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16  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Raw processing on: November 07, 2012, 01:06:58 AM
Fred or Terry-

I decided to try raw processing ONE MORE TIME (I had never been able to get it to do better than the .jpgs that Canon generates in camera. The white balance isn't quite to my liking, so I do raw refine on a selected image, set the white balance to 2 toward blue, and save. The next time I go into raw refine on the same image, the white balance has been reset to 0, although the other settings I changed, like fill, are still there. Why won't my white balance setting stick? QU 13.103

Jeff Jessee
17  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / DFS to the rescue! on: October 30, 2012, 10:00:51 PM
An old friend took some pictures of a friend playing in an orchestra, but in the dark, he ended up taking video instead of stills. Resolution was 640x480!!! He wasn't expecting perfection, but he really wanted to give some prints to his friend. Since the 2013 version of QU with DFS had just come out, I ordered it, and told him to send the videos, and I would do what I could. Even though it was the weekend, I had the update in 2 hours (thanks Mike), and started sharpening up the videos as best I could. They weren't up to my standards, but were much better than I could have done with USM sharpening. Made the prints and sent them off.

Received this from my friend:
"Good morning Jeff.  Your pictures are absolutely superb.  They have more clarity and detail than I thought possible and will be well received by the performers.  My camera mis-set is now diminished greatly.  What good luck to catch the new software on same day in a two hour window?  'Now that's pull' when partnered with your 60 years of camera and tech skills."

So QU saved the day, and even though the prints weren't something I would have framed, the people were recognizable, so they were thrilled. And my friend was so happy that his goof was salvaged, that he sent me a box of green beans and heirloom tomatoes from Virginia. So thanks QU and DFS!

Jeff Jessee

18  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Qimage and jpeg artifacts - reduce jaggies on: October 24, 2012, 02:02:40 AM
"Print to file" is what you want, I believe. Read the help and examples, and come back if you have any questions. Fred and Terry can answer the hard questions.

Jeff J
19  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: "Save As" productivity question on: October 24, 2012, 01:48:36 AM

Even easier, after you click Convert Images, the next box pops up with "Apply associative filters" as the default, already selected, so no need to go through the "Addto\Replace" route.  The Apply associative filters is what you want to do, if I understood correctly. So save two clicks. If I didn't understand correctly, nevermind  Roll Eyes

Jeff J.
20  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: "Save As" productivity question on: October 23, 2012, 03:02:14 PM
I think one of the best features of QU is that it never changes the original file. The way most of us use it, we hit "Associate" (actually, it's the default) when we have finished editing. That does NOT change the original file, it just saves a "filter" file, that contains all the edits we have done. So at any time, we can go back and re-edit, or even dump all the edits and start over with the original file. So then, the next time we access the file, QU uses the filter file which it has saved automatically, and recreates our edits. Since I print with QU also (that's what it does best), this works perfectly with my work flow. The only reason I can think of that I would want to save the edited file including the edits in the file, is if I needed to send the file to someone else to print. If that's what you need, I'm sure Terry or Fred can tell you the easiest way to do it.
21  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Where to begin.... on: August 15, 2012, 10:09:42 PM
Fred-Some people were just meant to get their prints at Walmart.

22  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Where to begin.... on: August 15, 2012, 01:49:35 PM
From your attachment, it looks like you set the user defined size paper to one side of 8+, not 18+. Reset the user defined size carefully.
23  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Resolution quiery on: June 15, 2012, 11:44:35 PM
But if you send it to the printer at 120, the printer driver will then interpolate it up to 360 or 720 anyway, and probably not do as good a job as Qimage would have. So picking the interpolation method in Qimage that seems to work best with low res images would probably give best results.

Jeff Jessee
24  Technical Discussions / Printers / Re: Epson 4000 Sheet fed print area on: April 27, 2012, 01:59:15 PM
And some Epsons, on the "printable area" tab in the driver, have a box for "centered". If yours has that, be sure it is not checked.

25  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Image size 30000 vs 30001 pixels wide on: February 26, 2012, 02:42:19 PM

I have a question. What are you doing a 4000 dpi scan of? I can't imagine anything that would benefit from that high a dpi scan. Are you really getting any more useful data at that dpi than you would at 1000 or 2000 dpi? Surely, if you are scanning 4x10 prints, there's no useful data at that resolution. If you are scanning negatives, I'm still not sure 4000 gives you more real resolution than 2000. What film will do that res?

Jeff J.
26  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Quality of Thumbs and Queue image on: February 22, 2012, 02:37:50 PM
Doesn't EDIT PREFERENCES THUMB QUALITY improve the quality of the thumbs that Qimage creates?

27  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Photo Cutters on: January 04, 2012, 02:58:11 PM
Rotary is better for accurate, clean cut. I only have a 17 inch, but it can be used for a 16x20 on my 4800, as I only have to trim the 16 inch sides on a borderless print.

Jeff J.
28  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print Size on: December 02, 2011, 02:29:46 AM
It should when you click on the crop scissors to turn crop on. Note, you have to have the image selected to turn crop on. But your problem seems more complicated, with or without crop scissors, the longer dimension should be 10. Could it be margins are set?

29  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Just for fun (competition) on: November 13, 2011, 01:33:06 PM
Very nice. Can't see how I could make these any better using raw refine. In the last one, I might try to make the sky bluer with Sel Color.

Jeff J
30  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: v2012.200 issues/comments on: September 27, 2011, 01:24:53 PM

Since most new PC's now seem to have quad processors, and using that hardware has really speeded up thumb building, any chance you could use quad processing in other areas of QU? I'm thinking especially of converting files for the web, and any converting files in general. Those still take a long time.

Jeff Jessee
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