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Bentoni

Member Since 21 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 01 2014 08:35 PM
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In Topic: Stitching images

03 December 2013 - 11:09 AM

Hello Triggerfish,

 

I have used PTGUI with great results. It can be used to do the type of multi-photo panoramas such as your example. I use it to make 360 degree 'Virtual Reality' panoramas of topside spaces. For your application it is simple and automated. It can stitch together multiple (even handheld) images into one with ease. It also allows you to fine tune the result manually if needed. Here is a link to their website:

 

http://www.ptgui.com/

 

 Here is also a link to a website that contains a wealth of information about creating panoramas of all types:

 

http://wiki.panotools.org/Main_Page

 

I hope this helps,

 

Randall


In Topic: Processing ambient light images - Color Balance question

20 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

Steve,

 

I like all these suggestions. The beauty of Photoshop is that there are so many ways to skin a cat. I find that the simpler your corrections are, the more natural the results seem to look. (just my humble opinion) Anyway, I took a shot at your sample image, and have posted it below. I used the 'Hue, Saturation, Brightness' tool and with just the CYAN channel selected, I dragged the Saturation slider all the way to the left. Then I bumped up the 'MASTER' saturation about 15%. That's it. The manta is contaminated by CYAN, so by taking it out, your subject looks neutral, and the deep pure blue background will remain almost unchanged. This should work on most images, but the specific color of the background water can sometimes contain enough CYAN that you may need to tweek the results a little more than this. Or you can paint the original color back into the background with the 'History Brush' I hope this helps you.

 

Attached File  Isla Mujeres-5366_show.jpg   55.98KB   65 downloads

 

 

Attached File  Isla Mujeres-5366_show 2.jpg   84.63KB   91 downloads


In Topic: Photoshop question ; saving images through PS

18 June 2013 - 03:17 PM

Max,

 

How, exactly, are you saving the photoshop file? As a .psd? When you try to reopen it with photoshop, what happens?


In Topic: Framing for a show...

08 June 2013 - 05:09 PM

For whatever it's worth, I agree with bvanant. With the photo exhibits I've seen it appears that the 'standard' style is to sign the matte in pencil with numbering for limited editions if you are doing that. But in my opinion, a title seems a bit pretentious for a photograph. To my mind, a title implies that the artist had a statement to make, and created the art to fit it. The genesis of photographs is usually the opposite. I guess I liken titles to nicknames: (if I may borrow from Jim Rome) It's bad form to "self-gloss."

Of course all of this is just my opinion.

 

Randall


In Topic: iPad apps for processing?

20 March 2013 - 12:51 PM

Take a look at these two apps. Many of my workmates who use iPads heavily use PhotoGene Pro. It will work with RAW files, has most of the editing options you will likely need, allows for editing of metadata, and can then move the photo via ftp if needed. The other popular app for this purpose is Snapseed.  I hope this helps.

 

Randall