combatshadow From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 160 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3900 times:
I'm looking for some pointers on editing some black and white photos I inherited from my grandfather from the 1940s and 50s from his days as a USAF fighter pilot. Most of them are gloss photos, and a few in matte finish. I have not decided yet whether to upload to the site, but regardless, I'd like to apply the same high quality as is expected here.
I have been treating the scans as if they were my DSLR images. I've been editing dust spots, scratches and some bad developing results. As well, I've been adjusting the levels to consider contrast and tone. I have noticed that the originals and the scans, while b&w, have a slight color cast to them, usually a red or magenta. Is this normal for a black and white, and is it something I should leave? I have noticed it's easy to eliminate just by manipulating saturation.
Can anyone offer any other tips on the editing process for this? Maybe there's another thread somewhere I should look at?