filtration necessary for color printing : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

This may be a dumb question ... but here goes: To correct for the slight differences in color balance of chrome films, filters are often used, e.g., use an 81B to make Provia render more faithful colors. Ditto when the light is excessively blue.

If the end result is Ilfocrhome prints, is this really necessary; can't the same result be achieved in the printing process by similar filtration(This assumes you will print yourself and the color correction won't be left up to somebody else's interpretaion)?



-- Todd Tiffan (, December 05, 1999


Yes and no. You can do correction filtrations when printing, but the color correction you've done will be first visible in the highlights. Now, it depends on your own standards how long you can go. Strong and colorful slides bear usually more of corrections than less saturated or highkey pictures. If you already have the right color balance in the slide, you'll end up with a specially delicate and natural colored print.

-- Jan... (, December 07, 1999.

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