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When most people say "print film" they mean negative films used to create prints. Royal Gold is most definitely a color print film. Kodak provides its definitions below: Here is a quote from Kodak on web page: http://www.kodak.com/US/en/consumer/pictureTaking/choosingFilms/chosFi l2.shtml "There are a lot of different Kodak color films to choose from, but all of them fall into one of two categories: color slide films (also called transparency or reversal films) and color print (or negative) films. Color slide films are direct positive films; that is, the film that goes in your camera and the slides you get back are the same film. With color print films, the film that goes in your camera is processed to a negative that the processing lab enlarges into color prints. " I have some Photo CD scans from Provia and Royal Gold 100. These are both high contrast films but I believe the Provia is higher contrast. This results in lost shadow detail for a normally exposed frame. Additionally the operator of the scanner may have some discretion in how a frame is scanned. I have one slide in particular on Provia which looks beautiful as a slide but the scan definitely lost detail a sopt or two in the darker areas. I suspect that scanners may have some difficulty in distinguishing tones in the darker areas. This would make shadows more difficult to scan on slide and highlight more difficult to scan for prints if this is true. email@example.com - -----Original Message----- From: Five Senses Productions <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Leikon35 <Leikon35@aol.com> Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sunday, March 29, 1998 7:19 PM Subject: [Leica] Re: Slide vs.Print film for Scanning >I don't understand your response...... > >Which Kodak print film are you referring to? I am concerned with >Royal Gold 25 through 200. Are you saying these films are made >exclusively for duplicating to slides? Then why are they targeted >at the general market?