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I have some Kodak Gold negatives that I want to scan, then develop in Affinity Photo. Is there any point in scanning these negatives so I can open them as 32-bit ROMM-RGB files? (My scanner is capable of producing 48-bit DNG files.) i.e. Would I get any more detail from such a file than from a 16-bit TIFF scan? In other words, I'm not sure how much dynamic range is in a colour negative.

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As @v_kyr said, its  hardware that counts. You really  need  dedicated film scanner to get the quality you obviously want. If you have a film scanner then VueScan will do what you want (and more cheaply than SilverFast). I do not know if a 48-bit scan will give you any detectable improvement on a 16-bit scan. Those I have done show no obvious improvemnt. It will also very much depend on the quality of your negatives. You will have to try it yourself with your own film.

John 

Windows 10, Affinity Photo 1.9.2 Designer 1.9.2 and Publisher 1.9.2 (mainly Photo), now ex-Adobe CC

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