7    Making Correction Curves for Digital Negatives

The best part about making digital negatives is the ease with which the contrast range of the negative can be precisely tailored to the contrast range of the particular emulsion you wish to print on. The use of digital negatives actually got its start because of the difficulty of producing enlarged wet darkroom negatives for platinum printing. It is not all that hard to produce an enlarged wet darkroom negative, but to produce one of a predetermined density range can be challenging. Digital technology mechanizes the process and makes it easy to control density range.

The key to making good digital negatives is learning how to derive a good correction curve. Basically we think of a correction ...

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