I think your first C-41 was a success! The fruit looks great.
Originally Posted by polyglot
There's something wonky with your scan though as the highlights are clipped to pink (it's clearly a digital artefact, not chemical). My guess is you adjusted the colour balance after setting the black & white points, which means clipping the image and then modifying the colours so the net result is the white-point is no longer white. You need to get the colours right during the inversion before clipping the dynamic range to an 8-bit file.
Just for the record, I use a Hasselblad Flextight X1 and it's wonky Flexcolor software. I don't make adjustments to scans while I'm scanning beside the automatic inversion it does (I should turn that off too, I think, but I imagine it saves me a ton of time). I do all of my adjustments in Aperture 3. With that said… let me think about what might've gone wrong. OH! If my settings reset to 300dpi, they certainly reset the bit depth to 8-bit too. Cool! When I do a real scan on the whole roll—at 16-bit—I probably won't have that problem, right?
I'll post again with more pictures.
Last edited by keyofnight; 02-21-2013 at 08:07 PM. Click to view previous post history.