Scratch on B&W film : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I know this has been addressed before, but I can't find it in the archives. When attempting to deal with a scratch on a negative do you rub grease on the emulsion side or the other ?

Thanks Paul

-- Paul Mongillo (, May 16, 2002



I've always used "skin oil" on the emulsion side to diffuse the scratch. You'll find plenty around your nose. It does work.

-- Steve Feldman (, May 16, 2002.

Put it on whichever side the scratch is on- hopefully not the emulsion side though because that means some of the image is lost.

-- David Rose (, May 16, 2002.

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