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Old Mar 10, 2006, 3:22 PM   #1
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I am very pleased with this pic of a male king parrot which was shot yesterday.

No cropping, just 'save for web" in AE4

I also used two filters.

a) Despeckle to try to reduce noise then.
b) Sharpen. (once)

I think the second may have cancelled out the first.

Do you think this amount of noise is acceptable.

I want to print this at 8 x 10

Would Noise Ninja or similar make a worthwhile difference to the print?

thanks for looking.

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 4:09 PM   #2
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Here's the same image (saved from web as bitmap) that's been run through Noiseware and saved back to jpg format.


(Oh I'm sure it would be better if I had an original image to process.)
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 5:14 PM   #3
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Hard to say about printing at 8 x 10... Especially if you don't have the orginal file. You'll need a large enough file size that wil allow you to get to about 200-DPI or better when its sized down to 8 x 10. If the file size you have to work with is smaller, you may need to go down to a 5 x 7 or 4 x 6. You won't have much luck if the file you have to work with has to be resized upward to get to the 8 x 10 size, though.

The noise that is/may be present in the photo to be printed (If the photos posted are any indication) probably would not be an issue/noticible when you print if you can get the DPI numbers up...



Others may have their own opinions, though..
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Old Mar 10, 2006, 9:21 PM   #4
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Thank you mcoulter. Looks like noiseware has done a good job here.

telecorder thanks for your comments. Sorry if my post was confusing. I have the original jpg shot at the 8M setting. I would start with the original file and save an edited copy probably in paintshop formatas the basis for a print.

thanks,

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 10:39 PM   #5
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Max, another good parrot shot - you do have them on the East Coast. I can't see any noise or problems but that could be me as I often wonder what others are talking about :?.

I prefer your picture as it seems to me that mcoulters version lost some of the detail - particularly around the eye. But from a posted image, that can't be bad.

Personally, I would haveprinted the photo8 x 10 before even posting.

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Old Mar 11, 2006, 9:33 AM   #6
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I would sharpen it and print it you may be surprised ...noise will not be much of a factor at that size.If it is you need to rethink how you are printing.


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Old Mar 11, 2006, 10:03 AM   #7
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Puddock...nice shot indeed..

my stab at helping a great shot

This is what I used and the steeps used

Corel Paint Shop Pro X

1 ) Digital Camera Noise Remover
2 ) - 4 saturation
3 ) + 2Clarrify
4 ) + 4 Contrast
5 ) Adjust Curves


Paint Shop Pro X is a great program :G









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Old Mar 11, 2006, 10:50 AM   #8
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I guess I have no eye for photography. The original image looks just fine to me!

What noise? :?

The third and fourth images......well......are you kidding?
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 11:15 AM   #9
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I agree the original is fine and a very nice shot indeed. The noisereduction detroys most ofthe detail in the red features. It's a wee bit on the dark side and might print even darker so you might want to brighten a little. An 8x10 should come outreal nice.
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Old Mar 11, 2006, 11:24 AM   #10
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I think the picture is fine.
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