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macmacmama
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 12:02PM
i'm still having noise issues with my files. i use the suggested camera settings 5mp, 100 iso etc. but still keep getting rejected i use photoshop cs so the only thing i can think of is my photoshop settings are off. i'm getting really frustrated (but not ready to give up yet!!!) any help would be greatly appreciated!
spxChrome
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:02PM
What type of cam do you have?
digiphotoboy
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:15PM
So do you shoot in RAW format or high jpeg? If you camera has the feature, try shooting some RAW files, import, tweak & clean in PS (if necessary), down convert to 8-bit, then save as a jpg at the highest setting. Ever since I started doing that, the "noise" issue has been minimal. Side-effect: 1gb card went from 250 exposures in high jpeg to 70 in RAW! Ouch!

macmacmama
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:30PM
my camera is an hp 935. i'm still learning it's finer workings. i'll see if it has a raw setting and start from there. thanks
macmacmama
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:34PM
bad thing is i have a really cool pic i took yesterday and i want to submit it but i just know it will get rejected! any after the fact ideas?
spxChrome
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:40PM
Try posting the photo or cropped version in the Critique forum. You may find some extra help there and see if it is salvageable.
macmacmama
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:44PM
cool. will do.
macmacmama
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 1:54PM
ok i feel stupid!! how do i post a picture?
sylvanworksCLOSED
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 2:23PM
lol ... you'll need some web space to upload it to first of all. Then using the wonderfully simple and much beloved UBB Code you make a post in the critique forum.

If you don't have access to webspace sitemail me and I'd be happy to put your image on my server for awhile.

BTW ... rUBBerizer is a great tool for formatting UBB code if you are unfamiliar with it.
rainforest1155
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 2:43PM
To get rid of noise try Noiseware. The community edition is freeware.
I've had the need to clean noise for all of my uploaded images. Even though all were shot at ISO 100.
Just be careful not to filter to much. First try the default settings and view the image at 100%.
Try lowering the settings as much until the noise is distracting again.

It's difficult in the beginning, but you'll get a feeling for it with the time.

Sebastian
digiphotoboy
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 3:57PM
Good suggestion Sebastian. I've been using Noise Ninja based on recommendations from this community, but it did cost me some cash. I've had mixed success...still getting a feel for it.

macmacmama, you might want to give a noise reduction app a go because I checked out the specs on your camera, and it doesn't shoot in RAW. Just make sure you have it set to superfine jpeg and shoot under good/adequate lighting conditions, especially if you're always in ISO 100. Some consumer cameras (no offense) will electronically compensate if lighting conditions are too dark, which effectively adds noise to your image. Hope this helps.

rainforest1155
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 4:18PM

Good suggestion Sebastian. I've been using Noise Ninja based on recommendations from this community, but it did cost me some cash. I've had mixed success...still getting a feel for it.

The latest freeware of Noiseware is very narrowed in its usability, but I think it's great for some unlimited testing. Haven't compared the different programs seriously, but have heard only good things about Noiseware and I'm pleased with the results (very fast and good quality) of my totally outdated version.
I guess I'm going to try the latest release and maybe get the standard version (it's cheaper than Noise Ninja).
suemack
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Posted Mon Feb 7, 2005 9:35PM
The images I shoot with my Sony 717 I had had probs with noise/compression artifacts, so was advised to convert the jpeg to a TIFF to do the editing. Then, when I finish editing to convert back to the highest quality jpeg (12) for uploading. This has certainly helped.......just uploaded some more where I'd not done this and they again had the problems. I'll have to make it automatic editing for the Sony. I'm using ps7.
basslinegfx
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Posted Tue Feb 8, 2005 2:30AM
Hey mac, you might also want to look into a photoshop cs plug-in called 'grain surgery' its what i use and its saved some of my files that were accidentally shot at 800iso from being rejected. Its not foolproof but its a really good plugin that lets you tweak things very precisely.
macmacmama
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Posted Tue Feb 8, 2005 8:38AM
you have all given me some fantastic ideas. i'm sure one of them will work! if not...I'LL BE BACK!! sorry
i can't thank you enough
betsy
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