Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
Scan with unsharp mask clicked off and you will not get this issue.
Sharpening is an exacting skill set that takes time to understand.

Quote Originally Posted by pdeeh View Post
I am becoming convinced this is the reason for so much of the preoccupation with graininess.

Many if not most of my scans appear "grainy" .. the moment I get the negatives into the enlarger, it magically disappears ...
Please don't make assumptions about my process without evidence to support them.

I am aware how to produce scans.

As it happens I scan without any sharpening or contrast adjustments whatsoever ("raw") and I almost never sharpen in post-processing.

However as this subject is off limits here, and not germane to the current topic, I'll leave it there.