Trying to process a scanned film...

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Trying to process a scanned film...

Postby DDR » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:24 pm

Once I decided to try large format (flat film) photography, I tried to process a scanned TIF file with BWStyler. I found that most options required for HQ development works properly. However the film presets do not make any effect. They remain indifferent to the scanned (greyscale) image. I guess this is because they target modification of a colour source...

But!!! Take a moment, please. When I opened the BW scan with Lightroom, BW presets I own in my collection work properly. That is, they change the scanned source in the same manner as they change a digital negative.

My questions is as follows. If making film presets for Lightroom on the basis of BWStyler film presets, will these LR film presets work properly with a scanned (greyscale) source, or not?

Thank you for answer -- D.

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Re: Trying to process a scanned film...

Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:33 pm

If you open grayscaled images, neither BWStyler nor Lightroom can do adjustments that are based on color. Only brightness and contrast adjustments work. So I do not understand why you wrote that adjustments do not work in BWStyler but in Lightroom. Some adjustments in BWStyler that do not rely on color, still work with grayscaled images. But I guess BWStyler offers more color-based effects than Lightroom, so you probably got a wrong impression.

If you let me know exactly which effects of BWStyler do not work and which effects work in Lightroom, I can better explain why.

I do not see any difference between BWStyler and Lightroom presets that produce a similar effect.

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Re: Trying to process a scanned film...

Postby DDR » Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:26 pm


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Re: Trying to process a scanned film...

Postby HaraldHeim » Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:08 pm

I think the effect you are seeing in Lightroom with your film presets is produced by other effects and not by the eight sliders of the HSL/Color/B&W group, which correspond to the BW Film options in BWStyler.

If you choose a film preset from the Film Grain and Development preset groups in BWStyler 2, you will also see an effect on grayscale images.

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Re: Trying to process a scanned film...

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