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Old Feb 9, 2004, 1:41 AM   #1
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Default How did I do in post production?

Original (downsized only to 600x400)


Post production (crop, cloan, contrast, color and downsize to 450x511)
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 6:02 AM   #2
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I think you got it!
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 7:38 AM   #3
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Very good photo.
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 11:20 AM   #4
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What is the best way to "down size" a picture to 600 pixils across. On the first post I made I had to e-mail it first and let windows automatically down size it and the resolution was preserved.

On this post in PE2 I simply chose the "resize image" option and typed in 600 pixels and the resolution was not preserved. The original picture (3072x2048) does not have all the noise around the baby's face which makes this one look out of focus.

Obviously the pillows was not the best choice for the background. I guess that is what makes this a snapshot and not a portrait huh?

Keep the comments coming so I can improve. I can take it, really.
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 11:49 AM   #5
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I think you suceeded.
But I'd use the stamp tool to make the beige part disappear in the background.
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Old Feb 9, 2004, 2:07 PM   #6
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I think the Photoshop help says it well that contrast is not appropriate for advanced image editing. It moves the white and black points an equal amount towards or away from each other, which is seldom what you want to do. It worked fine in the image you posted, but it isnít always the best. Learn to use levels or curves if you are adventurous. I also find that selective color is good for fine contrast adjustments.

Resize with bicubic in PE or use the Lanczos filter in Irfanview. Some people claim Lanczos is a little better, but I have done comparison tests and canít see any difference. What you donít want is a simple resize.

Resaving as a JPG shouldnít cause much deterioration if you use a higher JPG quality. My guess is that if you saw degradation in the smaller image it was because you used a simple resize rather than an advanced filter or low quality JPG.
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 12:19 AM   #7
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Very good! Great job with Photo Shop.
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 1:02 AM   #8
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Thank you all for the kind words. I can't wait to go out and get some good spring and summer shots.
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