A few experiments

Discussion in 'Ricoh GR (APS-C) Forum' started by newmikey, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

    Oct 15, 2013
    Original shots: Ricoh GR, treatment GMIC smoothing



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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    LOVE the effect. Is that only a plug-in for GIMP or is there any other way to use it?
  3. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    I like them all!! :cool:

  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    I like them all too.
  5. newmikey

    newmikey SC Regular

    Oct 15, 2013
    As a plugin for GIMP, it is somewhat restricted (purely personal opinion) so I use it from the command-line through a bash script. The commandline for this effect was:
        gmic $FILE -gimp_dreamsmooth 5,1,1,0.8,0,0.8,1,24,0 -o $FILE_NO_smooth.jpg
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  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    How's your bash scripting then Luke?
  7. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    IMHO and with no disrespect

    I'm not keen at all
    #1 is just about OK
    they get less attractive to me as they go down the page
  8. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    *considers Googling "bash scripting"*

    ummmm.....not good
  9. Rhino123

    Rhino123 SC Veteran

    May 11, 2014
    Tiew Chong Yi
    Cool effect. Love them.
  10. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    They're like the "illustration" and "watercolor" effects that Sony sticks in all of their cameras these days. Sort of cool that it's possible - looks interesting in one or two shots for about a minute. And then quickly, for me at least, wears out it's welcome. Nothing WRONG with it - it's all about personal taste anyway and it's not like I'm a literalist with my processing. But this kind of stuff doesn't work for me except as an EXTREMELY occasional novelty. When the grass looks like some sort of fantasy of hair, something's gone terribly terribly wrong! :cool: