Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 32
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
Thanks for the response Markus,
My M.O with the images was as follows (using Photoshop 7):
1. Adjust levels to bring the image back in line with how I remember the conditions or what I find more pleasing to the eye. The images straight from the camera always look a bit muted.
2. Rotational adjustments to get the picture level
3. Crop the image using a 6.666X5 ratio
4. Re-size the image to 1024x768
5. Sharpen up the image using a photoshop plugin called 'Ultra Sharp'
6. Sharpen further if necessary using USM
7. Save as a JPEG file using min compression.
I'll have another go at re-working them tonight I think. Out of interest, can you or anyone else give me your interpretation of what BadScan means in the context of these three images? Please be assured I'm not throwing a hissy fit over these rejections, it would just be really useful to have some pointers which highlight what it is about the image that qualifies it for BadScan.
Hmmm... Developing this further, it strikes me it would be really useful if there was a page which provided specific examples of all the image related rejections. I would of course be more than happy to submit any of my rejected images as I think I've had images rejected for just about every reason going!
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AvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1046 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
Hey Rez, looks like a god location to spot. I use the S602 as well and after shooting in 6MP Fine mode I usually use this process:
- Level and Crop if necessary
- Adjust colour balance
- Adjust brightness/contrast
- Resize leaving the image as large as possible without quality being affected
- Use USM ONLY anywhere between 1 to 3 passes
I usually use 100%, radius 0.3 and threshold 0 for the first pass and use 50%, radius 0.2 and threshold 0 for any subsequent passes. Some recent examples are:
Using USM only should cut down on the amount of overall grain I see in your photos on my monitor and hopefully improve the odds of them getting accepted. But I do think that the raw form of these images are very good material to work with as it looks like you have it mostly right in the first place.
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