'Push-Processing' to Higher ISOs - Better! - Easier!!

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Gordon W
Gordon W Veteran Member • Posts: 4,037
'Push-Processing' to Higher ISOs - Better! - Easier!!

If you read my previous thread on this topic (highly recommended reading ;-), you know it was based on Screen Stacking to lower noise levels on recovering seriously underexposed images that were being 'Push-Processed'.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=7607819

NOW...if you have Photoshop CS there's an even easier way to achieve virtually identical results using CS's Shadow/Highlight command on a SINGLE image (no stacking required ;-)!!!

The image below shows the resized original file, the same file using the aforementioned Screen Stacking technique, and lastly, the resized original file after applying Shadow/Highlight with Shadows Amount and Tonal Width cranked to 100%. Minor other adjustments were made for it to more closely match the look of the previous version, plus the same touch of Neat Image, but the bulk of the work is done by Shadow/Highlight.

And again, for those interested, 100% crops can be seen here...

http://www.pbase.com/image/25977172

The fact that this uses only one image and gives nearly identical results makes this much more practical since it can be used on moving subjects!

FWIW

http://www.pbase.com/merriwolf/

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