The result above, shows that I know can really acquire absolutely wonderful scanning quality from color negatives, with help of using a digital camera, and then the Lightroom Classic plug-in called "Negative Lab Pro v2.3", plus post processing in Photoshop, as well Topaz DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI

 

Negative Lab Pro

was and is (in my opinion) the crucial key to get much better quality from color negatives scanned with a digital camera. You get really good results - which you then can post-process in Photoshop - and well, I am sooooooo delighted, when I look at the photo of Johannes. I love the clarity of colors, and the sharpness that comes from using a digital camera as a "scanner" (instead of a flatbed scanner, or some quirky filmscanner like my Canoscan FS 4000 US, which exhibits lots of stripes and noise... and the colors sometimes totally bail out). So many compromises there have been. So much hassle to get really good images.

So now - it is really amazing... I struggled so much with this, for so many years. But since I now have a brand new computer, it allows me to install latest Lightroom Classic, as well the latest version of "Negative Lab Pro v2.3". And the speed with the Mac Studio is just ... wow. And the final results are worth looking at with the naked eye.

I love it !!!

 

Finally old film negatives start to shine

with grace and clarity. Showing that color negative film can indeed show excellent results in a world obsessed with digital photography. (I like both, by the way). But color negatives have always been the weakest point - and my results either took ages to get right, or something was always off. Either lacking sharpness, or that the colors just didn't come out right...

Now - it just is "perfect" (in the sense of that the images look crisp, sharp and colors clean). After soooo many years... I almost can't believe it. I mean we write year 2022. The images is from 1996.

It took 26 years to come to full circle.

To full bloom.


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