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Before and after - show your editing prowess Post processing can transform images that might, at a glance, be considered to be without potential. This board has been created to show the before and after results of editing and post-processing. The differences can be very dramatic!

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What this new forum board is all about

We all enjoy the final results after an image has been edited. But I know it's an interesting journey - the differences between what you started with and what you finished with can be stark and amazing. Here are a couple of examples from me but I am sure many of you have even more striking before and after examples to show!

Before:



(the middle frame in a 7-frame sequence of 2/3rd stop bracketed shots)

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The 7 brackets combined and processed in Photoshop CS6.


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Feel free to discuss and comment, but what we'd really like is to see some examples of yours!

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Re: What this new forum board is all about

Great idea Ian!

Here's a before and after treatment of a shot I took in Amsterdam in 2010. The only thing I did was bump up the saturation.



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Re: What this new forum board is all about

This is the Moreno Lake in Patagonia. Original in color. Processed in BW.



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Some very interesting examples, guys - keep them coming

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Re: What this new forum board is all about

Truly amazing results.

Ian, I would have dumped your 1st before shot immediately on seeing it without giving a thought to any recovery attempt. Nice piece of work.
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Before & After

In my early days of digital, I wasn't convinced that I'd use it more than film, so just got an Olympus C8080WZ rather than a full DSLR.
I didn't even have any "Processing" software. One return from a trip to Norfolk, I set about seeing what I could do without spending a fortune on Photoshop.

This was one that I was very disappointed with, as I had really messed up the exposure, along with other things



Then I discovered, what I still consider to be one of the best B&W convertors, in the Picasa software.
Using the "Filter on B&W" and multiple "Graduated Filters" plus the usual crop, rotate, align, etc., the end result was this.
I printed this one and it did quite well in club competitions.

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Re: What this new forum board is all about

I'll play Ian, a grab shot of Alexis one of my Granddaughters at Christmas time.

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Another shot from our Rhine Cruise in 2010. These leaves were on a wall in Cochem, Germany in the heart of the Mosel Wine District. I copied one leaf in Photoshop and pasted it over the flawed area and again bumped up the saturation (maybe too much?).



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There were many on display and lots of interest in them, I waited about 20 minutes for this pic just showing three of them without bodies - apart from a half of a pigeon which I left in for a reason.

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I commented on this elsewhere - but I really like the way this has turned out, Barr1e - can you share with us a little about how you did this?

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Re: What this new forum board is all about

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I commented on this elsewhere - but I really like the way this has turned out, Barr1e - can you share with us a little about how you did this?

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Just back from a few days granddaughter sitting, I will reply a little later.

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I was digging through shots from a trip to Hawaii in 2004 and ran across this shot. You rarely see Diamondhead from above. Taking the shot through the plane's window produced a less than satisfying shot. This morning I opened it in PhotoShop Elements and did nothing more than "Auto Smart Fix" with the following result.



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This picture was taken today. It was edited in CS6.



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Wow. Dramatic difference!
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Re: What this new forum board is all about

It is amazing how many data are hidden into a digital raw file. The original is a dull and not very nice picture as I saw the scene with my eyes. But the info was revived by editing
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