I am having a problem with my highlights while converting colour negative film.
Now, my knowledge of histogram adjustment is not incredibly in depth, and that could very well be the problem here. However I scan my black and white film using solely Epson scan and just do basic histogram/output adjustments to preserve details etc, without problem. And when I was using epson scan for colour neg I didn’t have this problem either, at least not to this scale.
When scanning in the negatives as positives, I was just setting the histograms/outputs to their max value as I was thinking this would preserve as much detail as possible. Not sure if my logic is flawed there but it’s not working anyways. After realizing I’m having a real problem with the highlights I started to try and adjust the histogram and compensate for the conversion. This didn’t do much at all either. I scan to TIFF’s if that helps.
When using the white clipping and highlight controls in negative lab pro, it will bring the highlights down, but it will give them a serious colour cast, normally orange/magenta - and there is no more detail underneath.
I considered that the negative might just be too blown out in the highlights but i looked at it under a loupe and there are still details there that I’m just not able to retrieve when scanning.