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Old 11-22-2005, 04:41 PM
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Washed Out, In Front of Window Image

Well here is yet another image from a cell phone! This one has awful lighting. The light from the window is destroying so much detail.

I tried to bring back some detail with a curves AL, but it really darkened the mother's face.

Any tips on how I can get this more tonal without muddying up the features? Also, how would I restore detail?

I am posting the original and the curves adjusted one.
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:08 PM
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Hey how is it every time you add a post yours is huge, i just noticed that in another thread, your posting is larger are you using html or something like that, or is it cos your adding music?
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:15 PM
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Hey how is it every time you add a post yours is huge, i just noticed that in another thread, your posting is larger are you using html or something like that, or is it cos your adding music?
Hey Legacy~Art,

I have no idea. My settings are just the normal RTP ones. I don't use HTML and I created my signature in the profile signature creator. There is no HTML coding, just the UBB link.

I don't see the post as big from here. Is it the text you are talking about or something else? What browser are you using? I am using Mozilla Firefox. Let me check it in IE and see if there is something going on.

I am sure it has nothing to do with my signature tho.

It's a mystery!
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:23 PM
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No Nat its actually you thats stretching the boxes you are posting due to this

Location: My Suitcase Mostly... but sometimes Maryland, sometimes Toronto, ON and sometimes Vancouver, BC!

You are posting your location which is stretching the boxes you are posting, its funny, but its not my pc, that is doing it, your description of your location is!

Have a nice day

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Old 11-22-2005, 05:25 PM
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OMG I am so sorry! I will fix that right away! Thanks for telling me.

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Old 11-22-2005, 05:36 PM
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Woooooooooooooooooohoooooooooooo we now have a fixed board!!!

Got to say girl you have an amazing singing voice!
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Old 11-22-2005, 05:48 PM
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Haze reducton

Try USM (unsharp mask) with amount about 25 and radius at max. This reduces the hazyness. Then play with curves.

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Old 11-22-2005, 06:52 PM
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Larry,

Thanks a million for the tip. I am going to try that tonight! Wish me luck!
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:32 PM
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Image Adjustment

I tried Image adjustment and neat image in photoshop CS2. Its still leaves a lot to be desired though.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:43 PM
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Phil,

Yeah. I think this is a real toughie. I am thinking that there may not be much that can be done because the image quality is so poor to begin with and then the light washing out a lot of the image does not help! LOL

But I am gonna give it a shot tonight.
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