I just finished a time consuming project. I retrievd Pentax 645 color negatives shot in 2003. They are of "the causeway shack", an iconic structure on the way to Long Beach Island. The negs had nice forgrounds but rather blank skys, so I never printed them (I had a darkroom). Well the shack, after around 75 years, fell down, and my old images have value. I scanned the film at 4000 ppi, and combined them with skies taken with a Pentax 645D. My problem is I combined the images, then spent a ton of hours blending sky and forground. I use PK Sharpener 2 and I SHOULD have capture sharpend the film and digital separtely, but i didn't (DUHH!). When I go to use Capture Sharpener on the combined image, film (35mm pos/neg/645 pos/neg) capture options do not show up, as the program reads EXIF (sky portion) and thinks it is a digital capture. I contacted PK tech assistance. Their advice was to apply a light FILM capture sharpen. To do this I must REMOVE all EXIF. HELP!! I'm 74 years old, and obviously still learning. The most important part is the film forground, because if the sky background is a little soft, it won't be a game changer. All comments/advice/suggestions are most welcome. My usuall work flow is Capture sharpen, final size then PK output sharpen. This file is wonderfully big and detailed and will go 24"x32" at 240 dpi without up ressing. Thanks in advance!
Beach Haven, NJ