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Old Mar 22, 2006, 9:36 PM   #1
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I took this during a high school basketball game in a poorly lit gym. I like the picture, but the quality leaves a lot to be desired. I'm hoping it can be adjusted so that it would be worth printing.
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Old Mar 22, 2006, 10:41 PM   #2
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Here it is with some levels adjustment, contrast adjustment and little unsharp mask. But it is pretty low resolution to begin with.


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Old Mar 23, 2006, 8:01 AM   #3
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There is a bit of noise in the shadows, which show up quite strongly when adjusting the lighting, so I gave it a pass with Picture Cooler as first step. Also used PC to adjust color balance. Imported to Photoimpact and created as HDR using the D70 profile. Adjusted saturation down a bit.

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Old Mar 24, 2006, 8:10 PM   #4
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Wow, nice job. I'll have to see if I can duplicate your efforts and try a print. Thanks, folks.
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Old Mar 27, 2006, 4:06 AM   #5
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Went into Google's Picasa, "I'm Feeling Lucky", messed around in tuning, straightened, and then sharpened... I don't know how this will stack up to the others. Best I can do with this quality. I would run a noise-reduction on this before you do other PP, especially before you do a sharpen.
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With this kind of edit watch for blowing out highlights. This was done trating shadows and highlights as different edits and then merged back together. So on the highlight edit don't worry about all the dark shadows as you will mask that layer to only reveal the uniforms (white) and then the shadow one similar don't worry with the blown whites. I also manually edited a few highlights and adjusted the saturated yellow although with out seeing the hall/floor for real it may actually be that yellow.
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Old Jul 4, 2006, 5:06 AM   #7
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brigthened up with curve, and did a cmyk value color correction to improve the skintone.
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