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Old Sep 28, 2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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FZ20, 72mm, filtered black&white (redfilter)




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Old Sep 29, 2006, 4:34 AM   #2
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Not my scene Yogibear but that is aterrific capture.

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Wonderful black and white portrait. Question: when you resize your photos for the web, how do you avoid loss of detail... Donna
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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Nice capture with great detail Yogi ! Jim
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Old Sep 29, 2006, 12:58 PM   #5
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Wonderful black and white portrait. Question: when you resize your photos for the web, how do you avoid loss of detail... Donna
I dont know about yogi but I use Irfan, a free image viewer

http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm

from there its Image/Resize, and choose one of the size options
quality is exceptional

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Old Sep 29, 2006, 11:32 PM   #6
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Nicely done.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 12:44 AM   #7
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PerrFect Picture

Reminds me of my stuff.




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Old Sep 30, 2006, 2:06 AM   #8
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Great capture Yogibear,
Being B/W emphasizes her facial expression.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 4:05 AM   #9
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Thanks all, glad you liked the jazz singer portrait!

Donna, for simple resizing I use, like Riley, the freewareIrfanview with excellent results when youapply one sharpeningto the result.

In the case of this jazzportrait, I wenth through somemore steps:

In Helicon Filter (basicallyone of the best denoisers, butit has aLOT of other features including DRI,advanced contrast- and gammacontrol and distortion suppression) Iremoveda disturbing background to the left and added some fuzzyness in that corner.

In Photophiltre (freeware) I applied one Reinforceto the saved TIFF. Basically, it draws aone pxl black line aroundelements in the picture, creating an illusion of extreme sharpness.

I thenadded the resutingTIFF filetoPicasa (freeware), where I applied a tight crop, a straightening to better compose the frame, one sharpening,the redfilter black-and-white conversion andone automatic contrast. Finally, I exported the result from Picasa as a 800pxl JPGwith 85% compression.

I hope that this was useful to you!


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Old Sep 30, 2006, 10:13 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the info. Very impressive array of tools...and very cool picture. I think you have left me behind...I am just learning elements 4.0, but am always willing to learn. Donna
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