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Old 03-08-2006, 02:11 PM
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very cool. nancy

i went a bit differently also. the scientific name for this is 'cobrata serpantium royale'.

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Old 03-08-2006, 02:28 PM
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Nothing fancy

A quick effort with an PS action
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Old 03-08-2006, 09:50 PM
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Black and White Pseudogrey.

Just trying some fine-art work this time. For those who have not heard about Pseudogrey, just click here. I used the 16-bit to 8-bit perl script by Alex Wilson for this version of Pseudogrey (I use a lot of variations, but went back to an oldy, for me that is, for this conversion; yes I'm a geek; lol).

By the way, the jpeg compression process does cause a lot of tone loss, but I was able to retain over 900 tones anyway (out of a possible 1786 tones).

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Found some issues which I fixed. Also increase the number of tones to over 1000.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:38 PM
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lk,

that's VERY cool!

how do you run or implement that script?

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Old 03-08-2006, 11:52 PM
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I use Perl2EXE (free version; some caveates using the free version since it adds a 2 second delay at the tail end of the conversion, but I'm cheap and can pay this price). I created the executable and created a shortcut to it on my desktop. I drag the raw file (needs to be 16-bit IBM Greyscale RAW) onto the shortcut and it executes. If you download the perl2exe program and install, you can use the compiled program (from the perlscript) here. Just place all these files in the same directory as Perl2EXE is located at and create your shortcut from the batch file.

PS: I did do some enhancements prior to the conversion using Bruce's Action blened with the original.
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Old 03-09-2006, 12:05 AM
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lk,

where you are cheap, i am lazy. perl2exe for windows requires an installation of perl on your machine. looks like more complexity with the RAW too. and not quite sure i followed your explanation there for all the installs.

but your image certainly does look good.

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Old 03-09-2006, 12:31 AM
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Hey Craig,

When I downloaded the program, it installed complete (see attached capture). Didn't take much room. It's been a while since I downloaded this gem, but I don't recall having to download other components. It has the ability to compile perscript itself as I recall.
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Old 03-09-2006, 09:26 AM
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ok, i got perl2exe.
unzipped it to c:\perl2exe .
downloaded
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you can use the compiled program (from the perlscript) here
that part from your post.
unzipped that into the same directory as the perl2exe.
made a shortcut of the pseudo.bat file and put it on the desktop.

opened psp 10 and the CRW_0312.jpg picture of the flower.
saved as CRW_0312-grey.raw (put it in greyscale first)
copied that file to the desktop.
dragged and dropped the .raw file onto the .bat file.
a dos window opened, said something about where it was working on a temp and a blurb about the full version of perl2exe and closed
not knowing where the finished file would end up, i looked around and found a new file where the old one was. it was named CRW_0312-grey.raw.tmp

so, do i simply now re-name this .tmp file to get rid of the .tmp extension and load it or did i do something wrong here?

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Old 03-09-2006, 09:43 AM
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ok, i removed the .tmp extension and renamed the file. that seemed to work. however, i think i've goofed somehow on converting the original .jpg into .raw or on loading the finished, transformed .raw into psp. attached is just one example of what i get when i load this file back into psp.

it's possible that i saved the original file into .raw rgb, interleaved instead of greyscale. i seem to recall something like that. you had said use 16 bit .raw and when i converted to grayscale, that of course is 8 bit. so, i made it grayscale first and then put it back to rgb with all gray tones. how the heck do you get 16 bit grayscale? i can only get 8 bit.

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I should have added some additional info.

Yes, you delete your old 16-bit Raw file and rename the new file as .raw

I see you figured that part out. Now, when you open this raw, the dimensions have to be identical to the original; the number of channels, however, have to be set to 3 (RGB now, not greyscale). It's also 8-bit now, not 16-bit. Hope this helps Craig.

As a side note, the reason I named the resulting file {originalraw}.tmp was if I named the same as the file being operated on, the program crashed. I was too lazy to figure out why, so I did it this way. I then just delete the original raw file and rename the new one without the .tmp extention.
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