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Hi, Group, I need help with a color crossover problem that is driving me nuts. I get negatives from a photographer who shoots indoor hockey arenas with a Linhof Panorama camera. He furnishes a photo print with the negative, which has fairly good color. The print is usually about 5 CC red. but it does not have any odd color problems. No apparent color crossovers. When scanned into photoshop, it appears that the arenas have about 4 different colored lighting sources. Some shadows are neutral, some are red. Some ice has neutral white highlights with cyan shadows and red midtones or vice versa. Gray concrete can be reddish, sliding into neutrality and the other side can be cyanish, or even yellow. I scan in 48 bit at 1200 DPI. These pictures take more than an hour just to color correct all the many different lighting sources that appear to be lighting the arenas. This is happening on three different arenas, the same exact problems. When I do an outdoor shot, it scans perfectly and prints the same as the original, no problems at all, so I don't think it is the scanner, camera, printer, or monitor.The current arena in question is a brand new world class arena with professional lighting all around. The question is, If the Photographic prints do not show any variation in lighting, why should a scan when placed in photoshop? The Scanner, Monitor and Printer are properly profiled, and once I get the print on screen properly color corrected, the print does match the monitor. Any one have any thoughts? Thanks! Setting a white, black, or gray point with the levels or curves eyedropper does NOT fix this problem. It corrects the image only where it is clicked, and all other areas are off. The Photographer used Kodak Portra 800 film, I'm using Adobe Workspace, and MIS Archival Pigment color inks. Is it actually possible that these arenas are using 3 or 4 different types of lighting? And if they are, why doesn't it show up on photographic prints? Anybody know of a film that may be better for this use? He absolutely needs 800 ISO, and could really use 1600! Jerry - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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