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Wed, Oct 2, 2013 2:21 PM



Camera Raw: Possibility to invert image for handling film negatives.

It would be great with an "Invert"-button/command in Camera Raw, when working with reproducing negatives, (shot by camera instead of scanned) otherwise you have to do more of the correction/editing in Photoshop.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Lightroom/Camera Raw: Ability to invert negative scans to positives (color and black-and-white)


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629 Messages


11.5K Points

7 years ago

You can do this with the Point Curve. The idea is to flip it around. Normally, there are two points, one in the bottom-left, and the other in the top-right. Drag the first one to the top-left, and the other to the bottom-right.

Now, due to the way ACR works, if you try to return to the Basic panel to do some work, things will feel "backwards" or operating in "reverse" of the way you expect (e.g., dragging Exposure to the right will make things darker, instead of the usual brighter).

However, my suggestion at this point is simply to take the image into Ps and apply Camera Raw as a Filter, which would let you resume doing your normal ACR adjustments after turning the image into a positive.