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Negative to Positive Conversion with DxO Optics Pro


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mpage Registered since 29th Jun 2004
Mon 15-Apr-13 02:26 PM | edited Tue 16-Apr-13 06:53 AM by mpage

Peter Beckett, a friend and fellow Nikonian, shot many of his old negatives using a D800E mounted to a Nikon PB-4 bellows with a PS-4 slide/strip carrier attached. He used a 60mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor and a Nikon BR-5 adapter ring. Illumination was by a Paul C Buff Einstein strobe set to about 10 Joules, with stray light minimized by the use of a long snoot on the strobe.

Here is a photograph of the rig showing a slide being copied.

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This is an example of a negative digital image produced from the above setup:

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The original image was shot at the end of April 1982 with an Olympus OM-2. Applying DxO Optics Pro's General Negative Colors Preset, we converted the negative digital image into this positive digital image:

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In addition to the General Negative Colors Preset, we used many of DxO Optics Pro's Palette Tools, and a bit of tweaking in Photoshop to achieve the above results.

With a bit of experience and the proper presets, this type of modification will only take a few minutes.
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