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Old 01-31-2010, 07:16 PM
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restoration plugins

I just wanted to get your alls thoughts on plugins for restoration. Ive seen noiseware and picture cooler (i think) thrown around a couple times. I havent used any plugins yet. I would like to think just to work sans plugs, but if it can bring a picture from a B+ to an A im open minded. Any go-to's that you all use?
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:28 PM
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Re: restoration plugins

take a look in there.
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Old 02-01-2010, 09:42 PM
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Re: restoration plugins

Plug-ins are not a replacement for learning how in Photoshop or PSP. But, when used to speed up certain tasks, then I see no reason not to use them. Also, there are some that simply do a better job based upon their internal algorithms (hence, no way to get much better results using the equivalent tool in Photoshop). For example, noise removal. Noise removal plug-ins are probably the most popular for restoration work due to their improvement over Photoshop's tools.
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Old 02-02-2010, 08:19 AM
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Re: restoration plugins

An FFT plugin is cool for removing unwanted patterns. No way to do that satisfactorily with the built-in tools of photoeditors IMO.

I am surprised Adobe did not integrate such a tool in Photoshop I must say or have they? (I don't have very recent version of PS).

My go to plugins for restoration and retouch would be Ximagic Denoiser (free) and KPT Equalizer (commercial) right now.

And I think any version of Photoshop from version 7 is a must as I am not aware of something equivalent to the healing brush in any other application or plugin.
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