[C&C] Corel PaintShop Pro x4 photo - would like feedback please

Discussion in 'Photo Critique' started by dbarnett66, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2011
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    My first picture with the replacement x10 that I just received. I experimented a little with Corel PaintShop Pro x4 and and most of the data is stripped. The files size is only 1.1 MB, so something happened after it left the camera and was processed by Corel PaintShop Pro x4. It is not suitable for a large image, but I kind of like the result at web sizes. I would like some honest feedback if you think that here is too much post processing going on. I need to figure out how to save the file with all of it's data intact next time.

    Jake-XL.jpg
     
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    I normally look at skin smoothing for signs of PP but, of course, a child does have smooth skin. Looks fine to me and a nice shot.
     
  3. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
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    Sue
    Love the shot, what a cutie :)

    As far as the data is concerned... I was able to get some from the shot, using FXIF, a firefox plugin..
    Camera Maker: FUJIFILM
    Camera Model: X10
    Image Date: 2012-01-18 16:31:26 (no TZ)
    Focal Length: 7.1mm
    Aperture: f/2.0
    Exposure Time: 0.020 s (1/50)
    ISO equiv: 800
    Exposure Bias: none
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: program (Auto)
    White Balance: Auto
    Flash Fired: No (enforced)
    Color Space: sRGB
    GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
    Copyright:

    Was there more that you wanted?
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
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    dbarnett, the only possible negative I see from a post processing point of view is that maybe it's a little over sharpened? I don't know anything about Corel, but I do detect some strong outlines around the edges of such things as your son's two shirt sleeves, his fingers, etc. Other than that, he's such a cutie, it's difficult to not smile.:wink:
     
  5. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2011
    East San Diego County
    Thanks Sue. I was concerned why my original file was reduced from 3.3 MB down to 1.1 MB. It is nice to know the the EXIF information was still there. I had a chance to look at this picture on a much bigger and better LCD and I can see that the photo has been sharpened to much. I guess there is a learning curve to PaintShop Pro.
     
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  6. dbarnett66

    dbarnett66 SC Regular

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    Dec 20, 2011
    East San Diego County
    Thanks BB, I agree that the photo has been "processed" too much for my liking after seeing it on a better LCD screen. Thank you for the feedback.
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    dbarnett, if you feel like it perhaps post another version? I still think you can't go wrong with that son of yours and the X10.:smile: