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What are the advantages and disadvantages of negative film versus reversal film?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of negative/print film compared to reversal/slide film?
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How to store and preserve film negatives and slides?

I bought 35mm dedicated film scanner (Nikon CoolScan III) and I'm planning to digitize old negatives and slides I found at home. How should I store and preserve these slides and films after I cut ...
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I have scanned a film negative - how do I adjust the color using software?

I have scanned some film negatives (35mm) and have run into the classic orange color problem. Using the Gimp, simply inverting the color of the image (Colors->Invert) leads to a very discolored image ...
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Selenium to increase contrast?

I have been using selenium as the last step during negative development to increase durablilty of the negative. I was told that it can be used to increase the contrast of the negatives too. I tried, ...
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Why does colour negative film have an orange mask?

I've noticed that developed colour negatives usually have an orange layer. Is this an artifact of an old printing process, required by the chemistry, or is there some other benefit to it?
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How can I get this “brushed background” but clear subject effect by manipulating film negatives?

I was recently inspired by the works of Davis Ayer, who manipulates film to achieve a very unique look. I have been manipulating film negatives myself, but I have yet to learn how to achieve these ...