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Mark D Segal
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« Reply #20 on: September 29, 2012, 11:52:38 PM »
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A quick way to convert a negative to a positive in PS is to click on "Image", "Adjustments" and "Invert". 

That's true, but doing it with a Curves Adjustment Layer then also allows you to make further luminance adjustments in the same tool and its completely "undoable". Using the method you describe of course works and would also be "undoable" if performed on a duplicate image layer, but then an Adjustment Layer would be required on top of that for further Luminance editing. And we are talking B&W. It gets more complicated when dealing with colour negs.
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2012, 09:43:31 AM »
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Dave, you may find this article interesting.  http://www.dpbestflow.org/camera/camera-scanning  For just making quick contact sheets, however, you probably donít need an elaborate setup.  A light table and tripod may be sufficient.

By the way, if you go this route, you may want to consider doing you processing primarily with ACR or Lightroom instead of Photoshop.
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2012, 10:46:47 AM »
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Dave, you may find this article interesting.  http://www.dpbestflow.org/camera/camera-scanning  For just making quick contact sheets, however, you probably donít need an elaborate setup.  A light table and tripod may be sufficient.

By the way, if you go this route, you may want to consider doing you processing primarily with ACR or Lightroom instead of Photoshop.
Fantastic Article. Thank you.
Dave
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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2012, 08:42:08 PM »
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Your welcome, but the thanks really should go to Wayne Larmon.  He brought that article to my attention. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=70942.0
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