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Old Nov 4, 2008, 1:01 AM   #1
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This was not done on purpose. Ihadn't usedmy ZD 70-300mm with my E520 yetso I decided to take some pictures of a few flowers in my backyard right after the first big rainstorm of the season. I did not realize Ihad the camera set to ISO 800 until I uploaded the images to my computer. I ran the images through Neatimage and was pleased with the results. What do you think?
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Yourshots even @ iso 800 did justice to these beautiful flowers with droplets, rendering their appealing colours and fine detail Btw, I found the food market (in your garden?)quite sympathic : )

That anti-noisesoftware is great indeed! Funny, I remember the firsttimean image of yours was appliedNeat Image, and it was a red flower!
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good morning Tullio,

Impressive results!Flowers always look more impressive with rain drops.

I would be interested in seeing what the same images looked like prior to running them thru NeatImage.

Do you recall what you're picture mode, contrast, saturation settings were?

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Thanks, Bahadir and Zig for your comments.

Bahadir, you have a great memory. Indeed, you were the one who introduced me to Neatimage a few years back and yes, a red flower was the first picture I ran through it. I don't use it that often because I find it very intrusive. It can smudge/smear the image quite a bit if one is not careful. Nevertheless, it is a handy tool to clean up noise.

Zig, the camera settings were:

Sharpeness = +2
Saturation = 0
Contrast = +2

Pict mode = NATURAL
NF = LOW

I will post a couple of images w/o PP when I get home tonight.

There is an excellent (free) EXIF tool program called ExifTool. It was written for the Olympus cameras (although it works very well with other camera brands). It requires a GUI interface to make it work not in command mode but that's free also. The nice thing about this programs is that it will give you not only the external the EXIF data information but the internal as well. For instance, on the E520 in MUTED mode, the internal (default) values are: sharpeness (1), contrast (0) and saturation (1). So, if you change sharpeness to +2, you are actually getting a total of 3, so on and so forth. This is very handy to know when you are trying to determine the best settings in each mode. Most EXIF programs will say SOFT, STANDARD or HARD w/o telling how SOFT is SOFT or how HARD is HARD (i.e. -1, +2, ...).

If you are interested, here are the liknks where you can download these programs from. The instructions are on the site. Let me know if you have problems getting them to work.

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

http://freeweb.siol.net/hrastni3/fot...xiftoolgui.htm
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