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Old 07-16-2004, 07:38 AM
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Akvis Retoucher plugin

Has anyone tried this?
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Old 07-16-2004, 09:19 AM
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No, but there is a 10 day trial on the same link.
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Old 07-16-2004, 02:35 PM
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I've just tried the 10 day trial version and for the life of me, I don't know why anyone would want to use it. As I Understand, the plugin is to be used to eliminate noise, dust, scratches, etc.
I first downloaded a file originally posted at Retouch, selected the whole thing and hit start. There are no adjustments that you can make. The file was not large, 42, 000 but after 12 minutes it had completed only 20%. That portion was totally unrecogizable. Maybe this plugin requires a humungus amount of memory to work properly. I gave up on that and tried a small selection around the eyes. I posted the before and after. Unless I'm doing something very stupid, this doesn't look like anything an amateur let alone a professional retoucher would want to use.

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Old 07-16-2004, 10:31 PM
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Dave,

I dont think you read the instructions or looked at the tutorial on the web site.

You have to actually make a selection of the dust or scratches.....

I too downloaded and gave it a try. I was not imressed - using the tools within PS CS or 7 you could do a much better job just as fast.

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Old 07-16-2004, 10:39 PM
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"You could put an eye out with that thing if you're not careful"
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Old 07-16-2004, 11:26 PM
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No kiddin. I actually tried selecting a head on an other image and it totally disappeared. I like it!! It really does cool effects!

Hi Amy. I selected an area that I thought had dust and scratches around the eyes. Or are you getting at something else?

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Old 07-16-2004, 11:30 PM
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Dave, I assume the hi Amy was actually meant for me - if you look at the tutorial you actually have to select the individual scratches etc...

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Old 07-17-2004, 12:51 AM
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OOPS! Sorry about that! You guys look so much alike. OK. I now get what you're saying Christine. It makes sense now why large selections were so slow to correct. I'll give it a go although I'm sure my results are still going to be similar to you.

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Old 07-17-2004, 05:08 AM
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Duv, I've tried remove the defects in this photo using Retoucher. I like the result. How long is the processing of the restoration? 40 second. I suppose, it saves the time.

I read in the akvis.com that sending some examples of photo restoration you will get a free license key. I would like to get a free license. Duv, can I use this photo for my example?
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Old 07-17-2004, 10:02 AM
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GaSS

Photo is from Dipech. You can find Diane in the member list under Dipech.

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