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Unable to scan b/w neg's correctly using Digital ICE

I am unable to scan black/white negatives correctly using Digital ICE.
Any C-41 Neg's work great, but when using older b/w neg's (ie: Koday Tri-X), the finished scan comes out looking like a bad xerox copy.

When I uncheck the Digital ICE, scan looks fine...except all the dust & scratches really stand out. which leaves a lot of wasted time trying to correct in Photoshop.

Any tricks to scan b/w neg's with Digital ICE???

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  • burkie6 May 09, 2009

    I just realize that I have the same problem using Nikon Coolscan V ED: gray shades are not shown properly, and it looks like a hard B+W copy. Naturally have to mention, that I used all B+W adjustments available, but useless. Any advice available?

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Unfortunately, you cannot use Digital ICE on B&W films due to silver particles contained within the film. The Digital ICE future only works with C-41 (negatives) and E-6 (slides) processed films, but not B&W films.

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