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  The Complete Computer Model of the dryside in any lab
comes with built-in Expert Knowledge.
The Features:
What
AnotherLAB
is all about
 


There were two ways to the Perfect Photographic Print:

  1. The Spontaneous Style with no special measuring equipment. Only Pure Experience and lots of patience and paper.
  2. The Electronic Avenue with lots of electronic equipment and calibrations.

The myths on
Color vs. Black-and-White Printing

AnotherLAB takes another and completely new road:

A Complete Computer Model of the dryside in any lab with built-in Expert Knowledge.
Introducing the first Darkroom Expert System, it opens new and exciting possibilities:

  • AnotherLAB stresses manual control of each print combined with automatic computing of the necessary physical parameters.
  • AnotherLAB is designed for creative custom color printing. As such it lets you stay in control. As such it allows you to let your own eyes be the best guide to any perfect print.
  • Through the entirely new concept of Print Styles it opens new creative possibilities: Any discovered special effect may be stored and repeated with any equipment, with any paper.
  • An automatically updated Image- and Print-Database is unique to this approach. Add dynamically linked Business Clients and the program is unbeatable for any professional lab.
  • For anything but mass-produced prints, AnotherLAB offers distinct advantages. Some of which are unique to this approach.
  • And, unnecessary to say, it works with both Positive and Negative printing.


Basic features Of AnotherLAB:

  • When set up, the program represents a complete computer model of the dry-side of your lab. All enlargers, optics, films, paper types, and paper batches are represented as objects. They are easily described through a set of very visual dialogs.
  • All exposure and color calculations are computer based, giving a first-time hit rate of more than nine times out of ten.
  • General- and Color specific reciprocity are corrected for.
  • AnotherLAB is fast: The program will propose all parameters with just two clicks on your mouse. Change any parameter and you have a new filter-aperture-time combination immediately.
  • All print data are Device-Independent: They are automatically transferred to any enlarger-, lens-, or paper-combination. Any print may be repeated or used as a model on any equipment at any time.
  • Special Print-types that require special exposure-, and/or color corrections are easily solved through Print Styles.
  • These Print Styles - similar to style-sheets in professional word processors - make it very easy to build your own print model library, acting as models for any new print. •All previous prints may be stored in a print database for later retrieval and printing. •The Prints may be linked to Business clients and Image Indexes to speed up and simplify the access.
  • The program may act as a self-learning Expert System: AnotherLAB calculates the mean exposure for any papertype, for any printstyle. With increasing print numbers this guarantees an ever-increasing first-time hit-rate.
  • AnotherLAB keeps track of your paper stock and sounds appropriate warnings at your own preset levels.
  • For work in the dark, AnotherLAB features a special customized DarkScreen. Also, mouse-operation is indispensable in a Dark room.
  • Great emphasis has been attached to ease of learning and use. AnotherLAB runs under Microsoft Windows with one of the most comprehensive and well illustrated Help Systems on the market.
The History of
AnotherLAB
The techniques and formulas embedded in this program have been heavily tested out in practical photographic lab work for more than 10 years: AnotherLAB Works. AnotherLAB is aimed at serious printers/photographers making custom-order prints.
For these people the program will yield:

BETTER PRINTS

HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY

LESS WASTE

MORE FUN

MORE MONEY

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