Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

  1. #1

    creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

    hi everyone,

    I need to create the standard looking darkroom contact sheet as it would look if you used Print File page and a place to enter information on top. The trick is I want to do this digitally. My new epson scanner is very good but only scans two at a time. Also there is no way to label
    the scans. Someone told me it might be possible in Lightroom, but I have very little experience with that. I am working on the archives of a deceased photographer and it isnt feasible to make them in the darkroom, even though I would prefer that. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Collinsville, CT USA
    Posts
    959

    Re: creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

    Epson scanner model? Do you have Photoshop? If not suggest you get GIMP... it's free.

  3. #3

    Re: creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

    I have an Epson V850 scanner. I do have photoshop. I am not familiar with GIMP but looked at their site. How would this differ from photoshop and would one be better?Why?

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    6,751

    Re: creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

    On a V850 you should be able to scan 4 4x5's at once, into a single file, by putting them directly on the glass rather than using the 4x5 holder provided with the scanner. That should be a lot more efficient than scanning individually and then manually combining sets of four scans into single "pages".

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Tucson AZ
    Posts
    1,450

    Re: creating digital 4x5 contact sheets 4 negs at once

    It's pretty easy to combine several images into a single Photoshop "page"if that's what you would like to do. Or set up templates for that matter.

Similar Threads

  1. Advantages of Creating Silver Prints From Digital Negatives
    By IanBarber in forum Digital Processing
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 23-Dec-2018, 15:52
  2. Creating Digital Negative
    By Jerry Cunningham in forum Digital Hardware
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 13-Jun-2009, 11:31
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4-May-2009, 06:38
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13-Jan-2009, 12:11

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •