Thursday, June 14, 2018

Photography Bleg

Just unearthed a box full of photographs going back to the mid-70s.

The oldest photos are from my Colorado Outward Bound experience in... '75?

These were taken with a Kodak 110 pocket camera, and not only are the prints faded (no surprise there) but the negatives have all taken on a green hue, which is present in the photos when I scan them with the negative/slide scanner Mrs. Drang got me for Christmas a year or two ago. Some of the 35mm negatives I have also need some color correction.

I'm looking for a reasonably priced software package that will allow me to restore these to normal colors, i.e., blue sky, white snow, instead of both being shades of green. Bonuses for being able to just click a button and have it be done...

Thanks in advance.


Anonymous said...

XnView/XnviewMP has an auto correct function that's pretty decent (Map / Automatic Level).

And of course, you can adjust manually contrast, brightness, hue, per-channel (as in: dial back the green channel), ... And if you manage to come up w/ settings that work on most pics, you can do batch processing.

D.W. Drang said...

Thanks! Whoever you are... ;-)