Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2019/03/04

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Subject: [Leica] IMG: B&W Images
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2019 17:26:48 -0600

On Mon, 4 Mar 2019 Jim Nichols <jhnichols at>wrote:

>After reading Tina and Lluis' discussion of B&W image processing, I
>pulled up one of my first and favorite Leica images and reprocessed it.?
>This was camera shop processing, from 1952, and had some scratches and
>flaws.? I used Neat Image to clean it up without losing detail, Focus
>Magic Level 1 to sharpen slightly, Photoshop tools to remove some
>imperfections, and then Silver Efex Pro 2.0 for final adjustments.

>You are both right.? The tools available for B&W are very limited when
>compared to color images.

>This is my favorite shot of my late wife, at age 20, in 1952.


>Leica IIIa, Coated Elmar 50/3.5, Kodak Plus-X

>Jim Nichols
>Tullahoma, TN USA
Looks very nice.  Thee tones are great, and of course it's a fine portrait.

Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Photo Services
UPAA Photographer of the Year 1978
UPAA Master of the Profession 2014
amr3 at

"All the technique in the world doesn't compensate
 for an inability to notice. " - Elliott Erwitt

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