DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5757 times:
Quick question, is there any way in Photoshop to soften up a picture after you have sharpened it? I have some pics that I sharpened way too much (now that I look at them), And I want to tone them down a little.
Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5658 times:
Eric, How did you manage to pixelate a 300D image? Check your camera, does it say canyon or crayon instead of Canon? Just kidding, actually I am guessing you are using the kit lens for this shot? If so you are going to have to choose your battles a bit better in terms of getting an uploadable shot. If you just have the kit lens, try getting some belly shots from straight underneath on approach to the 16s. Might want to avoid going out when you have that layer of cirrus we tend to get in the afternoon hours too.
Keep trying new things, you have to be artsy with that 18-55mm lens!
Rotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5659 times:
I don't think the problem is your pictures are too sharp...
What lens are you using, and how far away from the aircraft are you? I have a feeling it's something like 50mm and 2 miles away... the pictures seem to be heavily, heavily cropped (if not enlarged from 1:1) and have quite a bit of JPEG loss too. The atmosphere is killing the saturation and contrast as well, which leads me to believe you're too far away. Then again, you're in Denver...
Also, always keep the original. You never know when someone might want to give you a lot of money for a big print of something... 1024x768 doesn't blow up to 11x17 very well. Burn em on CD to save Hard Drive space, just don't loose the CDs.
The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net
Bigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4076 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5654 times:
I think a large part of this problem is that DLKAPA is not saving his original images.
I know hard drive space is vital, but I think it's just as important to always empty your memory card onto your hard drive, and then save the originals onto a CD and archive them by date.
You never know when you're going to need to go back and re-edit and original photo, or when you'll need the original version to re-edit for a print order or something. Or maybe a photo that you happened to not edit and post that you later would like ot try to add to the databse or do something with.
DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5637 times:
Artsy enough for ya, Tim?
Not Aviation related, but I gotta plug something!
I was about 300 yards from the planes shooting through a 50mm lens that came with the camera, I'm looking into longer lenses, but as Prom was just last week and Graduation and College are coming up, I am finding money to be very slow in coming.
Ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 731 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5577 times:
While it may be possible to smooth some jagginess here and there, it is not really possible to reverse the sharpening process. Sharpening involves altering the contrast of adjacent pixels - once this is done you will find it very difficult to restore those pixels to the original value.
As a general rule, all PS processes should be thought of as destructive - each modification irrecoverably alters or destroys information in the original.
As has been said, never ever delete originals! Its like keeping prints, but throwing away the negatives.