Digital Images in Darkroom...

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by ram0135, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. ram0135

    ram0135 TPF Noob!

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    Hello All,

    First off I want to say HELLO :sexywink: ! to everyone.

    Okay so here is what I want to do... I have tons of digital pictures (wait please keep reading its not exactly your typical digital question) and I would like to possibly print them in the darkroom. I have transperencies and what I want to do is get the exact measurements of a negative strip (the frame size, length and width) then create a template in Photoshop and import my images onto that template. Then I would inverse the pictures to be negatives and not positves on the sheet and print them on the transperent paper. In theory I could then print them in the darkroom as the same basics apply. Would this be at all possible? Any comments/suggestions/ideas are very much welcome.

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    Ram0135
     
  2. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Sure you could do something like that, but I don't see why you would need to make them the size of a negative. You could just do a contact print from a full size transparency.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    I think some pro labs may have printers that output to film for making prints. Don't know much about it other than it's HQ - and I heard about it some years back. Probably expensive but may be worth checking out.
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Yeah, there are devices that will expose a digital file onto 120/220 size film.

    If you are making the transparencies yourself I second Orie, make them full size and do contact prints.
     
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    My question is, why not just take film in the first place? If you already have processing equipment, I can't see what the advantage would be of doing it this way. Are you going for a particular look?
     
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    ram0135 TPF Noob!

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    Yes I am going for a particular artistic effect, of printing digital images which may look weird or altered and printing them.
     
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    I wonder if youd lose any of the elements of the photo through all of the translations from digital to darkroom.
     

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