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  1. Ron Evers

    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I want to enter a pic of our cat in a pet contest & am having trouble deciding which of these two pics to use.


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    #1 has a cluttered background & in #2 she has grunge in the corner of her eye.

    What say you folks?
     
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    First I think both of them are very nice.

    I think #1 has a much better picture of her face. In #2 the focus seems a little soft.

    If you could sharpen 2 a bit and increase the contrast maybe?

    The only thing I don't like about 1 is the white fur under her face is a tad blown out.

    Cute kitty!
     
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    Seems to me the "Grunge" would be simple enough to fix in PS (or whatever), with a bit of cloning or healing tool. I really really do not care for pet photos, but I would go for number 2 with the fix mentioned.

    Don't get me wrong, I love pets... I have a pup of my own. It's just a hangup of mine that one of the first things people shoot when they get a new camera are pet photos. To me they all start to look alike. Really, don't get me wrong, it's just one of those things.
     
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    Cute cat. I would go with #2
     
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    I'd also remove the grunge by the eye in photo shop and go with # 2 because you can see all of her in #2. Beautiful cat.
     
  6. Ron Evers

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    Thanks for your help folks. I was able to get rid of the grunge with my free software PhotoScape, to my surprise, using the "mole" tool. Here is the revised pic.


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    I think the "eye gunk" looks much worse in your edit actually ;)

    What about this?
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  8. Ron Evers

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    I do not agree it is worse but your rendition gives a softer correction.
     
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    I do believe the correction made to the grunge was too sharp and looks strange. The softening by Breanna seems to have fixed it. Regarding your question. I like the composition of #2 much better than #1 (#1 too busy), however, #2 is quite soft on the face as opposed to #1 which is nice and sharp. So, give n take I suppose. Pretty cat!
     
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    I like number one. That is tack-sharp.
     

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