Workshop Note

Most scanned negatives end up with a magenta bias and quite often blown out highlights and shadows - this is a failure in the ability of the scanning software to perform image reversal accurately and happens in a large number of cases.

To adjust this picture I performed the following steps:
1...Adjusted the colour balance (highlights, shadows, mid-tone)
2...Reduced the contrast by applying an inverse S-curve (even though highlights and shadows are blown out it restores the correct luminosity spacing to the colour values)
3...Increased saturation to compensate for lower contrast (contrast affects are preception of saturation).
4...Applied local contrast enhancement to compensate for lower overall contrast in image - this is what is misleadingly called sharpening. Again, increasing local contrast increases our perception of how sharp (or how much resolution) a picture has - even though it doesn't actually increase the spatial resolution of the picture.

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