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Old 06-23-2006, 11:22 AM
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There is a conflict with Adobe PS and the Apple keyboard shortcuts.

Go into your Sys Prefs->Keyboard & Mouse-> Keyboard Shortcuts and scroll down through the list till you get to the Keyboard Navigation area. Check through these for the the one that is using OPTION+COMMAND+~ and change it to something else. I think it's the "Move focus to the window drawer" shortcut.

This has been an issue Adobe PhotoShop vs Apple Keyboard Shortcuts for some time. I'm surprised it hasn't been corrected by now.

I've changed mine in the screen shot below.
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Old 06-23-2006, 01:20 PM
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What, pray tell, are "blown highlights". Obviously I'm not a photographer but when I compared to original to some of the "corrected" copies I thought that the original was better.

What is this old mind missing.(Please do not tell me a brain.)

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Old 06-27-2006, 06:42 AM
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Highlights are areas of a photograph that are strongly illuminated, once they clip and become "blown" due to the area being too bright for the camera settings, no details are recorded. This usually happens for contrasty scenes when your camera has metered for the darker areas. Once detail and color is lost the only recovery is to fix the highlights as reflected in many of the posts here, it is to remove the complete (100%) white areas. this is seen on this example on clothes, flesh and metal pole.
Also Ideally nothing on an image should be pure white as that area is not printed and left as paper, so all ideally you want at least a 10% off white to ensure complete coverage.

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