A few weeks ago I started digitizing my old analog slides using a projector and a SONY NEX. Overall I am quite satisfied with the capturing process. For processing I am using darktable. My workflow is to pick out one “average” image and do all the processing there (mirror, rotate, crop, noise reduction, local contrast).
And then I am copying this style to all other slides of the “capturing session” (on one evening I am doing 300-500 slides). But somehow I do not manage to get an automatic exposure and most of the slides are good, but some of them bad. I do not have the time to process every slide separately so I am looking for some miracle style turning all of them into great pictures - that’s where I would really appreciate help.
Here some additional observations:
- I have a minimal style mirror_rotate (turning slides from upside down to normality) - works great
- I disable “base curve” (as the analog film already has a “base curve”)
But when I try around to get best processing and copy results to other images the processing stack gets larger and larger (with every try ).
So I would be happy also on advice on (darktable):
- how to reset processing stack to “zero”
- how to replay current processing steps with those from style (or is this done automatically).
I know Loads of questions. As a small thank you I could contribute my setup for efficiently capture “all them slides” (i.e. provide a link to my youtube video) if anyone interested.
Thanks in advance!
Here some examples of processed images - all same style applied: