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Positives from old color negatives

Dec 9, 2013, 18:47
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Positives from old color negatives
Hello All,
Just signed up, have not even downloaded the software.
My first project will be to attempt to make digital positives from old color negatives.Is GIMP the way to go?
Thanx
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Dec 9, 2013, 20:02
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RE: Positives from old color negatives
(Dec 9, 2013 18:47)graftonian Wrote:  Hello All,
Just signed up, have not even downloaded the software.
My first project will be to attempt to make digital positives from old color negatives.Is GIMP the way to go?
Thanx

Yes, welcome to the forums.

For best results, see if you can put the negatives on some low-light light table if you have one. A scanner might work, but the negatives are somewhat reflective.

*Be sure to test this method with a picture you don't care too much about first:
Or if you have a macro(miniature) mode on your camera, you could try shining a flashlight(add a filter if its too bright) through the negative.
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Once you have gimp installed, experiment with either

"Colors > Invert"
or
"Colors > Value Invert"

more on those tools here:
http://docs.gimp.org/en/plug-in-vinvert.html

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