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Old 08-20-2008, 11:19 AM
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LucisPro

http://www.lucispro.com/homepage1.htm
http://www.lucispro.com/lucis-artistic/artist-index.htm

Looks like lucispro is ready to order. If anyone has "bit the bullet" please let me know your feedback.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:56 AM
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Re: LucisPro

I'm expecting my copy later today. I hope to post some quick comparisons to Adjust and ContrastMaster as a start.
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Old 08-20-2008, 11:22 PM
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Re: LucisPro

One thing said in the promo letter was the new program would provide smoother pics with less grain (like skin)...let me know if this is the case.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:45 AM
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Re: LucisPro

I haven't tried it with people photos just yet, but you can now get into individual channels and apply effects to each separately, so this may be a way to deal with noise. You can now also control those spiky artifacts and restore the image's original color if desired (assuming Lucis Pro colored it in some way).

I posted a quick comparison set of Lucis Pro and Topaz Adjust here. I'll add more examples to it soon.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:51 AM
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Re: LucisPro

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I posted a quick comparison set of Lucis Pro and Topaz Adjust here. I'll add more examples to it soon.
I gave a very quick jab at some of the original pics and I come very close to your results with free plugins only, plus eventually some blending with the original image.

I used :

Adaptive Equalization by Reinder Graphics
Multiple Histogram Equalization by Belousov
Local Contrast Enhancement by PhotoPlugins
SuperSmooth by Xero

Anything else they can do to justify the price tag, particularly for Lucis ?
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:08 PM
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Re: LucisPro

Can you post the results somewhere for us to see?

Your workflow sounds great if one has a lot of time and no deadlines! ;-)
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:33 PM
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Re: LucisPro

I point out that it is either or and not all at once as far as the plugins go so the workflow is extremely simple and fast! ;-)

If you provide clean images to start with I'll give it a jab.

I won't post what I have obtained because it is not too nice due to the fact that the jpeg compression artifacts also get emphasized by the treatment. Otherwise I think it's pretty much there .

But you can try yourself as well I guess.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:22 PM
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Re: LucisPro

Ah. It sounded like you used a 4- or 5-step sandwich ;-).

Until I get back on broadband next week the images I already posted will have to do, but you can post a before-and-after using your own images if you wish.

I haven't Googled them all yet but I assume most of these plug-ins are Windows-only (?). That would limit their desirability (at least for Mac users!).
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Old 08-22-2008, 02:10 PM
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Re: LucisPro

thanks for the initial comparison, as i am so confused for now as to whether to get adjust or contrastmaster, although ive played with both all week. i like contrastmasters controls, i just wish i knew more detailed exactly what the 3 main tabs are doing and settings, other than 'good for small details, better for larger details' and so forth.
im guessing all types of the these contrast apps are processor intensive as the initial releases are a tad slow to process.
i look forward to your thoughts and compairons with contrastmaster...
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:20 PM
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Re: LucisPro

Terranaut, are you a digital terrain-generating type? I enjoy that too (Terragen, etc.).

I corresponded with Adjust's developer yesterday and I am told they have made some speed improvements which we should see soon.

And yes, I do have to add ContrastMaster results to my comparisons!
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