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Simply put: No. You don't really need to worry about dynamic range if you are planning to scan ordinary color negatives. A scanner's Dmax becomes a limiting factor only when scanning high-density transparency material like color-reversal films. In order to tell you why I have to clarify a couple of concepts. Film Density As you expose and develop a film, ...


I believe this feature is already built in to some scanning software; you don't even need to do it yourself manually. There are two approaches, for slightly different outcomes: Multi Exposure scans the film multiple times using different exposure durations, and combines the images to simulate extended density range (while also reducing grain). Multi ...

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