Dust & Hairs on Negatives

Ian-Barber

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After scanning the negative to arrive at a positive image, would black dust/hairs indicate these were present before the developing stage and white marks indicate dust/hairs present during developing stage.
 

Ian Grant

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Yes.

There's a reason why John Blakemore always wears a smock which doesn't shed fibres :D

Ian
 

David M

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A lightweight rubberised fabric apron and blast everything with canned air all the time.
And the spot healing brush. Birds can look like dust.
 

Ian-Barber

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would black dust/hairs indicate these were present before the developing stage or after
 

martin henson

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Been there, done it, much prefers healing brush ;), having said that I sometimes have to retouch with my one haired brush after inkjet printouts
 
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