Scans of Older Kodacolor Negatives Result in Dark Images

You scan a well-preserved Kodacolor X negative expecting

Lower Manhattan with ROC

but get

Lower Manhattan without ROC

Remedy:  Use digital ROC even though the dye layers have not deteriorated.

Comment: In the '80s Kodak switched to a denser mask for Kodacolor.  Not surprisingly, NikonScan seems to be optimized to handle the current denser mask.  If you're not using NikonScan,  Digital ROC, a filter which corrects strong color casts and faded dyes, and Digital SHO, which is for exposure correction, are available as Photoshop plug-ins: .

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