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Some Advice On 'Bad Jagged'  
User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3567 times:
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There is some serious efficiency going on in the queue at the moment. I have just sat down in front of the computer screen - no emails from any screeners yet, but I noted that I had one less in the queue. Via My Photos I was able to see that the following had just been rejected for 'bad category'. My own carelessness, as I had submitted this as an airliner, not cargo. So I swiftly resubmitted with the correct category.

Within I'd say 4 to 5 minutes my photos in the queue were down by one again. Same photo, this time rejected for 'bad jagged'. Still no emails. I don't know if the same screener viewed both images and found another fault, or whether it was looked at by someone new.

Either way I am surprised by this second rejection. I don't see any major flaws with jaggies in this one (other than minor stuff with the registration). Is that what you would say is the problem?

I won't cry about this not going in to the database, and I certainly don't want to be seen to be 'repeatedly' uploading a previously rejected shot. So, can it be improved and, if so, where, and in the end is it worth it?

Constructive views gratefully received.

Happy Christmas to all colleagues in the Forum.

Paul  Smile

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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3553 times:
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I blame work stress!

Here is the link I forgot to put in the post Embarrassment

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/TFARW2112.jpg

Apologies for my mistake.

Paul


User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

The site seems to be having issues with emails at the moment, though I can't really comment as I haven't uploaded anything for a few months!

The only place jaggies are clear are on the horizontal stabiliser - looks out of place compared to the rest of the shot, so I'd assume thats the reason. Also to a lesser extent on the starboard (shaded  Laugh out loud) side of the leading edge.



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User currently offlineLeanOfPeak From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 509 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

Yep, leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer is what really bugs me. Also some on the cockpit windows and on the titling.

Nice shot.

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User currently offlineMikec From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 247 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Yep the leading edge of the horizontal stabiliser is probably the cause. Any easy way to fix shots like this assuming you are using Photoshop. Re-process it and go back to the sharpening process - I'm not sure how you are doing it, but assuming you are applying a standard USM. Say you are applying 200, 0.2, 0 - keep reapplying it until you see the horizontal stabliser start to go jaggy. Then hit the undo command to put it back unjagged. Save the image at its highest quality, and then close and reopen it.

This time go Layer --> Duplicate Layer. Keep resharpening until you are happy with the image as a whole. The stabiliser will go jagged. Then click the eraser button (below the clone stamp) and erase over the horizonal stabiliser - this will erase the sharpening only (not the whole photo!) since you made the duplicate layer. Voila! You have the image sharpened to your liking without the stabiliser going jagged.

This is a good method for images that need more sharpening but delicate parts won't take as much sharpening as the rest of the image needs and can take - for instance in between flaps, leading edges of wings and horizontal stabilisers and also cheatlines.

BTW - great shot!

[Edited 2004-12-23 19:05:21]

User currently offlineRunway27right From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3499 times:

I actually seen worse 'jagged' accepted.


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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3489 times:

Nice pic Paul!

Thanks Michael for sharing the Photoshop tip. I was just looking for something like that. Simple but elegant.

Roel.



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User currently offlineErwin972 From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 500 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3482 times:



Another Photoshop sharpening trick then:

Duplicate a layer and sharpen it to just a bit too much. Set the layer blend mode to darken.

Duplicate this layer and now set the blend mode to lighten.

You now have split the sharpening in a dark and a light layer. You can use the Opacity sliders to decrease the amount of sharpening. This should give you improved sharpening results and more control!

For very delicate parts which are jagged too much just make a layer mask and paint on this mask with a black brush to erase the jagged parts. Nice thing of working with a layer mask is that you can undo it completely by painting the mask with white again and thus making the layer visible.


Kind regards,
Erwin



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User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3464 times:
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Thanks very much everyone - I do appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Those couple of positive comments about the photo itself have spurred me on to try again, so it's back in the queue.

Happy Christmas.

All the best.

Paul


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

I actually seen worse 'jagged' accepted.


And what exactly does saying this accomplish?



Wietse de Graaf
User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3048 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 3419 times:
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Update - already uploaded and accepted! Now that is efficient screening.  Big thumbs up

Thanks again to all for your advice. Hope you can spot the difference.


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Photo © Paul Markman



Paul


User currently offlineRunway27right From United States of America, joined May 2004, 131 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

I (I've) actually seen worse 'jagged' accepted.


And what exactly does saying this accomplish?


The same as your response to it.


And this response.


And your next response most likely


(The Internet - where you can post a message, get 250 responses,
100 will disagree, 100 will correct spelling and 50 will reply 'I don't know what you mean')



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