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by plugsnpixels
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: HDR fix: Lucis Art+Shadow/Highlight
Replies: 4
Views: 8269

True. So let's open one of those challenges where The Plugin Site members download the original and apply different techniques to it to achieve a tonally balanced result. It should be interesting to see the different workflows.
by plugsnpixels
Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: HDR fix: Lucis Art+Shadow/Highlight
Replies: 4
Views: 8269

Hi Harald,

That "look" is part of Lucis Art's charm, and is usually applied for artistic reasons ;-). Of course I could have backed it off by blending back the original (or even using the Exposure option instead of Sculpture).
by plugsnpixels
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: HDR fix: Lucis Art+Shadow/Highlight
Replies: 4
Views: 8269

HDR fix: Lucis Art+Shadow/Highlight

I've got a nasty example online (link below) of an extreme lighting situation: Lunchtime at the famous Farmer's Market in LA (where James Dean ate his last breakfast...). Shot with no fill flash on auto-exposure, the original is either too dark or too light with little middle ground. I knew Lucis Ar...
by plugsnpixels
Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Cut out Mask
Replies: 2
Views: 6398

Kubota Sloppy borders are among the best I've seen, having been created manually in the darkroom and digitzed. I used them throughout my last ezine (issue #6). They can be applied as Actions or manually, using apps such as EasyFrame . Also see the list of other options under "Edges/borders/fra...
by plugsnpixels
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Paint Shop Pro
Topic: Paint Shop Pro Photo XI--my impressions
Replies: 13
Views: 28358

Paint Shop Pro Photo XI--my impressions

I just received and have played with PSP Photo XI, running it on a MacBook under Windows via Boot Camp. It ran great and processed images quickly. I was surprised to see it could load a new folder of plug-ins without needing to be relaunched. I never tried PSP before, except for a quick look at a tr...
by plugsnpixels
Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: B/W Styler
Topic: BW Styler in PSP v. X
Replies: 10
Views: 29465

OK, I've been enjoying using the new PSP in Windows on my MacBook! I converted an image to 16-bit, and tried to apply B/W Styler. It was grayed out, as was another developer's plug-in which I have installed as well. So I guess that gives us our answer.
by plugsnpixels
Fri Oct 06, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: B/W Styler
Topic: BW Styler in PSP v. X
Replies: 10
Views: 29465

Ah, I see what you're asking. I will spend more time with it soon and see.

In the short time I did play with it, I did have to downgrade a 16-bit image to apply PSP's native filters to it. So maybe that's an indication.
by plugsnpixels
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: B/W Styler
Topic: BW Styler in PSP v. X
Replies: 10
Views: 29465

I just took delivery of PSP XI and it does indeed support 16 bit.
by plugsnpixels
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More Paint Shop Pro users than Photoshop
Replies: 5
Views: 14498

Harald has a point when he says the preference runs along platform lines. But for some time now PS has been cross-platform, while PSP hasn't. And Jaci is correct about PS's use in industry (and the lesser perception of PSP). Perception is a powerful thing, and can cripple otherwise wonderful softwar...
by plugsnpixels
Tue Oct 03, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Sihouette
Replies: 4
Views: 8119

jbeams, you can get LightMachine right here on Harald's website, or you can detour through here.
by plugsnpixels
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Photo restoration
Replies: 16
Views: 43675

See examples of Retoucher here . Akvis also makes Stamp . Alien Skin's Image Doctor works in a similar manner. Polaroid made a free Dust & Scratch Removal plug-in (at least for Mac). I don't have samples posted yet, but it was great for removing black or white dust. It's no longer offered, but s...
by plugsnpixels
Sat Sep 16, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: PhotoWiz General
Topic: How to fit plugin window in small screen (in OS X)
Replies: 5
Views: 20259

I checked with a utility called "Mactracker" and the clamshell iBook does indeed max out at 800x600 ("optimum"). It's only got 4 megs of graphics memory and can't go above 576 RAM. Susanne, are you in any position to upgrade your machine (via ebay, etc.)? That iBook was great in ...
by plugsnpixels
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: digital photography
Replies: 3
Views: 10691

The vast majority of plug-ins listed on my website (URL below) work in CS2, either with Mac or Windows. I can only think of one at the monent (Hot Text) that hasn't been updated.
by plugsnpixels
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Flaming Pear...
Replies: 4
Views: 7534

I Googled the owner (Lloyd Burchett; spelling from memory) the other day and he was posting to various external forums as recently as this Spring. I personally have never been able to correspond by email with him (no replies). I'm writing this post from the Tech Expo floor of Photoshop World in Las ...
by plugsnpixels
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:52 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: melancholytron-sometimes
Replies: 1
Views: 4897

I just tested it with PS CS2 (Mac OS-X Tiger, latest) and all seems well. Have you tried reinstalling?

BTW, as much as I like Flaming Pear plug-ins, I don't have them listed on my Plugs 'N Pixels website yet because the developer hasn't returned my multiple emails, and that's not cool ;-).
by plugsnpixels
Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Free Photoshop plug-in ezine available!
Replies: 27
Views: 69814

The joy of monochrome

Issue 6 just went online tonight! Explore the various options for converting color images to monochrome.

The ezine is free as always; no registration required.
by plugsnpixels
Sat Aug 26, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: Need water being squirted on something plug-in
Replies: 7
Views: 18010

There are plug-ins that produce water drops and ripples and reflections (see the Natural Elements section of the chart here , but short of doing what Harald suggested with live water spray, you might have to draw the water path manually and add motion blur effects--or search for some free Photoshop ...
by plugsnpixels
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: mega megapixels?
Replies: 6
Views: 8094

Those are nice! I'm still thinking you should apply the filter on the largest image it can handle, then upscale the result. Check out Alien Skin's new Blow Up as an interpolation option.

So, how have sales been in your experience?
by plugsnpixels
Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Photoshop
Topic: IMPORTING FONTS
Replies: 6
Views: 14721

In my experience (Mac OS-X), upon launch CS2 loads any fonts already located in the System font folder as well as each user's folder automatically. If you add any fonts to these locations during your work session, you must quit and relaunch the particular CS2 app to load them. Sometimes a system res...
by plugsnpixels
Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Photoshop-compatible Plugins
Topic: mega megapixels?
Replies: 6
Views: 8094

This is an interesting question! Tell us more about your hardware setup and software preferences. I have about every plug-in there is (see my website) and would like to experiment with some of your from-the-camera images using an Intel iMac (2GHz Core Duo with 2 gigs RAM). Please let me know if you ...

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