This #tbt is a bit different. I saw on the internet the other day, an easy way to view negatives… and I have a lot of old negatives!
Using a light table, which I have, thanks to my friend, J., simply place the negatives on the light table.
If you have an iPad, it has a cool little feature under Accessibility tab that inverses everything. Open up the camera app, and you can look at the screen, and a negative of a negative is a positive! All of the photos now look normal.
Of course, I wanted to save all the photos now, so I simply pushed the button to take a photo. Unfortunately, that didn’t work. What the camera saw, was not what was on the screen. Hmmmm. Ok, if it was on the screen, maybe I could take a screen shot? No, that didn’t work either! Somehow, there had to be a way…
Remember when you first got an iPad and you played with Photobooth, that fun little app that did funny things to your photos? Well, it has an X-ray option. I used that, and, voila!
So, to recap… place your negative on the light table, use an X-ray photo app, and take a pic of that old negative! Just like that, old cowboys appear… ready to ride off and gather cattle for branding.