Old 03-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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Let's cut to the chase...How the heck do I fix noise/grain? It seems as if I've avoided the contrast issue which is good, but now this...I'm starting to feel as if shooting 3/4s are less troublesome than going out of the box with my shots lately, but I'm up for the 'challenge' I suppose....


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BTW the original shot after only being leveled & cropped is attached:
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:46 AM   #2
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Anthony,

I don't care for the contrast in the rejected image nor do I care for the contrast in the attachment. I think you have too much contrast in the rejection and not enough in the attachment.

Noise is simple to remove especially in the sky. My two suggestions would be to either give the sky a little bit of the blur tool or just run it through standard noise removal via a Photoshop plug in or a standalone noise removal program such as Noise Ninja, Neat Image, and so forth.

Additionally, I'd really like to see the distortion removed. Some major distortion in both attached files.

Otherwise, I applaud you on thinking outside of the wedge.

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Old 03-23-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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Don't forget to clone out those dust spots. I see at least two. Time to clean the sensor!
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Something is way weird with that sky too. It seems like there has been something off with your latest shots, like the power is soft and dull, not sure why.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:34 PM   #5
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Question PSE 9 help!

So, I just downloaded the trail of PSE 9 and I'm trying to fix the distortion problem but I'm having a problem with the size of the photo while editing...Is there any way you can make the photo bigger to better see what you're editing?
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Not sure what you mean, but maybe

click the little magnifying glass and make sure it is on "+"
then click on the picture
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Control and the + sign works for me.
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Ah, found it!

Anywho, the shot is still in the Queue, and has gotten the little funky skipped treatment so I guess I'll still have to wait for a different screener to give it the second rejection, I mean look....
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Maybe you should shoot with a lower ISO too.

That way you will have more pixels to start out with.
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Maybe you should shoot with a lower ISO too.

That way you will have more [accurate] pixels to start out with.
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Maybe you should shoot with a lower ISO too.
If you are referring to his rejected shot in this thread, his camera was at ISO 100.
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If you are referring to his rejected shot in this thread, his camera was at ISO 100.
Ah, from the look of it I figured it was 400 or so.

Well, then he needs to get closer, or use a bigger lens so the cropping is less.

The other issue might be that the image is being saved in a condensed format rather than in RAW.

ISO 100 won't do much good if you tell the camera to only save 1/2 the information.

ISO 100 usually gives you plenty of data, so a slight crop should not be that grainy.

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