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« on: October 15, 2012, 08:14:35 PM »

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v2013.100    10/15/12

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Introducing Qimage Ultimate 2013!  We've been working diligently to bring you new innovations that will take photo and print detail to new levels!  Our new Deep Focus Sharpening (DFS) is an innovative new sharpening method that allows sharpening deep into the details without introducing artifacts such as haloes, specular clipping, and noise grain.  Qimage Ultimate 2013 uses DFS to sharpen both photos and prints, rendering super sharp photographic prints, conversions, and upsampled copies without the harshness and artifacts typically associated with the older unsharp mask (USM).  Be sure to upgrade to Qimage Ultimate 2013 so you can enjoy even clearer, sharper prints.  We've also made a host of improvements to the UI to improve workflows such as the ability to open the raw (refine) editor from the image editor window, ability to selectively see and clear image edits, and more!  v2013.100 is also Windows 8 ready!

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 08:53:07 PM »

Hi Mike--Does this version support the Sony RX100?

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2012, 11:23:02 AM »

See this thread for more samples and comments etc.: -
http://ddisoftware.com/tech/qimage-ultimate/qimage-ultimate-2013-imminent!/msg12588/#msg12588
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2012, 06:16:54 PM »

Mike,
I know you have been very busy with QU 2013 and DFS project but I see there is no mention of DFS on the web site Home Page nor on the summary of major features.
Sorry to keep you at it but I wouldn't want potential clients miss the new feature.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2012, 08:08:11 PM »

Mike,
I know you have been very busy with QU 2013 and DFS project but I see there is no mention of DFS on the web site Home Page nor on the summary of major features.
Sorry to keep you at it but I wouldn't want potential clients miss the new feature.  Wink
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There's a USM vs DFS sample right on the main page.  If you click on that, it takes you to the DFS page in the "Technology" section where there's a writeup on it.

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2012, 08:23:22 PM »

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I was thinking of this page http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/ which already mentions Fusion, TTS etc. but not DFS.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2012, 08:48:04 PM »

Fred & Terry

Can't wait to See the improvements of v2013.100 in action, at the Video Learning Center.
"Hint .. Hint"  Wink

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2012, 01:22:56 AM »

Where/how do you apply DFS, I do not see it in the Printing Interpolation options.

Thanks

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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2012, 07:30:57 AM »

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Where/how do you apply DFS, I do not see it in the Printing Interpolation options.
DFS is now the default for both image sharpening and print sharpening.
You can access Print Sharpening options in the usual way either from Edit - Preferences or click the Sharpen blue dot on the Job Properties.
See screen shots attached, the DFS/USM option is on the right of the Interpolation box.
Note that on the second screen shot the blue dot has turned red when I set Print Sharpening to USM, this is to indicate there is incompatibility with the image Editor sharpen mode. The warning works either way and both should be the same. The USM option allows repeat prints to be identical if they were first made under the USM regime.
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2012, 09:14:44 AM »

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the blue dot has turned red when I set Print Sharpening to USM, this is to indicate there is incompatibility with the image Editor sharpen mode.
The above is just one of the interface improvements.
Two more that you may not have noticed or checked, see screen shots below.
A + sign appears on an Editor tab when something there has been adjusted; that helps to remind you what edits you have done.
The Blemish red-eye tool is a little different; the mouse can now be dragged in any direction to remove a blemish or red-eye.
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PS. I almost forgot one really useful new button  Roll Eyes the one that open the Raw Refine screen.
See the 3rd attachment below.
Very handy if you need to tweak Exposure, Fill. HDR or WB while making conventional edits.  Cheesy

Another item... The CLEAR button in the Editor which was hardly used because it cleared all adjustments, has now become a selective clear.
Choose what you want to clear and leave the good adjustments in place.
See 4th attachment below.

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« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2012, 01:19:45 PM »

OK, so I guess I am supposed to look at the notes from the previous version of QU and see that the RX100 has not yet been supported, and thus answer my own question!   

So I will ask a different one: any idea when support for the RX100 will be implemented in QU?

Thanks.

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« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2012, 01:31:34 PM »

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Does this version support the Sony RX100?

Sorry Liz,
We got caught up in the enthusiasm of Ultimate 2013.
Checking the list of supported Sony cameras, we can see that it is not covered yet.
As I'm sure you remember, Mike follows the lead of David Coffin and his Raw image camera support. (DCRAW)

As a rule, David will update his coverage every 3-6 months. That will be the alert when he lists that camera on his web page.

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« Reply #12 on: October 17, 2012, 01:44:22 PM »

Thanks Fred--that's the list I saw that answered my question indirectly.

I thought RX100 support might be imminent because DCRAW now supports it (http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/#faq).

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« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2012, 07:00:43 PM »

Terry

Thanks for your excellent "how to" on DFS.

Things are looking better already, the value of this program and the technical support is
immeasurable.

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« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »

Hi Daniel,
Did you see the new Learning Video on the DFS? I'ts here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=AiVoXcB1uzk&vq=hd1080
This is the 1080p version, see the QU web page to for the 720p version link; the former is much better for this subject.
http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage-u/learn.htm
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