Tag: Digital Darkroom

DxO v5 sadness and alternatives

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I’ve loved DxO for a while because it handles distortion correctly. Sadly the move to “5.0”:http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=26493 has gone poorly with lots of crashes and even with 5.2, people are still complaining about poor conversion and so forth. It’s not the only example of software taking giant steps backwards. Kind of sad. I have noticed that…

Using Raw, DxO and Photomatix together

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Well, as I’ve been using various programs, it is pretty clear that you have to be pretty careful about using the different programs. Some things you want to do earlier and some later. For instance, you probably want to sharpen last as this really changes the bits. “Larry Gerbrandt”:http://photos.larrygerbrandt.com/2007/07/24/hello-world/ has some recommendations on workflow that…

Mac Scanning

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OK, now I’m going to retire our old ASUS laptop I use for scanning images with an old Minolta DiImage 5400 (now discontinued, but still very functional as a 5400 dpi slide and film scanner). Fortunately, the really great “VueScan”:http://www.hamerick.com is available in a Macintosh version, so I don’t lose anything going to a MacBook…

Microsoft EXIF and RAW Image Thumbnailer

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“The-Digital-Pictures”:http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Canon-News/ is a great Canon site, but also has two great tips for XP users, first is to download the “Microsoft Photo Info”:http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/digitalphotography/prophoto/photoinfo.mspx which allows EXIF information editing and second is “Microsoft RAW Image Thumbnailer”:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d48e808e-b10d-4ce4-a141-5866fd4a3286&DisplayLang=en that lets you see RAW images from Canon and Nikon. powered by performancing firefox

Photo Histogram

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!>http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/images/thumbnails/histogram.gif! “Photoblog”:http://www.livingroom.org.au/photolog/tips/histogram_tips.php. These things appear everywhere, but what are they exactly. Photoblog has a good definition cribbed Photoxels: bq. The histogram is simply a graph that allows you to judge the brightness of an image. You can think of the area under the graph as comprising all the pixels in your captured digital image. The…