Guide


INSTALLING & UPDATING

Learn how to install and update Negative Lab Pro

MAC Installation
Windows Installation
Activating Your License
Updating Versions


SCANNING GUIDES

Learn the settings and techniques for getting the best scans to work with in Negative Lab Pro

Digital Camera Scanning
Vuescan RAW DNGs
Silverfast RAW DNGs
Basic TIFF Scans


GETTING STARTED with NLP

Learn the basics of how to use Negative Lab Pro

Preparing your Negatives for Conversion
Opening Negative Lab Pro
Convert Settings
Editing in Negative Lab Pro
TONE Settings
COLOR Settings
Sharpening
Saving Your Default Settings
Positive Copies
Workflow Tips and Tricks


WORKING WITH BATCHES

Learn how to work with batches in Negative Lab Pro to speed up your workflow and produce more consistent results.

Batch Conversions
Batch Editing
Sync Scene
Sync Settings
Unconverting


WORKING WITH BLACK & WHITE

Negative Lab Pro isn’t just for color negatives… it’s also an incredible tool for black and white film processing.

B+W Conversion
Recommended Settings
Toning Black & White


ADVANCED EMULATIONS – COMING SOON

Matching Lab Scanner References
Matching Fashion C-Prints
Matching B+W Toning


FILM METADATA GUIDE

Negative Lab Pro adds a film-centric metadata section to Lightroom. Learn it can help you better catalog, organize, and share your film shots.

Why Add Film Metadata
How to Add Film Metadata
Using Film Metadata in Lightroom
Exporting Film Metadata
Metadata Field Guide


LIGHTROOM TIPS AND TRICKS

Part of NLP’s power comes from its close integration to Lightroom. Learn how to take full advantage of this integration.

Speeding Up Lightroom
Sharpening and Noise Reduction
Non-Destructive Cropping
Texture
HSL Color Panel
Lens Correction
Guided Upright Tool
Spot Removal
Graduated Filters
Pano Merges
Enhance Details
The Book Module
Other Plugins
Positive Copy Tips and Tricks


FIXING IMAGE ISSUES

Learn how to improve your image results by fixing common issues

“My DSLR-scan has orange blobs or orange edges”
“My scans always have a blue tint”
“When Lightroom syncs my conversion to mobile or web, they get messed up”
“I’m converting a black and white photo, but it is showing up as having a tint to it, and not pure black and white”


TROUBLESHOOTING

Fixes for the most common installation and setup problems with Negative Lab Pro

“I get an ‘Unknown Developer’ message when I try to run the MAC installer”
“My shortcut key isn’t bringing up Negative Lab Pro”
“The settings in Negative Lab Pro are not updating in real time”
“I need to reinstall and I can’t find my download or license key”
“I get an error when I try to enter the license key”
“I’ve entered the license key, and it shows that it accepted the key, but it still remains in trial mode afterwards”