Discussion in 'Talk About Large Format Gear' started by Bill Martindale, Aug 21, 2016.
Which they should be, to some extent at least.
Not a luxury those of us using the darkroom can easily achieve. So basically the scanning degrades the image which is then recovered by software.
I don't understand the first question, unless you're referring to making digital negatives from a scanned primary negative. But, yes, scanning (or digitising in any shape or form) does soften the image, requiring sharpening at a later stage. How much etc. is going to depend on the scanner; but that's a different kettle of fish.
Sorry Stephen, I was referring to the darkroom process of making a positive mask on film then having to bind it in register with the original negative to form the sandwich for the darkroom version of unsharp masking. Not as easy as letting software handle the process.
Afraid I am not interested in scanning negatives or digital printing.
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