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escallonia 21-04-12 01:39 PM

Victoria plum blossom
 
Looks like we shall be having some plums this year.

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/1058/Victoria_plum.jpg

John.

OlyPaul 21-04-12 03:24 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Very nice and the background is nicely out of focus to make them stand out John.:)

I know it is not in critique John but I have to say for a ISO 200 shot there is lot of noise/artifacting in the OOF background probably from sharpening.

I see you processed it in LR4, you do know you can mask the background in the detail module or alternatively/as well use the adjustment brush to selectively brush the noise out and/or selectively brush sharpness in?

escallonia 21-04-12 03:36 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Hello Paul thanks for replying and thanks for your observation.
I am learning on LR4 never used the brush will have to have a go I am having a bit of a problem in resizing in LR4 at the moment I am exporting to Irfan view and resizing from that program. you are right about the noise in the bokeh also I was trying to get the blossom to stand out.

OlyPaul 21-04-12 05:05 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
John why don't you resize for the web in LR4 and then export it choosing sharpen for web, this way LR adds the correct amount of sharpening for the chosen size.:)

Pops 21-04-12 05:16 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Hope you get a good crop. In my opinion Victoria are the finest plums in the world.

escallonia 21-04-12 07:29 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OlyPaul (Post 64278)
John why don't you resize for the web in LR4 and then export it choosing sharpen for web, this way LR adds the correct amount of sharpening for the chosen size.:)

Paul I will have to get my head around the resizing on LR But I will give it a go don't expect a quick return to the thread regards John.

escallonia 21-04-12 07:32 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pops (Post 64281)
Hope you get a good crop. In my opinion Victoria are the finest plums in the world.

Hi Pops had a good crop last year, the only thing I don't want is a frost.*chr John.

escallonia 21-04-12 08:17 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by escallonia (Post 64288)
Paul I will have to get my head around the resizing on LR But I will give it a go don't expect a quick return to the thread regards John.

HELP Paul.
Cannot find resizing with LR 4 John.

OlyPaul 21-04-12 09:51 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
1-In Library mode highlight the thumbnails you wish to resize.

2-Click on the Export button which will bring up the export dialogue box.

3- Set the folder you wish to export the resized images to in my case it is a folder called Web

4- Pretty well follow my setting here and adjust them to your own preference.

When done click the add box and save it as a preset called Web so you do not have to keep setting it up.

All that remains then is to click the export button and let LR do it's work.

Shout if you need any more help John.

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/1138/resize.jpg

escallonia 22-04-12 11:35 AM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Done that Paul you are very helpful guy thanks a lot. I have kept to my original file to save,, looking at your dialogue box I noticed that you set your resolution at 72 pixels is that enough for picture quality?
best regards John.

Pol 22-04-12 12:31 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by escallonia (Post 64309)
Done that Paul you are very helpful guy thanks a lot. I have kept to my original file to save,, looking at your dialogue box I noticed that you set your resolution at 72 pixels is that enough for picture quality?
best regards John.

72 pixels is ok for viewing on the internet but you'd need to save at maybe 200-200 pixel resolution for a decent print.

jpegs are only viewed at 72pixels on the web anyway - so it's an ideal resolution for 'saving for web' as it keeps the file size down. It also means anyone who might nick your picture will only be 'stealing' a low resolution file.


Pol

escallonia 22-04-12 02:37 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Explained Pol good tip on the print option thanks a lot Regards John.
P/S I like this site every one is so helpful.

OlyPaul 23-04-12 07:50 AM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Glad to be of help John.:)

And yes Pol explained it well, it pays to set up different export presets.

In my screen grab the output one is set up for prints to be sent to the online printers.

The screen one is for images scaled to be viewed on my monitor and TV screen (small size files) they all go through this process as I like to browse them with another application as LR is not the best at just browsing images quickly in full screen mode.:)

Ian 23-04-12 12:44 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pops (Post 64281)
Hope you get a good crop. In my opinion Victoria are the finest plums in the world.

Seconded :)

Ian

Ian 23-04-12 12:46 PM

Re: Victoria plum blossom
 
My setting is slightly different to Paul's for exporting - I just set 800 pixels for the longest side and limit JPEG size to 230K.

Ian


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