ColorWasher - Choosing The Best Altered Photo

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ColorWasher - Choosing The Best Altered Photo

Postby colliewalker1 » Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:57 am



I have just started to use a trial version of ColorWasher - it looks a very interesting set of tools!

My early impression is that the changes 'warm up' the photos - making the originals look bluish: in fact I suppose the adjusted photos look rather yellowish by comparison - but much more pleasant.

Questions:

(1)Being provocative - could similar results be achieved by
normal usage of PS/PSP anyway :roll:
(2)How does one tell when the colours in the photo look
CORRECT - as distinct from MORE APPEALING :o
Denis Boisclair

PS. On my PC screen the Normal size font looks tiny - does it look OK at your end?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:48 pm

I never tried to reproduce the corrections of ColorWasher in Photoshop or PSP, because it would take several minutes to simulate a result that only takes a mouse click in ColorWasher. And even then I don't think I would be able to do it perfectly. Besides, Photoshop or PSP don't give you any ideas how the corrected photo should look like. ColorWasher offers you some suggestions when you use the Auto buttons.

I don't know what you did in ColorWasher, what photos you used or if your monitor is calibrated, so I can't comprehend how you reached the conclusion that ColorWasher produces warmer results.

ColorWasher is meant make the photos look more natural, which usually means neutral colored. Of course, you can also use ColorWasher to add a more warm or cold touch, but that is only a bonus feature.

Please have a look at the example on the ColorWasher product page. Maybe that gives you a better idea what ColorWasher is supposed to do.

If you send me one or two of your photos, their corrected version and tell me how you achieved it in ColorWasher, I can let you know my impression and give you some tips.

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Colorwahwer-Choosing the Best Altered Photo

Postby colliewalker1 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:57 pm

Thank you very much for replying so quickly to my query.

I have been experimenting further with ColorWasher to get some more experience with the programme before coming back to you and have had some good results - not in EVERY case - this is probably down to me!

I have been using the programme on the digital images from some professionally scanned slides( these were scanned using tiff mode) - these photos were taken 1966/7!!However, generally, the quality of the images is surprisingly good and after converting to jpeg have produced some very good prints.

I would like to accept your offer to upload an example of 'before and after'- but I can't see how to attach images to this message and will be grateful if you will let me know how this is done - my apologies if I am just missing something obvious here. :roll:

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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:29 pm

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