Black & White Scanning

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Black & White Scanning

Postby jhappel1982 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:22 am

I'm wet scanning black and white negatives using a Epson V700 flatbed scanner and Silverfast SE software and I have a few questions:

1.) Should I be scanning in 16-8 Bit for best resolution?

2.) Is iSRD and SRDx compatible with black and white negatives?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Black & White Scanning

Postby LSI_Ketelhohn » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:55 pm

Dear user,

The bit depth really depends on what kind of image you want.
A 16->8 bit image will give you a true grayscale image.
A 48->24 bit image will create an RGB image which allows you to retain any greenish or blueish cast the film emulsion shows. Some users prefer this.

Standard silver halide B&W film can only be corrected using SRDx. These emulsions absorb the scanners infrared channel.

Kind regards,

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