JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4734 posts, RR: 8 Posted (6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 477 times:
With the awful weather we're yet again experiencing in the British Isles I thought it a good opportunity to fire up the scanner! So far I've uploaded these - as I can never remember my workflow settings for scans I'm just looking for a bit of feedback, mainly to see if I have the sharpness right.
dendrobatid From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 64 Reply 2, posted (6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 445 times:
I think all would stand a bit more sharpening but the colour is often an issue with scans, the JMC ones being the worst.
Take a look at them and you will see how blue the shadows are (bottom left shows it really well, especially alongside the black of the a.net footer) and that could be corrected by adding yellow at the dark end of the blue curve. I doubt it will remove it totally, but it should reduce it.
One other trick I use is to reduce the saturation a bit (most seem to tend to increase it) as this will reduce the effect of any colour cast as well as reducing the noise in any highly saturated areas.
When we had prints done years ago, most of us used high street or mail order processors rather than professional labs and they invariably overdeveloped negatives to give a more saturated, slightly more grainy more contrasty, 'punchy' negative and print that looked better to the average snapshooter. If that average snapshooter had what looked like good prints from a particular place, they were far more likely to return with their next film, Christmas at each end and a holiday in the middle!
These look like that to me, but if they are from slides, then they too are probably a little dark.