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Old Feb 13, 2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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In what order do you begin in processing a pic? Should you start with cropping, then go to ...? what's the priority? Or is there a rule of thumb?
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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I generally follow this rule of thumb from the nik multimedia site:

Sharpening an image is the last step in the process of preparing an image for print. In general, the correct workflow process is: 1) Open the original image 2) Perform any image corrections or enhancements 3) Scale or resize the image 4) Sharpen the image for the final output/print size using nik Sharpener! or nik Sharpener Pro!

1. Open (obviously)
2. Corrections/Enhancements (including noise reduction)
3. Scale/Resize
4. Sharpen
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:09 AM   #3
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:17 AM   #4
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If you plan on doing a major crop...It will take less time for your computer to work on the image IF that is done first.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 11:51 AM   #5
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worthwhile for me to invest in nik sharpener?

good link John , thanks
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:07 PM   #6
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1. I don't have the NIK plugin. The NIK plugin sharpens certain parts of the picture while PS sharpens the entire picture. Which means using PS will make the jaggies ...jaggier.
I have PS Elements and I'm very pleased with the sharpening tools provided.

However, some people crop heavy.... I do.
2.) print 8 by 10 and Larger....I do.
3.) pictures slight out of focus....never:lol:
4.)Tend to critique photos with a magnifing glass instead of look at them from a proper distance ?:lol:
EDIT: No one implied this Forum....just some people in general.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:22 PM   #7
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worthwhile for me to invest in nik sharpener?
Yes! Especially for what you do. Remember the first necklace you posted? PS (auto levels) + Nic Sharpener. That's it. Digital is always a little soft. NS will look oversharpened when you're printing, but when printed the results are excellent. Nik sharpens based on how you intend to display your work - internet vs print, and the spes of your printer. $$$ but worth it, imo.
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:31 PM   #8
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I looked at their site, just over a hundred I think. And I thought the investment was in the camera.

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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:37 PM   #9
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I'm in photofiltre, I see "add noise" and "dust reduction". Adding noise appears to be adding grain, am I right? can you explain dust reduction?
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Old Feb 13, 2005, 1:49 PM   #10
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This pic is out of the camera. f 2.8 1/100 shot at17mm and the best I could zoom was 2X. This is what i took to photofiltre to play with. And the I asked in what order make sense to process it.
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