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Old Nov 27, 2010, 8:35 AM   #11
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I tried this out a little yesterday, guess I need to learn how to use the application....
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Old Nov 27, 2010, 3:35 PM   #12
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Well, now I have tried it. Me being very much a newbie to this, the results look promising. But there is a learning curve for sure.
I took this old shot, a "could-have-been", but low contrast and out of focus (well, manual focus bif so I'm not really ashamed).

First one directly converted from Lightroom, some exposure adjustment but no sharpening. Slightly cropped.

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Second one, pp-ed in Photoshop using auto contrast, InFocus and a little smart sharpening. Definitely an improvement, even if it still is far from the Topaz samples.

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I tried some fine detailed (lots of feathers) well focused shots too, and that looks even more promising. I want to get some more experience before posting, though.

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Old Nov 27, 2010, 4:38 PM   #13
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The bird's head and body are very much improved, the wings (which are far more oof/motion blur) show some artifacts. I'd love to see a blending of the two, keeping the wing ends and tail from the original and the rest of the bird from the InFocus one. The program definitely shows promise.
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