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by madde001
Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: LightMachine
Topic: LightMachine local contrast
Replies: 2
Views: 12895

LightMachine local contrast

Harald, I really like LM. I've been playing with the local contrast enhancement. It has an effect that is subjectively a lot like sharpening. Could you give some insight into how local contrast enhancement might be similar/different from sharpening, and when to use one, or the other, or both? John
by madde001
Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: FocalBlade 1.03 bug vs. feature
Replies: 1
Views: 5980

FocalBlade 1.03 bug vs. feature

Hi Harald,

When I sharpen while the mask display is set to "x-ray negative", the open document gets replaced by the B&W mask, rather than sharpened. I'm not sure if this is what's supposed to happen, but if not, you could add this to the list of items to fix in the next release.

Cheers, John
by madde001
Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: Expand mask
Replies: 4
Views: 8635

No, I was right

Harald, I found the combination that causes the issue for me. If the image is in 16-bit/channel RGB mode, and the display option is x-ray negative, then the expand slider appears to operate opposite from the expected sense: the mask image gets blacker. If you convert the same image to 8-bit/channel,...
by madde001
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: Expand mask
Replies: 4
Views: 8635

Weird. Now it seems to be working correctly. Maybe it had to do with some peculiarity of the image (?!?!?).

Anyway, false alarm.
by madde001
Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: Expand mask
Replies: 4
Views: 8635

Expand mask

Harald, In FocalBlade 1.03, when I move the "Expand [mask]" slider to the right in (for example) the X-ray negative mask display mode, the white areas get smaller and the black area gets bigger. This seems like it's backwards. If you expand the mask, shouldn't the white areas in the X-ray negative m...
by madde001
Fri Dec 03, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: Sharpen edges while blurring surfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 6954

Thanks, Harald. That's exactly what I wanted.
by madde001
Fri Dec 03, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: FocalBlade
Topic: Sharpen edges while blurring surfaces
Replies: 2
Views: 6954

Sharpen edges while blurring surfaces

Is there a way in FocalBlade in a single step to apply sharpening to the areas encompassed by the edge mask, while at the same time blurring the surfaces? If there is, I don't see it. Looks like you can only sharpen edges/sharpen surfaces or blur edges/blur surfaces, but not sharpen edges/blur surfa...
by madde001
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Interpolate among discontinuous selections
Replies: 2
Views: 3910

Harald -- I sent you a couple of examples by email.
John

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