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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

This is the placeholder for responses to the "beat Adobe's automatic CA removal process" post on the front page.

Please try a few images with CA problem through the new process and if you manage to beat it, please try and post before/after type shots of the image.

Alternatively, if you get amazing results with the new process, please post those too!

Lastly, if you can beat it :); please admit defeat below too!

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:07 PM

I'm first!

I've failed-I can't beat it!

I'll keep trying though :)

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 06:33 PM

I brought this up on the Adobe Forums a few days ago. The issue is with older lenses, where Adobe has not developed a profile, like the Nikon Micro D 105 and 60mm. I was able to develop a preset that worked really well in LR 1, 2 and 3. Because the sliders are different in LR4, your old presets may not give you the effect that you had in LR3. I found remaining fringing on the corners with the Auto correction. I'll see if I can post an example for you. The defringe doesn't help. Someone suggested using the new Moire adjustment brush...didn't work either.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

O.K.,
Here is where my old settings beat LR4. Here is the photo that I was working on. I have included a crop done with LR 3 (there are no colour adjustments done on this one, just manual CA removal) and the LR 4 version with Auto CA removal. This was shot with a Nikon 105mm D lens. You can see the blue and yellow fringing (This is with defringe on) is still present between the anemone tentacles. I am not amused. The CA correction in Photoshop is lame, and reminds me of this new Auto correction.
So, yes, I can absolutely beat this lousy Auto CA tool.

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Edited by scubamarli, 09 March 2012 - 07:05 PM.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:50 AM

OK-this sounds promising!

There is no profile for the Tokina 10-17mm on Nikon. There is a user generated profile for the lens with Canon

I'm going to go back and have another peak at images with that lens.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

wow, i have never tried to use the chromatic aberration tool... now it has its own thread! :)

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:39 AM

I made a try yesterday with a recent picture of a Diadem Sea urchin taken with my G12 and LR4.
The new automatic function eliminated the slight blue borders without moving any slider and
i felt surprised about the quality and accuracy the borders where eliminated.
I will redo a test with another more extreme picture and post the results.
Chris

Update:
I tried a older picture of a sea urchin taken with my old Fuji E900 and bad CA on the white spines. The automatic function of LR4 worked not really good and eliminated about 30% of the whole blue fringe. This frustrating result may drive that there is no lens profile for the Fuji E900 camera.
Unfortunately i erased the LightRoom3 installation and installation program and to download it again bit approx. 500kb/sec here in Costa Rica would take a absurd amount of time.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:57 PM

I thought I would post another horrific "Auto Chromatic Aberration" job. This is a more typical shot that requires manual tweaking due to the highly reflective particles of sand near the corners. The result is simply unacceptable. Compare with a manually corrected version in LR3. I hate CA more than the average photographer, so this particularly irks me. I had plug in software ten years ago (called Flo's Undistort) that did a better job, but it won't run in today's 64 bit environment.

By the way, Defringe is turned on in the LR4 version, not in the LR3 version. I am just so not amused by this.

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