A&P Editing soft photos

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  1. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    Went to my buddies wedding, took like 340 pictures...some really great shots imo and some not so good. Got some expierience with the sb600...didn't realize how much a flash can aid and overkill a photo...

    Anyways, I have a few that turned out really soft/slightly blurry. Can lightroom help refocus the image? or is the photo pretty much screwed? is it something Photshop could address?
     
  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    If its a misfocused shot, you will be ass out. a little soft due to lens being wide open or oassed optimum performance can be fixed with some sharpening. But without a picture to see what your talking about your guess is as good as ours.
     
  3. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    good point, uploading...
     
  4. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    Resized it in paint...
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i would say not really fixable. its not oof. its camera shake. If you try to sharpen it you will get serious double imaging or ghosting. Plus that pics looks a tad underexposed anyway. Shadows casted under eyes make for a unflattering photo. Not to mention the serious headroom which has overblown highlights. I wouldn;t waste teh time to edit it.
     
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    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    Also, wtf location?
     
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    Yeah, infront of the red metal stairs was a bad spot to shoot that.
     
  8. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    what lens were you using?
     
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    exif info?
     
  10. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    a tripod would have been nice.
     
  11. mojito

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    looks backfocused and awful location

    nothing you can do to make it look good, not that it had much to go on even if it was in focus.
     
  12. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    thanks...

    As for the rest, the photo was just a quick snapshot I took while we were waiting for the Professional photographer, I think she was setting the groom up with the bridesmaids for a picture.

    The location was in a spiraled area at our city's civic center...I know it's not a flattering scenery but I was more focused on trying practice on the her portrait.
     
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    Get rid of MS Paint NOW!
     
  14. dano

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    MS Paint will murderlize any image quality you may have had, and from that photo, it appears there sure wasn't much.

    Use Photoshop and resize them that way, view my spring break photos thread if you don't believe me that PS ownz all other methods for image resizing.
     
  15. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    thanks for the headsup, I had Photoshop a coupl eyears ago, but without any clue of where to begin it seemed like a big bad monster...

    but now that I'm getting more into OTAP I may try again and just post questions here...And your right, paint didn't really take away much quality cause I screwed the photo, I was just hoping there may be a way to save it...
     
  16. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    hopefully a bit of a raw candid to redeem myself...

    *edit* paint killed the quality....
     
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    Thank god she had a professional. :hs:
     
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    ouch

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  19. copeland

    copeland smarter than you

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    QFT man:bowdown:
     
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    end urself for using mspaint?
     
  21. Mighty_Zeus

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    Even though I can script PS to resize my pics, I use Faststone Photo Resizer for batch jobs. It's an incredible program, free, and has an ass load of features.

    http://www.faststone.org/FSResizerDetail.htm
     

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