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    ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    There's been quite a bit of discussion in the past on this forum about NegPos, David Dunthorn's Photoshop plug-in for accurate handling of scanned colour negatives (and b&w).

    David has now released a next-generation product called ColorNeg. You can find it here: http://www.c-f-systems.com/Plug-ins.html. As a committed NegPos user, I've only spent an hour or so playing with it, but if anything, I would say it gives even better colour conversions than NegPos did. The user interface is simplified, while keeping all the advanced functions still within reach.

    If you are a registered NegPos user, ColorNeg will share your existing licence key. If you are not a NegPos user, and you shoot colour negative film, now might be a good time to check it out.
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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    BTW: the essential step to getting a good conversion (inversion) is getting a linear 16 bit scan. There are some hints to getting a linear scan for some scanners on this page, including any scanner supported by VueScan. (Silverfast can also be persuaded to yield a linear scan, but I don't know the details.)
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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    Too bad it's PC only.

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    Are there any side by side comparison images using NegPos or ColorNeg as apposed to the scanner's software including time it takes for each to arrive at the results?

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    a color conversion example is posted here:

    http://www.daltonrooney.com/weblog/2...og-to-digital/

    (not my work, but I'll have something soon).

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    If you already own Silverfast with Negafix, after allot of side by side testing there is no advantage that I could ever find with NegPos. Unless I am missing something.
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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    I just bought a Nikon Coolscan 9000, and I'd rather not spend an additional $400 on Silverfast (particularly since I already paid for an Epson version of Silverfast). So the $67 for ColorNeg and ColorPos seemed reasonable. I'll run tests soon - as soon as my travel schedule lightens a bit.

    I'll be happy to share a few 'RAW' scans with you, Kirk, if you'd like to compare your workflow results to my results. I am fairly new to scanning, though, so I do have a lot to learn (I've spent considerable time in darkrooms, mostly B&W, but some color, too).

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    Just to throw this into the discussion. Nikon is not going to update the Nikon Scan software to be compatible with Mac OS 10.5. Silverfast has a version in the works, don't know about Vuescan.

    http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/c...2J5PSZwX2dyaWR

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    Ouch!

    I do have Vuescan, so that may be my future choice (I plan to move to a Mac in the coming year).

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    Re: ColorNeg: NegPos successor for colour neg scanning

    I run Nikon scan with my 9000 on a Mac with OS 10.5.1. It may not be optimized for the Intel processors or Leopard, but it does run.

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