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So far I've been pleased with B/W Styler and all it can do.
Would like to know if there are any plans to add ISO 50 to the list, specifically for the infrared function (Kodak HIE = ISO 50).
I know how I can do it otherwise, but just wondered if it will be added in future versions.
P. S. -- up until now, thought PSP X and XI were the only programs that gave true black and white conversion. Others, had to finetune more.
You mean you want a simulation of the Kodak HIE 50 ISO film? I don't think I will add any IR film presets.
IR films can't be simulated like B/W Styler does with normal films. The problem is that B/W Styler has to make up some data in order to make an image look like it was taken with a IR film. So you can't expect a precise simulation of an IR film if it is already quite difficult to make a non-IR image look like some kind of IR image.
Perhaps I should have posed this as a wishlist for future versions of B/W Styler.
1) It would be nice to have ISO 50 for Infrared, but could be used with other film types.
2) Another wish would be for an digital albumen effect in the tinting. ( PSP XI now has it, but have been looking for that effect for the past two years ---- and still looking for a digital SX-70 manipulation technique.)
Several years ago when I was shooting Kodak HSI I was able to get like a "black and white infrared watercolor" effect on one of my images. Really loved the effect, not so crazy about the image. Until B/W Styler came along, have never been to reproduce that effect film or digital. Thanks to Styler, I was successfully able to do so.
Thanks for creating B/W Styler!
Note to plugsnpixels: I was thinking that virtualPhotographer had ISO 50, but looking at their website it is ISO/ASA 25. Will have to look at the other programs.
Per Kodak website on the Infrared (HSI not HIE): "Normal ISO speed values do not apply. Make trial exposures under typical conditions. With a KODAK WRATTEN Filter No. 25, try a setting of EI 50 (daylight) or EI 125 (tungsten) and bracketed ± 2 stops ", but when I was using it, it was always set for 50. Judging from that statement, then B/W Styler should be fine. May try the customization feature on the ISO to see what happens.
If send me one or more scanned photos that were done with the HIE film, I see if I can reproduce it somehow. I will have a look at the mentioned albumen effect. Maybe I can add it in a future update.
The ISO 100 - 3200 presets in B/W Styler refer to the film grain. Because ISO 50 film have very small and almost invisible grain, I didn't add a ISO 50 preset.
>I will have a look at the mentioned albumen effect. Maybe I can add it in a future update.
Harald please keep BWS the *straightforward tool for BW conversion* related to the classical darkroom it is. For very special effects there's a mass of effect filters available in the web. Thx
Did a google search, again, and found the following tutorial on creating an albumen curve in Photoshop:
Now I can use B/W Styler, then use the curve to apply an albumen tint to the appropriate image.
Will be glad to send you some of my infra-reds as soon as I can locate them.
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