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    Default Software for converting photo negatives

    Whats the best program for converting negatives?
    Free preferably - but a pay program if the free ones aren't any good.

    Does Photoshop CS do it?
    Or do you need something special?

    My father has loads of negatives and he has a machine to get them onto the PC OK but wants a program to make them back into prints.
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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Photoshop CS will do it.

    If you want something free, Artweaver will also do it.
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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Corel X2 aka Paintshop Pro will do it and has the advantage of being cheaper than Photoshop.

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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    You can also open the negative in Paint and go Ctrl + I which will invert the colours.

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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Irfanview can also convert negative-positive.

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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Paint.NET or GIMP can also do it.


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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

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    Photoshop CS will do it.
    He has that. No idea which version. Possibly an older one??

    How do you do it with that?
    Complicated?
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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    He has that. No idea which version. Possibly an older one??

    How do you do it with that?
    Complicated?
    What's he using to scan the film? Is it a special film scanner? If so, I would have thought that the software would be able to do the negative->positive conversion without any 3rd party software. The more I think about it, the more it seems odd that the conversion needs to be done manually.
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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    He has that. No idea which version. Possibly an older one??

    How do you do it with that?
    Complicated?
    In Photoshop, Image > Adjust > Invert I am told. I don't have it installed here to try it.

    I do have it but I find PSP easier.

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    Default Re: Software for converting photo negatives

    Not sure but if you just invert the colors would that work?

    I would think one would of needed a scanner of some sort, flat bed, dedicated or those slide thru things which comes with its own special software.

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