Old 11-24-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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This one contradicts itself. I see what the over sharpened part is, but blurry? If you can point out the blurriness, please tell me.
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How is this poor image quality?
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:06 PM   #2
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1: lots of power lines with jaggies, which sometimes happens when oversharpening. Also jaggies on the sides of the passenger cars also. The nose seems a bit soft.

2: the side of the 112 looks awful. If that is what it actually looks like, you need to say so in the remarks to the screener.
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Ok, thanks JRDMC! I re-did the METRA picture and did a slight softening on the power lines and touched up the METRA cars with a little painting, and appealed with CSX picture saying that that is what the engine looks like.
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Ok, thanks JRDMC! I re-did the METRA picture and did a slight softening on the power lines and touched up the METRA cars with a little painting, and appealed with CSX picture saying that that is what the engine looks like.
Painting????

What did you do?
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For the first one, note how sharp the "Westomnt" text on the tank is compared to the "Metra". I think your focus may have been set for the tank and not the train so it may be a focus issue not a sharpening issue.

The second one looks like the saturation is a little too high. That could account for the grain on the front of the loco but I think it has a shot if you reduce it slightly.

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By painting, I used the paintbrush in PSP and did some hand coloring. That took away some of the sharpness affect.

I cleaned up the CSX and re-submitted that. i also sharpened the train, and softened the tower just a schtickle and re-submitted that too.
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By painting, I used the paintbrush in PSP and did some hand coloring. That took away some of the sharpness affect.
This sounds like it might be a form of digital manipulation which is against RP rules. Furthermore, I don't understand what you are trying to do - what are you coloring, what color was it, what color are you making it, etc. Perhaps I don't understand your jargon.
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Well from the looks of the image that got accepted compared to the original rejection posted here, it looks like it was definately digitally manipulated, but it made it in. Are the rules for manipulation being loosened a bit perhaps?
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Well from the looks of the image that got accepted compared to the original rejection posted here, it looks like it was definately digitally manipulated, but it made it in. Are the rules for manipulation being loosened a bit perhaps?
The screener only sees the one shot, not old and new side by side.

EDIT: just found the accepted shot. Yikes! The screeners just plain missed it, I think.
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