Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/12

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Trying to improve my scans
From: Paul Chefurka <>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:14:58 -0800

The first thing people need to find out is that Brightness/Contrast are destructive controls, and should never be used.  The second is that Adjustment Layers are Adobe's greatest gift to photographers.

You have a technique for controlling upper and lower tones without using Curves?  I'd love to hear about it.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Tim Spragens []
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 12:36 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Trying to improve my scans

On 11 Mar 2001, at 20:04, Steve LeHuray wrote:

> I played with the 'levels' then the 'brightness/contrast' Any
> suggestions
> are welcome.

Agreed, it is much better. I'd suggest staying away from 
brightness/contrast, nothing there you can't do in levels. If you can't 
get what you want moving the middle grey pointer, I've got a 
technique that gives more control over upper and lower tones. Let 
me know and I'll write it up.

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