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User currently offlineRobban75 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4300 times:

I got this photo rejected because it was over sharpened?

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...ections/big/20061128_mirage2K1.jpg

Thing is, apart from adding a tiny bit of contrast, the only modification to the original is that it has been downsized. The original size is 3008X2000 and the format is JPG.

What to do?  Sad

//Robert

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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4294 times:

Robert,

Very nice image! To be honest i've never experienced major jaggies when re-sizing and NOT applying sharpening but I have heard that perhaps re-sizing in stages might help reduce this.

Good luck with it

Regards
Colin


User currently offlineFlyingZacko From Germany, joined May 2005, 583 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4279 times:

Quoting Robban75 (Thread starter):
Thing is, apart from adding a tiny bit of contrast, the only modification to the original is that it has been downsized. The original size is 3008X2000 and the format is JPG.

What to do? Sad

Sounds to me like you might have the in-camera sharpening set too high. Check the camera settings and make sure to have the in-camera sharpening turned off, or set to 0.

Cheers,
Sebastian



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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4278 times:
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Quoting Robban75 (Thread starter):
What to do?

If you didn't sharpen the shot you could still, after resizing, use a softening mask to eliminate the jaggies.
Here's a quick edit, though since I'm not at my "post-processing computer" I'm not 100% sure about the result:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...g/ready/20061128_mirage2K1edit.jpg

Thierry



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User currently offlineJid From Barbados, joined Dec 2004, 972 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4238 times:

Down sizing an image will normally soften it just a touch. If your image has come out of the camera oversharp, as said above turn off your camera's sharpening process. One thing you can try in PS is when you re-size your image, set the Resample Image choice to Bicubic Smoother. This will not try and add any sharpening to the resizing process.

Good luck,

Jid



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User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4218 times:

Robert,

What program and method did you use to downsize the image? I have seen this kind of "over-sharpening" look on pictures which was resized using a bad image editor or wrong method of resizing.

"The Gimp" is an excellent image editor. Both open source and free of charge.

Kind regards,
Jacob


User currently offlineDbudd From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 228 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4190 times:

Thierry

Tell us newbies more about this 'softening mask'. Seperate layer and then what??

Dave


User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4177 times:
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Quoting Dbudd (Reply 6):
Tell us newbies more about this 'softening mask'

Well, first you gotta create a duplicate layer which you'll then soften as much as required with the normal softening option (now the whole image is treated); you'll cover it with a mask layer (all softening disappears again) and then you take the brush tool and remove the mask (thus making the softening visible) where it is required.
After having treated all the required areas you merge the layers and you're done.
You can of course repeat the step as often as you want.
In addition the masking method works with about any tool, like sharpening, saturation, contrast, lighting, ...

That way you'll get the required changes only on those parts of the photo where you need them.  Smile

Thierry



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User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

Quoting ThierryD (Reply 7):
mask

NOT available in Elements! I must save up for CS2 someday


User currently offlineGarry From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 183 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4131 times:

Hi Colin - get yourself onto e bay you can pick a copy of cs2 up for £10. Also Elements 5 is either just out or coming out and it may have Masks built in? I believe they have updated the file browser to Adobe Bridge too which is the browser in CS2 and is excellent.


Regards
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User currently offlineThierryD From Luxembourg, joined Dec 2005, 2061 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
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Quoting Garry (Reply 9):
get yourself onto e bay you can pick a copy of cs2 up for £10

maybe the upgrade or the handbook but surely not a fully functional Full version of CS2! ...not even on ebay!

Thierry



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User currently offlineAvsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Quoting Garry (Reply 9):
Elements 5 is either just out or coming out and it may have Masks built in?

I have PSE 5.0 and it does not have the capability to make masks. An individual would have to use the different versions of PhotoShop.



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User currently offlineRobban75 From Sweden, joined Aug 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Thanks for the replies all!  Smile

Quoting Jajo (Reply 5):
What program and method did you use to downsize the image?

Hi Jacob,

I usually downsize the images in photoshop, and sometimes in MS paint.


User currently offlineJajo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3967 times:

Quoting Robban75 (Reply 12):
sometimes in MS paint

No good idea!

That would explain the sharp edges on the photo, MS paint has a very bad resize feature.

Regards,

/ Jacob


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