I am about to embark on a new project: I have lots of 35mm color negatives (mainly Kodak VR200 and VR400) that I want to scan and convert. The basic technique is this: using a dSLR with good quality macro lens and a flash unit to obtain the scans. But then, I need to invert the negatives and remove the orange mask to get a ‘normal’ photo.
Is there a documented method to do this in Acorn of Retrobatch? There is dedicated software available (Negative Lab Pro), but only as a plugin for Lightroom, which I would like to avoid.