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  1. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    I finally figured out Neat Image.. it's cool... so far I just used the auto settings using NI with PS CS.. here are the comparisons using a photo I posted yesterday...

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    the original shot from the cam, just reduced to 800 wide.

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    my rendition from yesterday, adjusted, cropped and such.

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    3 and my rendition edited with Neat Image..

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    Such a cool program, I hope to learn more when I have time to study the tutorials online.

    Thanks for looking and Thanks Matt!

    now i just need to go through the 344 pics I posted on my new website yesterday........ ooooooooooonooooooooooooooooo!!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nice!

    I've had Neat Image for a while...it definitely does something that Photoshop does not do...or at least something that is not packed into one feature of PS.

    I've only played with it though...I'm sure that learning how to really use it would help produce great results.
     
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    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Wow, the difference in the appearance of the duck's head is quite striking. Get plenty of coffee, cuz now you're gonna want to change all those 344 pics!
     
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    Chiller Mental case

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    Wow..very nice.
     
  5. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    that is scary, ugggggggggggggggg lol.. well, 1 at a time, here and there, we will do it. I haven't told Daisy yet!
     
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    It almost looks too smooth, but looks nice. Is neat image a program you can use with pictures with noise as well?
     
  7. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    here is another crack at it Joat!

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    the difference is much more significant in the larger pix, and i am testing on paper now. At 13x19 paper, I think the difference will be huge!
     
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    Beautiful... nice, smooth images.
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Just a thought, (not really a comment on this particular photo)

    I'm thinking that it might smooth out the feathers too much, feather detail is such a great part of your photos. Maybe you could run Neat image on a duplicate of the image, then layer the two and selectively mask out the parts that don't need it as much.

    Basically the same technique as blurring out a distracting background.
     
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    aprilraven TPF Noob!

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    wow...very cool shots....!!

    great job!
     
  11. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    I agree. That's what I do. If are use Neat Image too much, you start to lose detail. I think noise is ok, when it's in balance with detail. Too much noise is a problem, but getting rid of all of it, along with the fine detail, is not always best either.
     
  12. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    ya, you guys are quite right, I need to mess with it, and learn the techniques.
     

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