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    Film, scanning or development issues?

    Hi all -

    I've just got some film back from a new lab that I'm trying out. C41 (Ektar 100), brand new film. I've scanned the film on my Cezanne at 3200dpi and I'm getting some weird splotching. When I scan negatives I generally don't set the end points in the scanner software and leave the and inverting, colour correction etc in Photoshop. I've attached two files at 100% that show a sample from the film scan. The first is 'processed' - end points set and colour corrected, curves etc. The 2nd is the same area of film with just a basic invert and removing of the orange mask (I haven't spotted the scans as you can see). I've been relatively aggressive in darkening this areas of film (the sky) in processing which has made the issue much more obvious, but I've never had an issue with doing this before with colour negatives. I scanned some E6 yesterday as well and the problem didn't appear in these scans so I'm leaning towards it being either the film or the developing.

    Any thoughts? Also, any thoughts how it might be best fixed in Photoshop?

    Tim

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Try the healing brush in photoshop.

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Is the defect on the negative? Maybe take a look with a good loupe...

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Looks like film defects. Are these wet or dry mount? Healing brush, clone tool, patch tool whatever works.

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Even in olden days of color slides, hand retouching was done all the time

    My last wife, retouched 8X10 Playboy Chromes into the 90's

    sadly Marnie never taught me...

    RIP
    wear mask or NOT

    is ???

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    Even in olden days of color slides, hand retouching was done all the time

    My last wife, retouched 8X10 Playboy Chromes into the 90's

    sadly Marnie never taught me...

    RIP
    Are you sure the models didn't need the retouching?

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    Lol

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    No

    I lived across the street from Chicago Park West Playboy club and watched fools going in and out

    No way in Hell was I ever going in there, money was not the issue

    When Hef was going out of business I did buy full size color prints of a few 70's centerfolds. They were bigger than the mag, not folded. Packed like fine art in tissue and big boxes, the cost was about $3 per print. I still have them in a flat file

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    Are you sure the models didn't need the retouching?
    wear mask or NOT

    is ???

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    You should put them on the wall. At our ages it can't possibly hurt anything - whoops, maybe something WOULD hurt.

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    Re: Film, scanning or development issues?

    I do have a nude I shot on my wall

    and my grand kids are Draft Age

    hope they visit when able

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Andrada View Post
    You should put them on the wall. At our ages it can't possibly hurt anything - whoops, maybe something WOULD hurt.
    wear mask or NOT

    is ???

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