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Started by Woolly Bugger, June 01, 2010, 08:03:47 AM
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As someone who has a complete dearth of photography knowledge,can you steer me towards a good photo editing program? Let me lay the groundwork: My photographic skills go no further than a point-and-click camera in the "auto" setting, with occasional use of the macro mode. I can follow your first 4 steps below as far as taking your word for it and making the adjustments to the camera's settings without really knowing how each setting really affects the shot. Then, when I saw your next 7 steps, I kind of got a bit in over my head. My photo editing consists of using Picasa's "I Feel Lucky" button and the crop command. Would it be worth it to upgrade to a more robust editing program or would I essentially be paying money for something that I wouldn't know how to use and just be wasting my money? In other words: P&S is to DSLR as Picasa is to Lightroom. If I don't know enough about photography to bother getting a DSLR, then I don't know enough to bother getting Lightroom?
a lot of peeps are using Photoshop ElementsThis program is bundled with a lot of scanners and other devices
on sale now through 1/5/11 http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshopel/
You have to use the tools individually to achieve the best results
I really like Lightroom too! Ive only got CS2 and really like the adjustments that can be made with lightroom. What camera are you using these days on your fishing pics Keith?
Now..... When you gonna post "Wooly's Guide To Catching Bigger Trout" ?
Still using the Olympus Stylus 1030 SW
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just bought they wifey a canon G12, and that thing rocks...
Ran into this thread and glad I did. I have the Pentax W90 and have been so disappointed with the dullness in the images, but I think it has helped fix it. Will know for sure when I hit some water soon! Thanks! bd;0
Holly Trout Terd Batman, what a thread. Think I'm gonna have to transfer this to Word, print it out and study it. I'll let you know when I'm ready for the take home test.
Seriously though, thanks for the wealth of information! bd;0
My current rig includes the CLA-T01 Conversion Lens Adapter Ring (http://www.amazon.com/Olympus-CLA-T01-Conversion-Lens-Adapter/dp/B00821BLX4) and a Polarizing filter, and a lens hood! Unfortunately the lens hood causes vignetting unless I zoom in just a tad.
My current TG setting
Natural Color (other settings are Vivid and Muted)Flash OFF-.07 Exposure CompensationISO 100Single Shot16Mb16:9
Compression FineShadow Adjust AutoAF Mode SpotImage Stabilizer OFF ( my understanding is that IS can actually degrade performance / image quality, might need to investigate this more...)
I'm using Adobe Lightroom CC 2015 now as my organizer/editor...
"Shoot for the highlights, develop for the shadows...." that's what I learned in photography class and the reason I set the exp. comp to -.7 (2/3 of a f/stop)
Here's my current process with lightroom
1. Adjust exposure if necessary2. Bump the contrast; +10 or so3. Adjust Shadows ( depends on the image... )4. Adjust Clarity (+ 10 ~ 20)5. Adjust Black level ( - 2 ~ 5) really depends on the image..6. Kick up the Vibrance about + 8 ~ 127. Crop if necessary...8. Export for the web....
Google killing off Picasa is official.
It's been fucked for months. I think they started killing it in September.What's the best free alternatives? I'm cheap.
So the program will still work, it just won't be updated anymore, and the web storage will no longer be available
Are you looking for free web storage that can by posted in a bbs? I'm thinking photophucket or igmur for that!??
Imgur works for me. Editing is the issue.
Doug, edit/finish on desktop, then store on imgur or Pbucket. Editing on Pbucket has unpredictable outcomes, and more oft than not, the photos will be worse than the original.
Thus far, Imgur has served me well. Just not sure about overall capacity per user.
flickr is also a free option with 1 TB of storage... y;
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Photobucket sucks roasted goat balls.
I edit with MS Office Photo Manager for quick stuff and I have the apple app on the iPad.
A couple of free downloads I have played around with are:
Photo Pos Pro.
You can download them free from CNET.