Toning before fixing might help preserve the delicate tones on the exposed paper. GOld toner is a classic for toning, I had good luck with platinum toner as well. The print is placed in a toner first and then fixed after toning.
Scanning of freshly exposed prints was not a problem on my scanner, I did not notice any change before and after scanning. My prints were classical botanicals exposed in full sun.
Here are some examples
Let us know what works. I found these very long exposures fascinating.
> Date: Wed, 6 May 2009 14:06:06 -0400
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> Just completed a 90 day pinhole exposure on gelatin silver paper. Chromoscedasic print. The image looks good, but do I fix this? Maybe some thiosulfate? Or should I leave it? My plan is to scan it but will the light in the scanner affect the image?
> Scott B. Weber
> Associate Professor of Photography
> Department of Fine Arts
> Barry University
> Miami Shores, Florida
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