[A lith print is a photographic printing process that uses standard black-and-white photographic paper with lithographic developer (often heavily diluted standard developer) to produce a print with dark shadows and soft, bright highlights. Tones, colors, and subtle hues different from standard black-and-white print can be achieved.]
Digital Lith tries to simulate this process by using a digital photograph and manipulate it so that it looks similar to the ‘real’ Lith Print. Most people never heard of Lith because it’s such a very special process and there’s not much software around to simulate it. Of course you can always go into photoshop and try yourself. And you might even get some results. But there is a far better way to do it. Rüdiger Stobbe, a fellow photographer and software engineer, developed such a program. Which, I can tell you, is not an easy task. And not only does this program run on all major OS’s, it is also for free. Digital Lith Processing, that is the name of the program, can be downloaded at http://dlp.zonev.de.