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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    When you save your tiff files in Ps, what compression option are you choosing and are you choosing the same for layers and background. The smallest Ps tiff files are by using Zip compression on...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    What kind of compression are you using with your Ps files vs. your Affinity files? What type of files are you saving? Do they have layers and/or any alpha channels? Many factors affect final file...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    Photoshop was officially released in 1990. Unfortunately nothing competes with it for pixel based editing. Nothing. Maybe for people with mild needs, some of the others can fill the void but the way...
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    Re: Do we need the mylar?

    The thickness of the mylar might not be as much of an issue for flatbed scanners as you're not scanning through the mylar. The .004 C-42 IS optically clear and shows no trace of anything even scanned...
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    Re: Do we need the mylar?

    DuPont C-42 4 mil
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    Re: Do we need the mylar?

    Bruce is right. In the old days I used to watch those guys load up the drum on their Hell 3010's with Johnson's Baby Oil. Cheap and plentiful but a royal pain to clean. Actually, the cleaning process...
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    Re: Moving away from Adobe

    "For black and white I see no problem, quite easy just add an levels layer inverse the curve and done."

    You do know there is the Command-I keyboard command which inverts your image immediately....
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    Geez. I have not used the regular healing brush since the Spot Healing brush was introduced, so yes, you can sample with the regular healing brush, but why would you want to in most cases. The spot...
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    Re: Duotone/Quadtone

    "This gives me a subtle warm tone but keeps whites white - just like I prefer in the darkroom when toning images."

    You don't need duotones to do that but it might be easier for you if your Curves...
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    Re: Duotone/Quadtone

    Duotones, tritones and quad tones or more are really designed for offset lithography where you want a toned black and white (usually) and you only want to print on two or three plates. It's a great...
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    "Using the healing brush near an edge is usually not a problem. Simply sample a source on the edge. Use the preview to align the area to be healed, and boom, it's done."

    There is no sampling with...
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    Mark - you're not a simpleton. They're way overthinking. I've been scanning black and white (and color) for well over a quarter century now and drum scanning since about 1998, along with the...
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    Re: B&W digital workflow....what's yours?

    "Any modifications made in additional layers, new layer for each different modification"

    It sounds like you're back in Ps3 territory, circa 1995. I hope you meant to use Curves ADJUSTMENT LAYERS,...
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    Re: PN55 neg degradation

    I agree. I recently scanned some I shot about 30 years ago and they look as good as new. Such beautiful tonality in those negs. I would treat and wash them again.
  15. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    While that is certainly true of many software packages, and I haven't used them all, but whatever secret sauce John Panazzo put into Trident is simply the best inversion I've ever seen. And once you...
  16. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    When I was first exposed to drum scanning back in the mid 90's, one place where we had scans done in West L.A. had a Hell 3010 scanner. Yeah, on that, it was far more complicated. You never ever saw...
  17. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    Dude - a real drum scanner requires even better operator skills that a flatbed and far too many purporting expertise in the area simply have little or none. The skill it takes to operate an Epson is...
  18. Re: Drum Scan vs DSLR vs Epson Scan (From Nick Carver's Youtube Channel)

    He got one thing right. Aztek makes shitty scans even though they've got great hardware. Just about everything else about this video reminds me of why people who don't really know what they're doing...
  19. Re: Printing Cut Lines using Roll Paper - P6000

    SergeyT has it right. I've been doing it basically this way for years, almost twenty to be exact and it's super fast and super easy. It just requires you to think a little bit about what you're...
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    But since it uses a very broad light source compared to a drum scanner that tends to minimize the emphasis on grain in color negs that occurs in real drum scanners, requiring using a more suitable...
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    There is no aperture setting on Imacon/Hasselblad/Flextight scanners. It's a CCD scanner with a fixed aperture lens, not a PMT scanner with a multi-aperture disc behind the lens.
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    Re: Is this scan OK from Labo

    No. It does not look oversharpened. It looks like they tried to open up the shadows beyond what the scanner was capable of scanning, and often, depending on the film, opening up the shadows reveals...
  23. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    It all depends on what you're trying to do with limited ram and a 500 mb file. Simple color corrections, spotting and healing and maybe a Free Transform might seem fine, but start adding multiple...
  24. Re: Computer hardware when editing large format files (100MP+)

    Did you see that the OP is wanting to edit 100mp+ files. No, it's not absurd at all to have a 64 gb minimum. Start adding layers upon layers. Start adding freaking Smart Layers an Objects and you'll...
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    I don't think those are you only options. You absolutely need more ram regardless and you may in fact be better off with Photoshop in the long run as well. As shitty as Adobe has become as a software...
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    More RAM is always the first and best answer. Put the max in there you can and you'll see a huge difference. 64 gb should be the minimum you have in there for your purposes, then a larger, faster...
  27. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steven - I was fluid mounting flatbed scans back in the late 1990's before I got my first drum. Maybe you do learn it on the drum in a day or two, but I think it's going to take a bit longer to...
  28. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Bruce is correct here. A lot of the learning curve is in the proper fluid mounting of your film. That doesn't happen overnight and while there are a couple youtube vids on that, it's always more...
  29. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    At this point Steve, it's sorta pointless to do comparisons when the scans from the Howtek are nowhere near the best they can be. As has been said many many times - the scanner operator matters when...
  30. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Steve - I just downloaded two of the high res images from your dropbox and have a few comments.

    One, the 100% crops you posted were not anywhere near 100%. They were, in actuality, right around...
  31. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    If they used a 12.7 micron aperture - and DPL rounds those numbers up - to 13 - you'd really only be getting 2000 ppi, which would help explain why your Howtek scans don't look any better than the...
  32. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    You shouldn't need to change from the auto aperture when scanning Provia. You'll get the 6.35 micron aperture which corresponds to 4000 ppi. You would only manually select apertures when scanning...
  33. Re: Comparison of Howtek 8000 Resolve to Epson V850

    Are you sure those are really 100% crops from a 4000 ppi scan? You should be able to see the film grain pretty well defined. What scanning software and what scanning settings did you use?
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    Drew - You're missing the point here. That was only ONE of many advantages that inkjet has over RA4, and it's not just button pushing that I do. I start out hopefully taking a great photo, then...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    195866Maybe when you have someone inkjet printing with no proper experience and training as to how to get the most out of the inks and paper, but if you have someone who knows what they're doing and...
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    Re: Looking for Lab for Lambda Print, 60"

    Whether you print to a Lightjet, Lambda, Chromira or large format inkjet, you'll need a good custom profile if you're sending RGB and want dead neutral neutrals. And then the lab has to have good...
  37. Re: I take back every bad word I have said about Kodak...

    I used to see Ansel around town quite a bit growing up in Monterey. If you look at his history, like being an early adopter of Polaroid and later one who learned the art of offset lithography better...
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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    You may be at a point where you need to take the cover off the scanner and remove all the internal boards and clean all the contacts with DeOxit, then re-insert each board multiple times to make sure...
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    Re: DPL users/owners of Howtek/Aztek scanners

    I like 1/2" for taping the top edge of the film to the drum and 1" to tape the perimeter of the overlay. And depending on how it all goes down, you often have to put an extra layer of tape over parts...
  40. Re: Does anyone on here use a lightweight matte inkjet paper?

    It's not lightweight, but Epson Hot Press Bright is a very very nice paper, virtually the same as Hannemühle 308, which is another preferred matte paper. In addition to the lower d-max, all of the...
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