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Re: filmscanners: New auto adjust software on it's way

No I would not have taken picture 25/26. But many press photographers might
like to have the chance to capture a picture such as  25 in the case of a
fire at say an oil refinery. Obviously they would want more smoke to remain
in the picture but it would be very helpful if you can recognise where it

There are other situations were high contrast is a particular problem such
as a sunset - perhaps you can not only get the full glory of the sunset but
also get some detail in the foreground. Normally best exposure for the sky
gives a black foreground. If you have your tripod you could do multiple
exposures and combine the results but this is near impossible if you have
lots of gaps in the foreground.eg. trees in winter. Obviously again if it's
too overdone the results will look wrong.

If you only ever take studio shots then you shouldn't ever need something
like this, but I am sure most other people could find images that could be
improved/rescued by a toned down version of this software.


---- Original Message -----
From: "Winsor Crosby" <wincros@earthlink.net>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 7:50 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: New auto adjust software on it's way

> >I never claimed their examples had any aesthetic quality, but I do think
> >software appears to be pretty impressive.
> >
> >Save image 25 or 26 and see if you can get anywhere near the processed
> >example they show you.
> >
> >Steve
> I admit it is amazing what it does, especially in the saving of
> images of subjects outside the dynamic range of the picture taking
> system. 25 and 26 are amazing for creating a picture out of nothing.
> My reaction was that some of the "befores" were much more pleasing
> than the "afters". Spy cam clarity at any cost is not always the best
> way to go.
> My other reaction was the question, "Who is this for?"   If by some
> momentary lapse, mini-stroke, or fainting spell someone should
> produce one of the before pictures, most, on this list, would
> probably just toss it as they went through the pictures in their
> hospital bed.  Would you have really pushed the shutter button with
> 25 or 26 in your viewfinder?
> Winsor
> --
> Winsor Crosby
> Long Beach, California


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