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Unread post by DuQues » Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:46 pm

Something for the less professional photographers who are not handy with the computer maybe?

http://www.log69.com/aaphoto_en.html

General description
- FREE Automatic Photo adjusting software
- Corrects the colors of image with only one click

- Simple and easy to use
- No need to install robust softwares
- Launches from local menu
- Generates a new image file on the disk

The main goal is to set and correct a photo image automatically with only one click. With other words, to make it seen better. This means setting the contrast, color balance and gamma levels of the image by analization.

Not all images are adjusted originally in the proper way. Some of them can be too dark, too bright, or the colors are just too yellowish. The middle tone can be too dark - at this we see the pictures too dark, no matter how many light colors they have. The program tries to set these parameters by analization to the best values.

This can be a solution for those kind of users who are not able to set up and correct images with complicated huge graphical softwares, or just simply don't intend to spend a lot of time with setting the images one-by-one manually. Only selecting the image files are enough, then right-clicking with the mouse you can just start the automatic color correction command from the local menu (one-step operation from a console command too).
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Unread post by DuQues » Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:08 pm

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Anyone want to testdrive it? My internetsettings will not allow me...
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Unread post by Bennievis » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:12 am

:redface: This is possibly a very stupid question -
LCD display or Viewfinder?? Whats best to use when taking photos?

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Unread post by bucky » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:53 am

Depends on the camera and the circumstance.

Take a 40d for instance.
I use my viewfinder for everything except certain macro shots when I really want a very sharp point of focus.

For general stuff the viewfinder is the best still.

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Unread post by steveb » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:46 pm

Viewfinder by far the best
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Unread post by UKbadger » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:25 am

Dose anyone use the LCD to frame pics. when you can’t get your eye to the viewfinder, when shooting forward from a car window for example?

My Cam. doesn’t have this facility.

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Unread post by DuQues » Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:22 pm

I don't, my cameras don't have the function either. It also depends on how much of the actual view you get.
But using the viewfinder gives you more information, like shutterspeed, aperture, + or - exposure, which focussingpoint is being used, and so on. I would like to be able to see that..

This firmware update (Version 1.0.8 ) incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which Image Stabilization operation emits a sound when certain buttons are pressed, with the EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS lens attached to the camera.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the Image Stabilization operation emits a sound from the lens when IS lenses are attached to the camera.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which a part of the image looks unnatural when reviewed on the LCD.
-Corrects errors in the Spanish and Norwegian menu screens.

The Version 1.0.8 firmware being released this time is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.8, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:32 am

A bit of news from the 2 largest brands:

Nikon announced the D90.
It has the 12,3-megapixel cmos-sensor from the D300, and can make 640x424 or 320x216 pixels, 24 frames per second movies.... :hmz:
Iso 200-3200, with boost to 6400, but that introduces a lot of noise.

Canon announced the 50D a link
15,1 megapixels, iso 3200, with boost to 12800 (noise?), auto iso, Digic IV-processor 6,3 in burst-mode and a 3 inch screen with 920.000 pixels.

The 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS superzoom was also announced, 699 dollar...
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Re: The new Canon 50D

Unread post by UKbadger » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:33 am

I’ve just been looking up the specifications of the new Canon 50D.

15.1 Meg.pix. from a C size sensor! :big_eyes:

Here’s a devilish one for any insomniac, technical / mathematical forumites to have a go at.

I’m afraid I gave up trying to work it out!

My 30D with 8 Meg.pix. has a C size sensor giving a 1.6 crop factor, [increase in lens reach, 300mm becomes as a 480mm would be with a full size sensor].

IF, and it is still a big IF, the noise levels etc. of the 50D have been kept the same as the 30D, or better. That would give an effective increase in the lens reach for the same number of megapix, ie. you could crop the photo more and get the same IQ!!

What would the new “effective crop factor” be??

Don’t be too worried about getting it wrong as I’ve no idea what the correct answer is!!!!!!!!
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Re: The new Canon 50D

Unread post by Dave Heard » Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:18 pm

Hello there,

I notice from the time of your posting that the problem has kept YOU up til well past midnight! Hopefully what follows will stimulate some debate and liven things up perhaps.You raise an interesting issue. While the Field of View would be the same on both cameras the image quality (using the same lens and all other variables being equal) should be around 90 percent better (in theory) on the 50D due to the more dense pixels. In practice, I have read, things are a little different and personal experimentation appears to support this. I have a 10mp Olympus E-510 DSLR and use the standard kit lens 40-150mm with an add-on 2x multiplier (on front of lens) when in Kruger. Because of the "Four Thirds system" 2x multiplication (crop) factor relative to a full frame 35mm camera this results in a 600mm equivalent lens. Where this matter gets interesting is for the average person's need (I never print larger than A4 size) it's the lens quality that has greatest influence on the IQ. You only have to look at the prices of "Professional" lenses to appreciate there has to be a lot of truth in that. In reality a 5mp camera is capable of producing very acceptable A4 prints and for general purposes nothing more is necessary.
If however I wanted to significantly enlarge small portions of two identical images, one exposed on a 5mp camera and the other on the 15mp 50D (again using the same lens) the resultant images printed at A4 size should be noticeably different. But what if the printer is not up to scratch?
Looking forward to other viewpoints!

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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by DuQues » Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:57 am

Released today: firmware for the EOS 450D.

This firmware includes the following improvements and fixes:
Fixes a phenomenon in which AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) shooting does not operate normally under these conditions. When using AEB together with exposure compensation, the camera may fail to write the third shot to the SD card..
Fixes a phenomenon in which the Live View exposure simulation warning indication does not properly display during Live View shooting.

Fixes a phenomenon in which the Live View exposure simulation warning indication, in which Exp.SIM would normally flash when the image is not being displayed at a suitable brightness level (under the conditions of low brightness and high brightness), does not display properly during Live View shootring.
Fixes a phenomenon in which images cannot be played back after continuous shooting when a printer is connected to the camera or the video output terminal is used.

Mind you, do check the firmware for your camera on a regular basis, some significant changes could be made in it, making you happier with your camera...
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Re: General Photography Chat

Unread post by DuQues » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:15 pm

The Canon EOS 5D MKII has been released....

DPrevies played with it....
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Unread post by DuQues » Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:03 pm

Just stumbled onto a conversation on a Dutch forum....
One of the guys is filming with his EOS 40D... 720x214 @ 30fps, which is resampled to 320x214, so not quite HD quality, but still...

A sample can be found here: link
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Unread post by EricExSA » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:19 pm

Please help. Canon Power Shot S2. I have tried to find out how to do this online but to no avail. All I want to know is how do I get the date and time to appear on my pics
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Unread post by DuQues » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:23 am

The camera doesn't have it.... :(

But! Google is a good friend of mine, and I found a workaround. 8) Have a click here.
Links to a little program that will add the date stamp from the exif information. Actually, this might work better, it saves you photoshopping away the date stamp on photos you'd like to have printed.
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