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Film lab not printing all photos

This answer is pure speculation: The reason probably is because of automatic system for print which check if the photo is with good exposure and only then print it on paper. And maybe you should ask ...
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Why does colour negative film have an orange mask?

Questions about the orange mask of the C-41 and earlier C-22 negative color film keep reoccurring. Maybe I can shine some light on this subject. As you know, black & white film photography ...
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Film lab not printing all photos

"checked the negative, around 6 photos were not developed." If it was roll film, and they were on the negative, then they were developed. They might not have been printed. But printing is a ...
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How long do developed negatives last?

Processed film does deteriorate, but not at such a rate that surviving 10-15 years would be remarkable! It also depends on the type of film; black & white film lasts longer than colour film for ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

The C-41 negative film process arose from movie film that was marketed just after World War II. Previously, processing color films was a far more arduous task. To simplify, three dyes, cyan (blue-...
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Clean film negatives heavily contaminated with wet paper made negative cases

Soak in a tray or tube of water at room temperature. Add two teaspoons of Dawn dishwashing detergent per quart (liter). Soak for several hours and test the paper to film adherence. If not free, ...
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How did the calotype process produce a translucent negative image?

Talbot bathed paper sheets in a solution of silver nitrate and then potassium iodide. He then “washed” the paper with a mix of gallic acid and silver nitrate. The paper was then exposed in the camera. ...
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Film lab not printing all photos

I recall in the 1980s having to either tick a box marked "PRINT ALL" or handwrite that on the stub, at the time of submitting the film for processing. When the packet of photos came back, ...
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What resolution can I reach with a B/W paper negative?

Here are some differences between paper and film that will affect the image resolution acutance, resolution, and resolving power. Paper: The emulsion normally used for paper is relatively ...
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How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed?

How was the cyan cast of C-41 negatives originally removed? By applying color correction filters during the enlarging/printing process. Normally a strong yellow filter and a more moderate magenta ...
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How best to digitally copy glass negatives?

I have not scanned glass negatives, but this is what I would do based on scanning ordinary film. With the flatbed (with transparency adapter): Emulsion down, lifted off the scanner bed with sheets of ...
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Printing negative into paper versus Lightroom processing

How important is the quality of the negative for Lightroom processing (Path A) versus conventional printing (Path B)? A good negative is a joy to work with. A bad negative must be salvaged, no matter ...
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How to make negatives from digitized black and white photographs?

These are scans of old B&W photographs and I want to convert them to negatives for further photo printings. You don't need negatives to print any more. The best resolution you can possibly get at ...
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Trying to identify these negative sizes

I asked B&H and they told me that it's standard 120 size film and recommended the Epson V600. Seems reasonable. Fingers crossed!
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Handling negative images in lightroom with profiles

I know this is a bit late, but I just stumbled across your question. With the recent updates to Lightroom, you can now build a profile to invert negatives and in many cases no further processing will ...
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Film lab not printing all photos

Back in the days before digital cameras, I did a little amateur astronomical and scientific photography and then had to get the photos developed. These photos would sometimes be mostly black, and to a ...
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How long do developed negatives last?

It certainly depends on quality of processing, film brand, gasses in the storage area and other factors, but in general, 10-15 years should not be a big deal. There may be some color shifts but it ...
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How to invert color negative "scan" via DSLR without clipping the red channel?

If you have an enlarger with a color head, this one can make your dslr scanning a breeze! First you can use the column in repro mode to greatly help with focusing and flatness of field The enlarger ...
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How long do developed negatives last?

I would like to send them to scan by a professional laboratory but I would rather not hire the service should they not be still good. The results will be a function of both the quality of the ...
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How long do developed negatives last?

Archive requirements for film generally err on the cautious side. A couple of years ago I had all my colour negatives scanned. These spanned the period 1971-2003, and had been stored in a variety of ...
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Trying to identify these negative sizes

These are from film size 620 / 120 --- both are the same film except the 120 sported a more robust film spool. As a rule of thumb, the 120 size fit the more expensive cameras and the 620 size the ...
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Why are there little white dots on my bw negative, and how can I fix it?

It's been many years since I've done film developing, but I remember two likely culprits: Air bubbles from improper agitation. Generally these are very roundish. Minerals from hard water. These tend ...
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How to keep sheet negatives clean in storage?

I have used negative sleeves for years, and had no problem. The brand I use is Hama and not File Print, but that is because I live in Europe. One thing I learned was to use the so called parchment ...
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How to keep sheet negatives clean in storage?

I have had negatives in archival sleeves made by Print File (the brand you link to) for decades. Just sitting in the sleeves will not cause scratches or produce residues. Scratches Scratches are ...
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What resolution can I reach with a B/W paper negative?

According to CTEIN The typical color-negative paper can record about 65 line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm), but a black and white (B&W) paper can reach 125 lp/mm. Ilfochrome and R-3 papers ...
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needle cord type texture over the whole film after development. FP4.

From your description, the problem is called reticulation. Reticulation is the swelling of the film emulsion gelatine until the surface fails. The pattern can be found on the whole surface in both ...
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How to make negatives from digitized black and white photographs?

I make contact prints of digital images on platinum or cyanotypes from inverted images printed on transparency paper. It's actually a lot of fun. You'll never get the resolution out of this method to ...
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Do I need a copy stand to digitize negatives with a Sony Mirrorless Camera

No. There are other ways. You can use a tablet or phone, light table, lens adapter, etc. Google 'digitize negatives with digital camera` for options. Among top results you can see one that uses a ...
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Identify vintage negative 50 x 60 mm image on 70 mm wide filmstock

In that era, many firms engaged in "school" business. They bid on the task of making school year books making group pictures and senior portraits. They used custom roll film cameras made by ...
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What camera(s) produced negatives about 8mm x 18 mm in size. Three images per strip. They're likely pre-1940 era, not modern 110 film

Submintiature/16mm cameras like Minox Riga/A/B/C or Whittaker Micro 16 have negatives about that size. The minox are often seen in movies and sold as "spy cameras" from that timeframe. The ...
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