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Started Oct 13, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Well, we could argue about this...
In reply to tedolf, Oct 15, 2011

tedolf wrote:

'till the cows come home but here is my rational.

For unadorned surfaces that meet at an angle, the extra grain amplifies minor differences in relflectivity emphasizing the intersections of the different planes. Without the extra grain (artificial surface detail) the topologically complex ceiling in the church shot would just look flat.

on the opposite, no wall, cailing etc is completely flat - if you render all details, which might be lost in grain. AN exception of course, a glass facades - but there grain looks even worse.

On human faces, it does the same thing, amplifies intersecting surfaces which is not good for people's faces and the extra texture just makes them look like they have s skin condition.

Correct, if we talk about studio portraits, wedding photograsphy, glamour or anything aspiring to something like this.

You would get that kind of grain anyway just because of the low light setting. Adding the Noisy Grain Filter just goes overboard without any compelling reason.

There are two reasons: the grain produces a special atmosphere and , in otherwise too soft images, a structure that gives some impression of sharpness.

Peter.

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