Hello, I'm using hybrid workflow, where all pictures (digital, b&w scans, chrome scans and c-41 scans) end up in Lightroom. It works for me, however, scanning the c-41 negatives is painful process. There are plenty of guides regarding this problem, but they require a great deal of work either with scanning software or Photoshop. And in case of new Kodak Ektar, using the Photoshop is actually the only option. So, I've wrote a small script, which allows me to skip the Photoshop (yes! yes! yes!) and import converted images to the Lightroom. Moreover the scanner configuration is not altered. Once you calibrate the scanner to scan the chromes, you can use this configuration to scan all kinds of film. The only difference between negative and positive film is the use of this script to invert the image. This speeds things up and makes more time for taking the photos How to use it? First, you need to scan negative as 16 bit linear positive (48bit HDR in SilverFast terminology). There MUST be no correction made by the scanner software. It is very important to make sure, that the scanned negative contains some orange mask. The second requirement is to avoid at all cost the black pixels from the holder (sorry, no more cute black borders around the image). You also need the ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org/ ) software suite, which is available free of charge for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Of course, use the Q16 version, not Q8. The script is not very fast, on the 3 GHz machine the 115 MB tif file is converted in about 70 seconds, which is still faster comparing to the Photoshop method. Example 1: negfix7 image1.tif this converts linear scan from image1.tif file and creates positive image in P_image1.tif file. Example 2: negfix7 image1.tif image1.jpg this converts linear scan from image1.tif file and creates positive image in image1.jpg file. Example 3 - converting multiple files at once: Windows: FOR %i IN (*.tif) DO negfix7 %i UNIX: for i in *.tif; do ./negfix7 "$i"; done Please, give it a try and let me know if it works for you. The script can be downloaded here: http://jaz99.osiedlowa.pl/negfix/negfix7_1.0.zip The zip file contains the script in 2 versions: * negfix7 (tested on Linux with ImageMagick-6.5.1-0-Q16, should work on Mac) * negfix7.cmd (tested on Windows XP with ImageMagick-6.5.8-7-Q16, should work on Vista and W7) I have attached example image below (Kodak Gold 100 GA-7). No postprocessing at all. You can find more examples here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaz99/tags/negfix7/ Merry Christmas!