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Old Sep 26, 2013, 11:49 PM   #11
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I guess I am barking up the wrong tree. I don't have and never will have a CS program. PE10 is intimidating enough for me. I need to get on my horse and get a book on PE10, like PE10 for dummies if they make such a thing.
Don't worry James. All I use are freebie programs. I don't do a lot of PP.
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Don't worry James. All I use are freebie programs. I don't do a lot of PP.
Thanks Steve,

When I had my Canon 40D I downloaded the Canon Digital Photo Professional (DPP) and I got pretty good with it. Problem is that it will not recognize Oly RAW files so I cannot use it. The Olympus editing software doesn't do much for me as in ease of use. I best decide on which software I am going to use and get proficient at it. It doesn't help matters when I go between Olympus, PE10, Picassa, MS Photo Gallery, etc. Got to stick with one although I do use Picassa for sending photos as it is very easy to do without having to resize, etc, etc.
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Hi James: I am very satisfied with the way that Olympus does JPEG, so I seldom shoot in RAW. There are two freebie programs that I am now using. One is the free version of PhotoFiltre 7. http://www.photofiltre-studio.com/pf7-en.htm

The other one I also use is Paint.net http://www.getpaint.net/index.html
Paint.net has a highly adjustable noise reduction that works well when needed.
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James, life was so much easier when we were shooting 'chromes and popping them in a projector! Now that we pixel peep, we all have the software to perform magic, though each program has its quirks. I think you need to stick with your advice and just concentrate on one program.
Must admit I lean towards Steven's point of being satisfied with the OLY jpeg. 7 times out of 10 Oly's image beats what I try. It is only when I need to hold back highlights, or open up the shadows, or adjust white balance, or change the contrast curve, or adjust the layers for effects... Okay, I play a lot, maybe not better but it sure beats what I used to do in the darkroom
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Drew
"One other random shot with probably a bit too much vibrance added in."
In the lake shot? On the contrary, I'd say you have it bang on. That is a nice scene, and with the way that maple is turning, I'd be heading to that spot a lot over the coming weeks
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Greg, thanks for the info. I don't mind paying the 10 bucks, and I'll see where it gets me before I ask you about the little details you add in later.

Thanks to the others for the compliments. I just got back from Rhode Island where I did some fishing at a bachelor party. Newport is pretty amazing:





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And another fall shot from near my house:

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Drew, I had to do a double take on the bridge photo, is very similar to the Mackinac Bridge here in Michigan.

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This pictures is beautiful..!!!

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Indeed. Really well done.
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