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Old Feb 3, 2013, 10:55 AM   #11
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I use this sometimes (it's free) , just have to play around with the settings because it can be a little aggressive.

http://noiseware-community-edition.en.softonic.com/
Thanks JJ I will check it out, I am all about free, that's why I use GIMP. The one thing I have not found to be up to par in GIMP is Noise Reduction so this might be the an extra step but still if I can keep it all free ware that helps since I use my work issued laptop mostly, I have a workstation at work and a laptop that I carry home each night... no need to get another machine... such is the life of IT, so I don't want to have personal software that I paid for jic the encryption crashes the hard drive and it has to be re-imaged, which happens more often than you'd think.
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 1:04 PM   #12
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Anyone use Aperture for Mac? Sounds like it may allow for a lot of what you covered...
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 8:43 PM   #13
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First off, Great shots of the hawk. Love the look it is giving you.

I do have a question for you on your processing. Since you shoot in RAW, why do you convert to JPEG before processing? The image being compressed into JPEG, you loose a lot of the range and other info in the image. Inquiring mind what to know
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First off, Great shots of the hawk. Love the look it is giving you.

I do have a question for you on your processing. Since you shoot in RAW, why do you convert to JPEG before processing? The image being compressed into JPEG, you loose a lot of the range and other info in the image. Inquiring mind what to know
Thanks Mugmar!

Sorry I confused you on processing. I batch convert to JPEG to have a look, then when I process the ones I like I start with the RAW file again, this is the UFRAW step, the output is a ppm file which is uncompressed format for GIMP

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  1. open RAW file in UFRAW
  2. adjust exposure
  3. adjust the curve (I sometimes use photogenetics curves but over time I've created a few of my own)
  4. save as ppm
Basically the first batch step is just to get it view-able since windows doesn't allow preview of the raw file. I used to shoot RAW + JPEG but found it slows down burst mode considerably and also I rarely kept the OOC JPEG.
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Well I cannot thank JJ enough for the recommendation of Noiseware. I've gone back through and cropped all the shots a bit and then run through Noiseware with excellent results;


P2028556_filtered by ramcewan, on Flickr



Red Shouldered Hawk by ramcewan, on Flickr


Red Shouldered Hawk by ramcewan, on Flickr


Red Shouldered Hawk by ramcewan, on Flickr
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Nice shots! You are doing very well with your Pen.
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Nice shots, and some interesting software I will have to try it

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I use this sometimes (it's free) , just have to play around with the settings because it can be a little aggressive.

http://noiseware-community-edition.en.softonic.com/
Thanks for the Link!
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