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    Default pictures appears soft

    what is the cause of picture looking soft..not sharp...is it shaky hand??
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    Default Re: pictures appears soft

    Post a picture to see if whats the problem.No pic very hard to tell.


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    yes pic tells a thousand words

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    how to post a pic here?
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    upload the pic on some pic uploading site like imageshack.us or clubsnap gallary
    click on insert image button just ontop of the reply text box

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    Hi would like to borrow the thread to ask some questions. Normally for night shots do you all use natural, normal or vivid? How about day time?

    Thanks in advance for any enlightenment

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007
    how to post a pic here?
    send the pic to my email alfie.damian@gmail.com
    will help u post process. better tat way??

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    Hi borrow this thread again This picture I used vivid; for daytime it's ok to use vivid right?


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    theres no problem with using any mode, it depends on the person behind the camera. I go with normal all the way, a little too lazy to change and if theres i need i will do pp

    and what are you trying to show on this pic?

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    i dont think you should use the modes.

    unless you dunno how to post process....

    its always better to use PS than to allow your cam to process it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernstein1234
    Hi borrow this thread again This picture I used vivid; for daytime it's ok to use vivid right?

    it all depends on urself. I use vivid to shoot fireworks & ppl.
    Shoot the same shot using different setting, then compare the pics.
    tats how u leran & understand ur camera performance better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007
    how to post a pic here?
    did minor adjustment to ur pic below...............compare with ur original

    1. Ur original Pic


    2. did minor contast adjustment


    3. did minor contast adjustment


    note: both pic using different editing software

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    My try - manipulate curve and saturation:


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    jpeg after editing turns out really bad man....can see the photo is edited.....
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    heres mine, not much different and not a very good one compare to others

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007
    jpeg after editing turns out really bad man....can see the photo is edited.....
    the camera already does processing of images even in TIFF or Jpeg... best is still to post process it after shooting, can't get miracle photographs out of just the camera alone..

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    Quote Originally Posted by FZ5owner
    it all depends on urself. I use vivid to shoot fireworks & ppl.
    Shoot the same shot using different setting, then compare the pics.
    tats how u leran & understand ur camera performance better.
    Totally agree, depending also what you want to capture and tell: FZ5 Still Live Vivid Mode.
    Photos were not post-processed, just resized for web. (Not mine though, how I wished)

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    here you go.. my try-
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    Things I've done in the 1min job
    1) raise the curve
    2) reduce shadows using a script that I have
    3) raise saturation level of the yellow and cyan component
    4) v slight sharpening via lab colour sharpening (I kinda regret because now that I look back, the image is sharp enough, no need to do this)
    5) create a curve layer, mask only the statue using a brush to paint in mask area.
    6) save
    Last edited by unseen; 23rd April 2006 at 04:43 AM.

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    I tested vivid mode last time, and I stoppped using it. The red colour tends to be blown, not to my liking. Upping saturation in PS is alot easier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlpk007
    jpeg after editing turns out really bad man....can see the photo is edited.....
    It's a matter of rubbish in rubbish out. The original jpeg provided was of uber low quality, I don't think you can expect us to give you something good right?
    I always edit and save at quality 11 (similar to 92% of other app's jpeg quality) and for web purposes, I never go below 9 level because after that I find the images looking quite horrible.
    The image given original1.jpg was only saved at level 8... -.-"

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