I purchased Negative Lab Pro a couple weeks ago and so far I’ve processed a few hundred negatives, which were DSLR scanned. I’m going through 4 decades worth of old family photos. Negative Lab Pro has been a godsend and I love how it can individually process hundreds of photos in one go. The adjustment options are very powerful and I’ve learned to use them to perfect so many photos.
I’ve had some great successes with many of my rolls of photos, achieving incredible quality and detail that I never knew was laying latent in the negatives all this time.
Many of my rolls of negatives have a terrible problem where they turn out looking like this:
I have literally hundreds of negatives that come out like this.
It’s really heartbreaking because I don’t have any developed photos for so many of these. However, the developed photos that I do have actually look decent (not great, but a million times better than this). Which means these negatives were at some point able to create decent photos.
Old developed photos on left, my negative scans on the right.
On the technical side, these negatives have quite narrow histograms, and their blue channel is barely a sliver:
I would really appreciate any help anyone can extend to me about this.