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Jeanine Grady
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2005
 

Getting great B&W from digital darkroom


I have a Minolta Maxxum D7, I also use either adobe photoshop elements 2.0, photoshop 5.0 or microsofts digital image pro 7. I don't feel that my B&W photos "pop" like others I see. Any suggestions?


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4/20/2005 7:38:53 PM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  I create pop with a combo of Contrast and USM.

Jerry


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4/21/2005 11:34:12 AM

 
Michael H. Cothran   If you are serious about your b&w digital images, I would suggest buying a decent Epson printer (the 1280 is great for b&w), and supplying it with Lyson's Quad black inks. This would dedicate that printer to b&w only, and the Quad blacks will rival the finest quality b&w prints out of a tray.
If you're not that serious, but just want to add a little "pop" to your current images, then try some simple calibrations to your current monitor/printer setup until you come up with something that, in your mind, "pops." I'd also turn off the color inks.
Michael H. Cothran
www.mhcphoto.net


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4/22/2005 5:47:43 AM

 
Jeanine Grady
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2005
  Thanks Michael, will try it..!


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4/22/2005 6:22:31 AM

 
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