Wide angle barrel correction

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JDR

Wide angle barrel correction

Postby JDR » Sat Mar 22, 2003 9:02 pm

Does anyone know of an inexpensive or free plugin for Photoshop that can get rid of the barreling effect produced by wide angle lens shots? I have found one from Image Align that work well but costs $200.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sat Mar 22, 2003 11:23 pm

Andromeda offers a nice plugin called LensDoc for doing that. See www.andromeda.com It costs below $100.

JDR

Postby JDR » Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:59 pm

Thanks Herald, I'll check it out. JDR

lister_g

Postby lister_g » Thu May 22, 2003 6:50 pm

PhotoFixLens does the job at www.humansoftware.com

39.95$

ChellQ

Comparing Lens Correction plug-ins?

Postby ChellQ » Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:14 am

I noticed that Harold did a review of lens correction plug-ins in a magazine. I can't find a copy of that magazine & the website doesn't show the article. Harold, Can you give us the gist of how the various programs stack up? Is Image Align really worth the money? Do the cheaper tools do the trick?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Sun Dec 21, 2003 1:26 pm

My recommendation in issue 6 of the Digital Photography Techniques magazine was to use Andromeda LensDoc for lens and rotation correction and to use Photoshop's Skew tool (with the help of guides) or PSP8's Perspective tool for perspective correction.

Image Align got a second place, but it is quite expensive and it needs quite some time to produce good corrections. A less expensive alternative to ImageAlign is "Flo's UnDistort Filter" at http://flofilters.free.fr. It is quite similar to Image Align, but costs almost nothing.

The problem with ImageAlign and many other tools - excluding the recommended tools - is that they force you to invest a lot of time tweaking sliders instead of letting you conveniantly place points for automatic corrections.

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Thanks Harold

Postby ChellQ » Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:24 pm

Thanks Harold, I'll download the trail versions of LensDoc, Flo's & Image Align & decide which works best for me. I've never heard of Flo's before. It's good to know that don't have to pony up $200 for Image Align to get good lens correction software.

jk

barreling correction

Postby jk » Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:18 pm

it is not free, but is included in PSP 8

Guest

Lens distortion correction

Postby Guest » Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:40 pm

You should check out Power Retouche's lens distortion corrector

http://powerretouche.com/Lens-distortio ... uction.htm

Download the demo here:

http://powerretouche.com/Installers/PRDemoPackage.exe

Only 65$

Jan

queenksv

Re: Wide angle barrel correction

Postby queenksv » Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:43 pm

JDR wrote:Does anyone know of an inexpensive or free plugin for Photoshop that can get rid of the barreling effect produced by wide angle lens shots? I have found one from Image Align that work well but costs $200.


DCE Tools has a great lens distortion correction tool, as well as a perspective correction tool in its package of plugins for Photoshop, all for a mere $39. I use this plugin package almost everytime I use Photoshop and really recommend it.


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