linear profiles for black and white negatives

Scanner Custom Linear Profile Video

Scanning is a technique used by photographers and enthusiasts to digitise film negatives or slides using a traditional flatbed scanner. This method over the years has gained popularity due to more people turning to using analog film.

Custom Profiles

I feel that it”s always more beneficial to start out with a scan which has little to no adjustments made to it as this has many benefits.

  • The Highlights are greatly improved
  • The shadows are greatly improved
  • We get a better dynamic range
  • We start off with a flatter image giving us greater control of the final edit

How Do We Make Custom Linear Profiles For Scanning?

Making custon profiles for scanning is very easy and only takes a few moments. The only equipment you need is a scanner capable of scaning black and white film negatives and a free piece of software (Mac or Windows).

In this Mini Video tutorial, I will demonstrate how and why using a custom linear profile for scanning can be to our advantage.


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