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User currently offlineGertLOWG From Austria, joined May 2005, 85 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4247 times:


I got a rejection because of jaggies in this photo:
Is it possible to correct these jaggies? I use Phase One Pro for my RAW files and Photoshop Elements 3.0.

What do you think about this photo:
Are the jaggies to strong or is it good enough to let it in queue?

Thank you very much, and sorry about my bad english.

Best Regards!


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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4244 times:


The KLM shot is too jaggie, especially around the nose area of the 767 and with wings, either corrected by being less agressive when you sharpen or by other means in photoshop although I am no wizz at editing, just do the basics so someone like JeffM or similar will be able to help you, or have a search of the archives to find one of the threads on avoiding jaggies and editing.

The second one looks good to me, on my monitor and with my eyes I think it would be harsh if the NW -10 got rejected for being jaggie but everyone has a different monitor and different views on jaggies so who knows.


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4211 times:
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Hi Gert.

Yep - that first one is suffering with noticeable jaggies on the cheat line. The second much less so, though near the nose there are slight jaggies on the livery (and very slightly on the wing). But I am not sure these would warrant a rejection. You may have more problems convincing the screeners that the image is level.

I would suggest the following method - apply your sharpening to a duplicate layer. Then if jaggies are produced you can use the eraser tool to 'rub out' the sharpening you have applied in particular areas - e.g. along the cheat line - and by altering the settings you can rub out different amounts of the sharpening initially applied. Thus, for example, by setting the tool to 100%, you will rub out all the sharpening applied to the copy layer, so exposing the unsharpened background layer below. When you are happy with what you see simply merge the layers and you have one photo again.

Another method is to mask off the areas that you do not want to sharpen, or select them, but I find this more complicated than the method described above, and they should produce the same result.

Let me know if you need any more help.

All the best.


User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4178 times:

Once all you other corrections are done and you are ready for sharpening, just duplicate the layer, sharpen (standard or usm at 500-.02-0), then select Layer>Layer Mask>Hide all. At this point you won't see any sharpening. Check to make sure the two colors (foreground and background squares) are white and black. Make White the active color, then select a paint brush with a hardness of about 20-30, an opacity around 40-60, then just "paint" your sharpening on the areas you want. If you get too much, switch to the black brush and paint off some sharpening. No need to mess with erasing. Want more sharpening, switch back to white and keep going. Flatten when done.

You can use this method for levels, shadow removal, saturation, etc.....

User currently offlineConinpa From Luxembourg, joined May 2005, 247 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4162 times:

Hi JeffM,
Thanks a lot for this technique, it works great. I should re-read my Photoshop manuals... or get a PS class fro you. If you ever come here, I take you on a T210 run in exchange of a few techniques like this. Smile

Patrick De Coninck
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

Quoting Coninpa (Reply 4):
Thanks a lot for this technique, it works great.

No problem, glad you like it!

User currently offlineGertLOWG From Austria, joined May 2005, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Thank you very much .

[Edited 2006-04-17 11:23:09]

User currently offlineZSOFN From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1415 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

About the 2nd photo; it looks like it needs a touch of CCW rotation to me.

Nice shot!

User currently offlineGertLOWG From Austria, joined May 2005, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4059 times:

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 683 File size: 519kb

Is it better now? Maybe to soft?

Here is the rejected photo:

Big version: Width: 1024 Height: 682 File size: 468kb

[Edited 2006-04-18 10:53:20]

User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1976 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4034 times:

Quoting GertLOWG (Reply 8):

Is it better now? Maybe to soft?

It's definitely less jagged.

It also appears to be unlevel now. Might need a CCW rotation a bit.

User currently offlineTriStar501 From Austria, joined Feb 2004, 92 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3977 times:

It appears a bit too soft to me, and it needs definitely some CCW rotation.

- Andreas

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