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721  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Sel.Color Tab on: September 16, 2009, 04:33:33 PM
I have managed to get the Sel.Color Tab locked on to Sepia.clr

Clicking the red cross reverts all values to 1.0

Done> apply filter to current image > associate > OK

Does not create filter so image and sel.color tab remains as sepia

But, repeat above and add 1 to adjust brightness and all is OK

What have I done? and how do I get color back to a permanent default 1.0

Jeff 
722  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: adjusting colour on: August 30, 2009, 07:15:09 AM
I have 'played' with the select color tab and RTFM.  I have had some good results but am in need of a fuller non tech tutorial to get the full benefit.

I asked a painter chap I know but he was of no help as he did not understand digital imaging so did not know what I was on about.  He could real off mixing colors ok but I could not translate into the Qimage grid.
   
jeff
723  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Printer Profiles on: August 29, 2009, 06:55:38 AM
Fred

No chance of him testing Qimage.  All our club members consider there is nothing except  PhotoShop or Elements.

Jeff
724  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Re: Printer Profiles on: August 28, 2009, 07:10:42 AM
Terry

That's just what he wants to do, embed the printer profile for a Lab print.  He uses Elements 7 on a Mac.  I have looked at my Windows Elements 7 and can only find the function for embedding a profile when sending image direct to a home printer. 

It was for this that I started using Qimage, I then found all the other benefits of using Qimage.

Jeff
725  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: Partial Sharpening and Output Sharpening on: August 24, 2009, 04:14:27 PM
I use Lab printers and always leave Qimage at default 5 additional sharpening and prints always look ok.

If you do your own printing, print a couple of tests one without additional sharpening and one with and let us know what is best in your opinion.

Jeff
726  Technical Discussions / Computer Software / Printer Profiles on: August 22, 2009, 04:57:07 PM
I have a friend who uses Elements 7 on a Mac.

Does anyone know of a way of putting a printer profile into an image file on Elements 7, I find is surprising that Elements 7 does not have such a function.  Unfortunately there is not much chance of converting him to Qimage.

Jeff   
727  Technical Discussions / Computer Hardware / Re: Suggestions for good LCD monitor on: August 20, 2009, 07:42:53 AM
For the past couple of years I have had a Eizo S2110W and have been very please with it.

It has two inputs so you can connect it to two computers and with a single 'signal' button switch from one to the other at will, ie both comp. running and switch on the fly.  It is calibrated monthly.

The only trouble is if I pass a photo to a friend they mostly do not see the same colours, and I cannot explain why or rather they do not understand.

Jeff
728  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: sharpening workflow feedback on: August 19, 2009, 04:42:32 PM
Hello

I always work in the Raw, format that is.

So in Qimage I

Preference > Raw Format Option I have unsharp mask rad1@75% to put a small amount of sharpening in at start.

Then in Adjust > Rad2 @ 125% - that is my default, if it does not look right adjust as necessary 2/125 is the starting point

Then I have Job Properties set to Sharp 5 Default.  This just ads a little extra sharpening to prints.

These general values appear to put just the 'right' amount of sharpening into my Landscape shots. 

If I want differentional sharpening say background/foreground then I have to use Elem. 7

Jeff 
729  Mike's Software / Qimage / Re: qimage thoughts and additions/suggestions on: August 13, 2009, 04:24:59 PM
Well that was a hell of a reply.

What other software vendor would give such an extensive and immediate reply?

We are very lucky to have almost direct access to the programmer.



Jeff
730  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 06, 2009, 02:35:17 PM
Fred

Using Opera on Vista, no your image does not load.  I get the URL and when >open>in new window I get not found.

I have a Zenfolio account from a couple of years back,  (a paid for service) which is quite good as long as you get the permission correct Smiley

Zenfolio gives you a selection of Link URL's.

EG. Gallery, Slide Show, Photo

Under Photo you have Thumbs 80x53 60x60 120x80  200x133 400x266 580x386 800x533 and Original at 1024x683.  That lot applies to the three Dordogne images

Some of my previous images have an original size of 2814x2010. !!!!

http://www.zenfolio.com/

Jeff 
 
731  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 06, 2009, 07:58:36 AM
Terry

Taken in the Dordogne a couple of years ago.

River scene I think taken from Beynac

The Castel is Chateau de Belcastel, I think that is on the road from Rocamadour to Sarlat.

When in such scenic areas I get 'taken away' and shoot with abandon, then have a hell of a job identifying the shots and spend hours on Google/images sorting out the locations.

These were taken with an Oly 8080 which had/has a very good lens, much better in my view that the Pentax 20d I now use.  The trouble with the Oly was the controls, I just could not manage them. But then leave the camera on 'P' and it did a very good job on it's own. It had a good exposure feature, you could take a number of spot meter readings of various parts of the scene and it calculated an average, a very good average.


Also they (the pics) are pre Qimage Studio - Silky Pix and processed to a very warm rendition.  The actual colours were not that far into the autumn.

I have many more from this holiday, the light was magnificent.  I don't know what it is about SW France, but the light is definitely different.

Back to original subject, I generally try and eliminate people, I think they make scenic landscapes look untidy, but on the other hand you have to make the best of the situation and if a person/animal - much prefer animal - enhances the shot, shoot it.
   

Jeff     
 

 
732  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 05, 2009, 07:25:12 PM
We are getting there!

I posted originals to get a reasonable size.

Wot did everybody think to them?

Jeff

733  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 05, 2009, 03:35:03 PM
Hello all

 


At 800res

1200res

1200res

The three images appeared on my screen,  they were at 1024 res.  and were originals, so assumed all was OK
I think I may have had originals blocked.  Freed up originals so should now be ok 

jeff
734  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 04, 2009, 02:05:43 PM
Hello again.

By God it worked, and damn quick too.

Jeff
735  Technical Discussions / General Photography Discussion / Re: Figures in the Landscape on: August 04, 2009, 02:03:55 PM




Hello All

Actioned my Zenfolio account and posted three images and inserted links here. Hope it works

Jeff
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