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MelW
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« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2020, 04:04:59 PM »

Sure - send it to you tomorrow when I get back on my QU computer downstairs.  Love to see what you do with it. I have used ODR, but not for something like this so here's a chance for me to learn  a little technique. Also note - that I will definitely twiddle with this some more before I print it.  What I normally do with these is a first quick and dirty edit and crop of the best half dozen or so to decide which ones to print after doing an initial rating via select all/preview add to queue.
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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2020, 06:08:38 PM »

Got the picture. Thanks
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2020, 07:02:07 PM »

OK, this is what I came up with.
I downloaded 2 copies of the NEF for comparison.
First, set Fill to zero
Then I did ODR, and I got a cleaner image.
Then, in image editor I added +20 Saturation. His skin color was too pale. I also added a skinch of DFS3/275 at 90% using Target RGB and selected eyelashes.(Black)
I put both NEFS in the comparitor and compared side by side.
I liked the results
I am emailing the .flt and the .qrs
Make sure the filename matches the filter names.
Remember this is to taste.. and my Canon pro 100 loves this one. Photo is a wall hanger.
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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2020, 09:35:17 PM »

Love it.  Thanks Fred
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2020, 07:06:01 PM »

As Mike says, printing is what Qimage is really all about. I was wandering some local trails over the weekend and shot some closeups of fall leaves. Medium ISO pictorial stuff. Going right from the Nikon raw, with some enhancements and minor editing, to the PRO-100, the prints rolled out of the printer looking just spectacular. They also matched the screen very closely. Paper profile was with Profile Prism. There's almost a 3D look because I selectively sharpened the leaf and softened everything else with the saturated RGB setting. Can't imagine a better tool for the job. (severely downsized and compressed image here is a far cry from the print!)

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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2020, 08:36:26 PM »

Maybe you could post one or two here? (I realize we wouldn't see that print quality)
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2020, 11:40:41 PM »

On the same trail were some bikers. Not everything I shoot is sharp! Not quite sure what to do with this. I like it, but the green is a bit much and the streaked leaves could be more saturated.

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« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2020, 12:27:17 PM »

Sorry to be late to this thread party. But as I read the last few comments, I wanted to chime out on using Qimage and Affinity products.

I encountered a problem when the publisher of several of my books was sold in 2009. I always get and retain the master "PDF" files which are used for the printing plates. Unfortunately, when I went to use several of the masters on several books, I found the PDF files were locked. Without having the original Corel Ventura files, I was left with using CorelDraw since Corel Ventura Publisher was discontinued and rolled into CorelDraw. The problem was there is no documentation on how to use these hidden features in CorelDraw and CorelDraw has become a catch-all for things Corel can't put in other products. Somehow I got a mail on Affinity Publisher. I found it hard to believe that such an inexpensive product could be so professionally done, from the interface to the training videos and documentation. I was elated when after a couple days I loaded the master PDF and sixty seconds later, all 478 pages showed up properly formatted, and I had properly mapped out the replacement fonts not available from Ventura to Affinity.

I do all my own photography for my books, including front and back cover materials. After a couple week of using Affinity Publisher, I purchased the remaining Affinity products. Those three publishing products combined with Qimage Ultimate make for the "Ultimate Desktop Publishing" solution today. I have always used four color photos in my covers, but for the first time I can get top notch clarity and contrast using greyscale when edited with Qimage Ultimate.

And the work flow is seamless.

I do a lot of panoramic photography these days, and QImage Ultimate has made scaling and printing of large panoramas a pleasure. I just recently retired and have never had time to sing the praise of this product but it has been a real pleasure to work with.

Hats off to Mike and the folks at Affinity for developing several products that compliment each other so well for a targeted desktop publishing audience.
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« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2020, 05:30:31 PM »

Wow, I had forgotten about Ventura Publisher. It was one of the original "classic" applications that made PCs useful.
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