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Old Apr 28, 2005, 7:28 PM   #1
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Hello to everyone. I am not a professional photographer but I love taking photos.

This is my first time using this forum to ask a question. I have a 20D Canon

with the kit 17 to 85 lense. I hope the attached photo comes thru ok because

my question is about how to take these closeups and make the lines straight.

Will the tilt-shift lense correct this problem? I have never seen any photos

taken with a tilt-shift lense. Thanks for any information on this. I love reading

all the questions and answers in this forum and Steve's Digacams is my favorite

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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Most of the major camera makers, including Canon, make a tilt and shift lens but they are very expensive for anyone but a pro who really needs one in his work. Your photo could be corrected easily in photoshop using the crop with perspective control function. You would lose a small part along each side of the pic.

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 1:00 PM   #3
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A shift lens will do what you want. This is what PhotoShop can do with your sample.

You may need to stand further back and get in more background to get the end result you want.


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Old Apr 29, 2005, 1:27 PM   #4
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Thank you carrollhale and nagasaki for setting me in the right direction. I am just learning the photoshop program which came with the camera. It is elements 2.0. It amazes me what can be done with this software. Attached is my effort at correcting and it came out pretty well. I see that, as you said carrollhale, some of the picture is lost but now that I know how to correct it I'll make allowances if possible when I take the picture. It certainly is within my budget instead of buying a tilt-shift lense. I would still be interested in seeing the difference the tilt-shift makes. Thank you again to all.Oh ya, one more question. Where on the picture or page do you find the exif info and did it appear on my pictures?






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Old Apr 29, 2005, 1:30 PM   #5
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The new PS-CS2 has even more perspective control and vanishing point capabilities :!:
As well as a built in image cleanup and noise removal, and new smart sharpening tool. UGH I can't wait till my copy arrives :idea::idea::idea:

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The new PS-CS2 has even more perspective control and vanishing point capabilities :!:
As well as a built in image cleanup and noise removal, and new smart sharpening tool. UGH I can't wait till my copy arrives :idea::idea::idea:

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Is PS-CS2 being shipped yet?
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Old Apr 29, 2005, 4:54 PM   #7
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Yes, apparently, it is avaliable in Canada at least.

Vistek has it http://www.vistek.ca/details/detail_...cs=N&Box=N .

Though the big chain stores like FutureShop/BestBbuy and Staples are still pushing the original PS CS and claim toknow nothing about the new release.

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Old Apr 29, 2005, 10:33 PM   #8
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Jughead, The following is the Exif Info from your image using Exif Reader, a free program, http://www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/minisoft/exifread/english/

Filename : Perspective.jpg (name I gave the file)
JFIF_APP1 : Exif
Main Information
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 20D
DateTime : 2005:04:23 14:57:13
Sub Information
ISOSpeedRatings : 1600
ExifVersion : 0220
DateTimeOriginal : 2005:04:23 14:57:13
DateTimeDigitized : 2005:04:23 14:57:13
ShutterSpeedValue : 1/250Sec
ApertureValue : F11.0
ExposureBiasValue : EV0.0
FocalLength : 17.00(mm)
UserComment :
ExifImageWidth : 700
ExifImageHeight : 1051
Vendor Original Information
MacroMode : Off
Self-timer : Off
Quality : Unknown (32771)
FlashMode : Off
Drive Mode : Continuous
Focus Mode : AI Focus
ImageSize : Large
Easy shooting mode : Manual
Contrast : +1
Saturation : +1
Sharpness : +1
MeteringMode : Evaluative
ExposureProgram : Program Normal
Focal length of lens : 17-85(mm)
Photo Effect : Off
Color Tone : Normal
White Balance : Auto
Sequence number(Continuous mode) : 0
Flash bias : 0 EV
Image type : CanonEOS20D
Firmware version : FirmwareVersion00.00
Image Number : 0
Owner name : unknown(
Serial number : 2AF0-58100
CustomFunctions :
Fn1.NoiseReduction : Off
Fn2.Shutter/AE-lock buttons : AF/AE lock
Fn3.Mirror lookup : Disable
Fn4.Tv/Av and exposure level : 1/2EV
Fn5.AF-assist light : On(Auto)
Fn6.Shutter speed in Av mode : Auto
Fn7.AEB sequence/auto cancellation : 0,-,+/Disabled
Fn8.Shutter curtain sync : 1st-curtain sync
Fn9.Lens AF stop button Fn. Switch : AF stop
Fn10.Auto reduction of fill flash : On
Fn11.Menu button return position : Top
Fn12.SET button func. when shooting : Not assigned
Fn13.Sensor cleaning : Off
Fn14.Superimposed display : On

Youshould also see your Exif in Elements, at least you can in version 3, can't remember about 2. Go to File/Browse Folders or Window/File Browser or press Shift +Ctrl + O Any of these will bring up the file browser.
Locate the file you want, click once on it then you can view all the information in the bottom left panel. You should also be able to change what is shown in terms of more or less information. You should find everything you need there, but with the free program above you can view Exif without opening Elements each timewhen you don't plan on any editing.

Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 30, 2005, 5:49 PM   #9
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Hey stevekin thanks for the exif info. I downloaded the program and it works just fine. All of my questions concerning perspective and distortion have been answered as well. I have many more questions to ask but I have enough to keep me busy for quite a while.
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Jughead, since pointing you to ExifReader I have now discovered another very good free program, courtesy of JimC, who provided the link and recommendation to iEXIF. Find it here, http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/ Once installed you can right click on any image, including pics posted in forums without the need to save the image to your hard drive, and you will have the option to view the Exif.It's very good, have a look.

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