I assume these are machine prints; machines often produce flat, grainy results like this from thin negs because they try to print detail that isn't there. Printed properly, the images should have dark shadows and proper highlights. I've done some jiggery-pokery in GIMP to illustrate; you'd get better results from scanning the negs, getting them hand-printed or printing them yourself.
Last edited by kevs; 04-08-2013 at 04:16 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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