that it's not a different story.
In the darkroom, the paper to make the prints is negative, like the negative film. Negative + negative= positive.
With a scanner  you can scan a negative to make it positive, same as negative paper in the darkroom.
For me is the same thing to shoot digital or film, but i print digital. PS is more versatile and repeatable.Especially for the scratches and Silver EFX pro.
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Re: Help me save this photo!
« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2013, 11:33:02 AM »