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    Negative Does Not Convert

    I am have-ing a problem with my scanning of some B&W Negatives when scanned they stay as a Negative and do not convert to B&W print ? I am use-ing a Microtek 8700 scanner with micro teck software ! any thought as to what I am doing wrong?? Thanks all!
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    is there a setting that defines if the film is a negative film, or a transparency? On the Epson scanners, you have to tell it positive/negative, B&W/Color.
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    I have three settings one is reflective the other is positive film and negative film
    before scanning I check them to make sure I have it set right,and there is another place to make sure you have it set for B&W or Color film ! but still it stays as Negative B&W not positive B&W ? thanks Daniel
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    You want to keep the scan as a negative & then convert in PS under image/adjustments/invert - then you will have a positive image to work from.

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    Lee Hamiel , I'll give that a try! thanks
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    Quote Originally Posted by seawolf66 View Post
    Lee Hamiel , I'll give that a try! thanks
    That will certainly give you a positive image but I've never heard of a scanner that couldn't produce a positive image from a negative. It's going to be very difficult for you to edit the image in the scanner if you have to work from a negative. If it were me I'd want to find the source of the problem (assuming there is one, as there almost certainly is since your scanner has both a positive and a negative setting and if it was intended to produce a negative image from a negative there'd be no need for the negative setting, negatives could just be scanned as positives) so that I could use the scanner software to make at least some basic adjustments to the image in the scanner.
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Hamiel View Post
    You want to keep the scan as a negative & then convert in PS under image/adjustments/invert - then you will have a positive image to work from.
    That's not correct. After scanning the negative a positive image should be displayed, unless for some reason the scanning software is scanning a positive B&W image.

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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    Sorry It did not work, Thanks :
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    Quote Originally Posted by D. Bryant View Post
    That's not correct. After scanning the negative a positive image should be displayed,
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    At this time thats the exact problem, I am getting a negative image not a positive image ? ! Thanks
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    Re: Negative Does Not Convert

    lauren

    i am not familiar with your scanner or driver.
    but ... can you "preview" as a positive ?
    does it change the preview from positive back to negative when you hit scan ?
    you might get a copy of vuescan if your drivers doen't work as you like.
    i think you can try it before you buy it.

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