Cathedral Pic Revised

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  1. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    I use PS CS for simple editing; levels, curves and an occasional sharpening. I haven't spent much time exploring much more, but I ran across this tool today that corrects distortion when shooting from low angles. Now I'm sure some of you pros out there are aware of this but I thought this was awesome when i saw the result. I see some loss in quality and the window is a bit off, but not enough to abandon it yet. Here is my original post from the other day and the corrected version following. Which do you prefer?

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  2. Nan C

    Nan C TPF Noob!

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    I like the second one. Although you do lose some of the picture i really can not see a lot of loss in quality. Both versions are great. I am not sure who asked you this before but, do you take a bad picture? :wink:
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hmph... I'm totally unsure as to which one I like better. My immediate response is: I prefer the unedited version over the corrected one. Not because of the brilliant quality (for it is true: you hardly see the loss, though you do see it, of course). But because it somehow feels to me that a church from that perspective MUST look like it does in your original in a photo.
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    I guess not... it's because I'm still wondering...
     
  4. Alison

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    I like both, though I seem to prefer the first as well. Somehow the slight "lean" that you get makes it more imposing, like LaFoto said it's how I would imagine it to look from that angle. However, the second looks good as well and I think it will just boil down to individual preference.
     
  5. John E.

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    That looks like a pretty handy tool, what tool is it? I don't see much difference at the top and bottom so it must really stretch the top sides. How is the program for ease of control for wide angle distortion?

    I prefer the second picture, though the skewing of the stain glass which to me is the focul point is hard to get over. I wonder if it would be so noticable if the first picture for comparison had never been posted in either post? Guess we will never know.
     
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    The skewing in the subject actually just looks more realistic to me. I wanna know the program!
     
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    They are both good. The one difference that I notice the most is that I miss the glimpses of the stained glass on the sides in the first picture. It gives me a sense of space in the cathedral. I find it hard to compare the two because they are both so good.
     

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