Tag: image processing

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Lars van den Brink and his hidden object images

I hardly know anybody who wasn’t enthusiastically looking for Walter as a kid. Children (and adults like me ;)) all over the world are fans of the red- and white-striped, dressed up character with the typical bobble cap and the black glasses. Staring for several minutes at one and the same image and still discovering ...

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A somewhat different kind of hobby for father and son

Adrian Sommeling and his son practice a hobby of a special kind. For many years Adrian has been working in the marketing industry. According to his own statement, he’s cooperated for many national and international campaigns. For some months he’s been focusing on more personal sorts of projects. These projects combine his profession with photography ...

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Comparing the Sigma Photo Pro 6.3 vs. 6.3.2

I read in the dpreview forum that even pictures which were taken with older firmware-versions, will benefit from the more accurate automatic white balance and the more realistic colour rendering of Sigma Photo Pro 6.3.2. To see for myself, I developed six pictures that I took with my DP2 Quattro with SPP 6.3 and 6.3.2. ...

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Snickers advertises with intentionally poorly edited photos

Poorly edited photos belong to those kinds of things that photographically skilled web users like to make fun of in particular. Because hardly anything else can delight a photographer’s heart as much as unmasking a bold Photoshop fake and deriding the responsible person. 😉 There are quite a lot of examples for such images. Hardly ...

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Hilarious: Nikon Singapore awards prize to a blatant photoshop fake

As reported by Petapixel a few days ago Nikon Singapore has announced the winner of its latest photo competition. The winning photo, which looks impressive at first glance, was submitted by a photographer called Chay Yu Wei. It shows an airplane while approaching to land, framed by a fire ladder. This photo would have been a very ...

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Interesting Look: Tokyo at Night by Masashi Wakui

Japan’s capital city is one of the largest and most exciting cities in the world. It is a Mecca for photographers, who have a preference for shooting street, architecture and cityscapes. One photographer whose images stand out from the masses is Masashi Wakui, a photographer based in Tokyo. He photographs only at night and mostly ...

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Foveon workflow: Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras by using X3F Tools?

Since the blue channel trick doesn’t work with Quattro X3Fs, I tried to find out last week if there’s an alternative to SPP and that particular workflow. Just as a reminder: The blue channel trick is a workflow in SPP used for the conversion of Marrill X3F into black-and-white in order to reduce noise. This ...

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Foveon workflow: Looking for the Blue Channel trick for Quattro cameras

The “blue channel trick“ is a workflow in Sigma Photo Pro (SPP) that clearly increases the usable sensitivity range of Merrill Foveon sensors. The “trick” is actually not a trick as you use the tools that are included in SPP anyway and that you can find easily. The only thing you’ve got to do is ...

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How to deal with a huge amount of images? With FastStone this goes fast and free of charge!

I’ve been trying many workflows to find the right one for myself which would make it possible for me to sort and manage my images fast and easily. Finally, I settled on switching my cameras to the X3F + JPG mode. Right after inserting the memory card and before copying on to the hard drive ...

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Foveon Workflow: How to increase High-ISO headroom for color photography?

As I announced a couple of days ago, today I’ll present a workflow that further increases the High-ISO range of Merrill and Quattro Foveon sensors when taking color pictures. In contrast to the blue channel workflow, which is able to improve noise performance in black-and-white images almost without any side-effects, this particular workflow is a ...