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Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by the old one, Jan 9, 2005.

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  1. the old one

    the old one Thread Starter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Help in converting B/W negatives into B/W positives, using Hp Scanjet5500c, HP Photosmart 7550 & Adobe Elements 2.
  2. bp936


    Oct 13, 2003
    hi there, what do you mean? YOU need help or you can help?
    I found most photoprograms and digital imaging programs can change positive to negatives but none of any of my hardwares can do that.
  3. PopPicker


    Sep 21, 2004
    Hi there, do you have a light hood for the scanner? In otherwords can you scan large negatives as negatives?

    If you don't, then there is really no effective way of scanning just using a flat bed. You'll get a result using a white background but it's not very good. If you do have the light hood/tranny hood you can easily scan the negatives and convert them during the scanning process or if you scan the neg directly into Elements there should be a process called 'invert' which will convert to a postive.

  4. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    Image>Adjustments>Invert works for Photoshop – I presume Elements would be about the same.

    I would think you are using the negative adapter that came with the scanner. I’m surprised the HP software doesn’t have a B&W negative setting for it, but you can invert easily in Elements.

    Scan the slide at 2400 PPI and invert it in Elements. Crop the image to the print size you want and send it to the printer from Elements with File>Print.
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