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Old Feb 16, 2010, 2:06 PM   #71
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I increased the strength a bit in 1.21 so you might need to use a lower setting than before. This is the swimming baths picture which I think looks reasonably natural in 1.21 on Normal,Quality,Segmented:

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 2:19 PM   #72
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Thanks Ordo,

to my eyes, I think 1.21 is a little better than 1.15 which just slightly overcooked it for my tastes. The segmentation doesn't really make much difference to that picture because the various elements aren't broken up. What it does is to 'connect' parts that aren't actually connected in the picture but should be. So for example, the bits of sky between tree branches, the gaps between the spider's legs and so on. This slightly lessens the HDR effect as well but not by much. It also really helps the faces in the one above because it treats all of the skin together instead of as separate bits.
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 3:10 PM   #73
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Anyway, at this point the program is useful for (lazy) people like me, without a bunch of equipment and exotic software. It reveals nice details:

Kids on window (you can even see a painting hanging on the wall):

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Old Feb 19, 2010, 1:23 PM   #74
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I continue to do some experimentation Martin. It works!
Extreme noise must be atributed to the tiny sensor of the Lumix ZS3 and the almost night shot. Nice results at the end.

Original -2 EV:



Processed Hard, High Quality:



Original 0 EV:



Processed Hard, High Quality:


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Old Feb 19, 2010, 7:25 PM   #75
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Here's a big version of the last pick. That's much more than what my camera shows and 'almost' exactly what I see. You did a great job Martin.

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Now I gotta ask. Whats the secret to being able to post such a nice large shot? There are a lot of truly great shots which would have benefited from a size as this instead of the postage size that they were posted as.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 7:26 AM   #77
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Just to see the details Martin's program can bring, Bynx. But I agree that horizontal scrolling is pitiful.
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Hi Ordo! Hey, this photo is great! It fills up my 22" 3000:1 screen yet looks so sharp. May I ask, what camera and settings did you use. All the best there in Argentina.

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Hello Eetu: the pick is nothing special (kind of an awful urban landscape) but I apreciate your good will.

3648 x 2736 -1/100- f/3.3-ISO 125- EV 0.

But the intent was to show what a pseudo hdr program can do with a $250 point and shot pick that would usually be destined to the trash.

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¿Qué tal, Ordo? Wow, a point and shoot and a pseudo hdr programme... You've done a good job.

Cariñosos saludos, Ned
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