I like photographing old black and with negative image with my Nikon Z7ii and Nikkor 55mm macro.
That would ne great to have a dedicated tool to invert negative image.
Of course I can reverse the diagonal of the tone curve, but then many functions are reversed, not very easy to work after.
A good suggestion, already requested here (where you can add votes):
I am currently digitizing old color and b/w negatives. I therefore propose to add a negative conversion that will, after its application, let me use all sliders like on positive images.
Today’s workaround with the help of the tone curve (make \ from / ) changes the sense of many sliders.
I’ve been scanning film with an Epson v800 scanner in Vuescan, then importing the 48 bit scans into PhotoLab. Whether by happy accident or hidden feature, the color correction and levels balancing on the images is probably the best and fastest I’ve ever seen for scans of negatives. It can be a bit more difficult if there’s not a clear grey area in the photo, but copying setting across images works well in that instance.
In the future, you might want to add…
I did the same with Z 7 and 60 mm macro. In DxO I prepared a couple of presets depending on B/W film as a starting point and it worked pretty well. There’s always a bit of tinkering involved and I’m not sure if a dedicated “inverse button” would be good for all kind of film reproduction.
At least, DxO was working flawless through 7000 images, while Capture One crashed at least more than two dozen times.
Thank you. I do not find the way to add vote.
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