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zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

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Old 02-13-2007, 06:07 PM
chauncey chauncey is offline
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zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

I still want to use a paint program for my final output but I want zoned landscape photographs, ie,www.fredmiranda.com, for my source.

Has anyone used "lightzone" from www.lightcrafts.com?

The alternative to a zone program like this is doing mult. exposure work in photoshop, which I don't know how to do in a short time frame.

Are there plugins or actions that would accomplish the same thing?
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Old 02-14-2007, 06:17 AM
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Re: zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

HI chauncey,FIRST anything this program can do you could most probably do in photoshopSECOND as with most imaging software there is a steep learning
curve,so you will still have to spend time learning and finessing in this other programTHIRD,you must have a working knowledge of the zone system
otherwise how would you know if this program is doing what it says
IN GENERAL,I have never used this program but i have found that you can do anything you want/need in photoshop
also there is no shortcut/quickfix to fine art photography

just my opinon hope it helps you

best of luck zganie
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:48 AM
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Re: zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

I agree with zaganie, there are no shortcuts. Also anyone who would put this in their site

"Easy to use — you can be a pro photographer in days"

is to be looked at very carefully.
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:05 AM
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Re: zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

I know that I can do everything I need to do in photoshop, but plugins and actions are shortcuts. That's what I'm looking for.
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Old 02-14-2007, 02:19 PM
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Re: zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

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If you enjoy working with the Zone system, you should check out LightZone, a new image editor based on Zone system concepts. LightZone has a built-in raw convertor and a highly intuitive interface, You may never need to open Photoshop again.
http://www.normankoren.com/zonesystem.html

To each their own perhaps
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:52 AM
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Re: zone editing, ie, Ansel Adams

sean----- that link you gave me is great!!! learned more in 2 hrs than weeks of perusing other sites.

has anyone tried picture window pro @ www.dl-c.com

thanks a lot
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