Canon PowerShot G15 - User's Perspective

Started Jan 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Canon PowerShot G15 Holy cr@p,a pic :o - User's Perspective
In reply to Jack Simpson, Aug 31, 2013

Jack Simpson wrote:

No problem Vince and, truth be told, I had a wee fiddle with the pics in a similar matter as you and, when I did it, too much noise showed up in the shadow area so I opted for the more "moody" look (:roll eyes:) But, you seem to have worked a bit of the "noise reduction" magic

Surprisingly I didn't use any noise reduction - a lot of my photos as you know are either against the light with subjects in silhouette or with very high contrast - so I discovered Curves - I only use a very old version of Ulead PhotoImpact 8 (free with Personal Computer World - UK mag - Dec/2004!) or in this case for quick edits I use FastStone PhotoViewer - but almost any curves (or Tone map) would do I simply try pulling up the shadow (about 1/8-1/4 way up the diagonal)

Pulling up the shadow details using curves

Notice unless very drastic - contrast is preserved, in pegging the white and black points.

Then finish with fine tuning with brightness/contrast.

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