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Old Jan 26, 2005, 1:20 AM   #1
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Shot this a few weeks ago.

As shot, no crop, resized auto levels and unsharp mask. No noise reduction aplied.

FZ20 Shot in aperture priority @ 2.8. 1/3 sec
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 1:39 AM   #2
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Good shot
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 2:03 AM   #3
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Hi Mag!

VERY nice seasonal evening shot!

More details pleeez:

- What software did you use to resize auto levels and unsharp mask? I'm guessing Photoshop, but what version?

- ISO setting?

- Zoom X?

- Picture size (resolution)?

Will wait to hear back.

Thx,
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 2:05 AM   #4
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Good shoot, good composition. I personally don't like the house on the rigth, but any way it is great!!
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 2:26 AM   #5
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The rain-slick streets and little Christmas lights really make this shot a stand-out. Nice one!
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Old Jan 26, 2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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Thanx alot everyone

DeanB I used photoshop 7.0 at full 5 meg resolutionon on FZ20. I first auto lelvels theni unsharped mask at about 60% 2.0 radius 0 threshold at full size, then resized to current resolution as posted. I then unsharped mask again about half the setting as first.Thefile wasover 400k, so i had to drop down save quality from 12 to 10 to get under 240k web limit.

ISO 100, Wide no zoom, metering mode center weighted, auto white balance



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Old Jan 27, 2005, 1:19 AM   #7
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Thx Mag! :bye:

I'mon a steep learning curve ... your details help... MUCH appreciated!

As you may have noticed, I'm fairly new to the Pana section of Steve's forums. I'm reasonably competent in the old 35mm SLR world, but new to the digital-cam world.

After an extensive search, I ended up with an FZ20 and am VERY happy with it. Unfortunately, prior to buying the new camera, I did little to no research on processing software. Now I'm confronted with the VERY HIGH cost of the latest version of Photoshop (CS), which is priced around the same dollars that I paid for my camera!!! I just can'tcome up with those $$$ right now.

I have briefly looked at thePhotoshop Elements version, whichis MUCH less expensive, but I'm guessing that it may only be intended for the 'point-and-shoot' crowd. Am I right about this?

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Old Jan 27, 2005, 2:09 AM   #8
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PS Elements is a powerful program and would be a good place to start. Photoshop CS is a complicated program and is probably more than you need right now. You might consider Picasa for a free organizer. Irfanview is a free editor. Jasc offers a free 60 day trial of Paint Shop Pro which has a lot of similarities to Photoshop. You could start with some of these before you spend your money.
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 4:57 PM   #9
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Thanks for the come-back Nooner!

I think I'll take your advice rePicasa,Irfanview,Jasc, etc. Also, I see thatAdobe offers a free 'try-out version' of Photoshop Elements 3.0, so I'll be looking into that as well.

So much to learn ...so many pictures to take ...so little time! :-)

Thanks again for your help!

Dean (35mm/SLR Veteran & New FZ20 Owner)

P.S. I just checked my world map ... can't find 'Outer Mongolia'. Would it be close to 'Inner Mongolia'? :lol: DB
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Old Jan 27, 2005, 5:08 PM   #10
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Yeah.... I'm just outside of Inner, Mongolia:arrow:
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