Jeff Magidson

Jeff Magidson

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  • Jeff Magidson
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    Digitizing Negatives With A Camera
    on: January 14, 2022 at 3:11 pm

    Mark – Thanks for your thoughtful reply. When I said “I have no need for the color capabilities in NLP”, it’s because my only need is to convert B&W negs.  I’ll give NLP a try but my hope was to avoid having to use LR controls in reverse as with my current method.

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    Jeff Magidson
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    Re: Digitizing Negatives With A Camera
    Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    Mark – What I’ve tried so far is to capture in RAW, invert a flat/low contrast file with maximum detail in PS then send a TIFF to LR for development/refinement. I’ve gotten good results but ideally I would like to stay in RAW/LR for all processing. I tried inverting the RAW file in LR using a curve but then most of the other controls work backwards, I did not like working like that.

    I have no need for the color capabilities in NLP, would I still benefit from NLP over my PS invert to LR method above?

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    Jeff Magidson
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    Re: Digitizing Negatives With A Camera
    Reply #2 on: January 13, 2022 at 10:08 pm

    Impressive! Mark goes to some great lengths with knowledge, equipment and software to get exacting results.

    Mr. Schewe mentioned a while back that Lightroom would be adding some negative processing functionality. I hope that day comes soon. I have many B&W 6×7 negs that I shot in the late 80’s-early 2000’s that I have been wanting to digitize. One stop processing in LR would be awesome.

     

    Jeff Magidson
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    Re: Printing Colour Management
    Reply #3 on: December 31, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    I updated from Big Sur 11.6.1 to 11.6.2 (security update) and NOW many of my custom printer profiles can not be recognized by Photoshop, Lightroom or the Mac Colorsync utility, even though they are in the same folder as profiles that these programs can recognize.

    Even worse, when I try and print using profiles LR/PS can recognize, they print the colors WRONG.

    When I boot off of a backup made with 11.6.1 everything works fine.

    There are some reports that upgrading to V12 Monterey fixes the problem. (I’m reluctant to try this at the moment due to other apps I’m running).

    THIS tread on Apple discussion board has many details:

    https://origin-discussions2-jp.apple.com/en/thread/253477527