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I recant my rant, or parts thereof

Postby Philip » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:17 am

In another thread today, I ranted (again -- I did in 2014, too) against PortraitPro, the software. But I know that several other people here use it so I thought I would try it again.

So I got out a scan from a 120 negative. Here, if it loads properly, is an animated .gif of an original and a PP-ised picture. There are other differences, like background light, spotting out the dust, and changing the colour. And I didn't line them up precisely. But you can see how PP changed things. Nic's chin is massaged inwards by PP; I don't really like that. His eyes were eerily (and sci-fi-ishly) sharp in the PP-ised one, so I resoftened them here. Otherwise it is not bad.

So I recant. :) Used subtley --as Graham counselled me to do -- PortraitPro can work.

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Re: I recant my rant, or parts thereof

Postby Philip » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:21 am

Here's a sharper picture taken a moment afterwards. This is, by the way, on well-expired Portra film in my Mamiyaflex, using about one-sixth of the negative. I flipt this image to reflect reality better. And: you can look at this one without risking seizures. . . . :)
It too is very lightly processed by PortraitPro, along with spotting etc in Paint Shop Pro.

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My Flickrs: http://www.flickr.com/flipflik (recent postings), or
- http://www.flickriver.com/photos/flipflik/popular-interesting/ (Flickr's calculation of my "most interesting" pics);
- http://www.flickr.com/photos/flipflik/sets/72157608879115542/ (what I like best).

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Re: I recant my rant, or parts thereof

Postby PFMcFarland » Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:35 pm

And he doesn't have that skinny neck anymore.

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