Workshop – processing and fixing a backlit picture – RawTherapee

A very common problem in photography is a backlit subject, where the subject becomes a dark, not to say black or greyish silhouette. An example : Using “auto levels” in RawTherapee is not an option, the subject only gets darker as the software try’s to fix the complete picture, which…

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Manual 35mm Prime Lenses and Mirrorless Cameras

Before I go further with writing about RawTherapee, command line and writing your own scripts, I would like to write something about vintage prime manual lenses, on mirrorless cameras. There are a lot of other articles written about this subject, that cover the pros and cons about using manual lenses.…

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The magical disappearing act with Gimp

Yesterday I posted a new picture of mine on Flickr: Idyllic train station @ Vielsalm : In the original picture there where some disturbing elements like car’s, a container and road signs With Gimp there is an easy way to get rid of them by using the “Healing selection” script…

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RawTherapee as part of a Workflow – Basic Picture Development – Detail Tab

The detail tab covers mostly sharpening and noise reduction. Start with activating the sharpening tab, fiddle with radius and amount sliders. See how it affects sharpening and the amount of noise, and try to find a point where both are in balance, and best to your liking. Activating sharpen only…

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RawTherapee as part of a Workflow – Basic Picture Development – Exposure Tab

The fastest and the simplest way of developing pictures with RawTherapee, is to start with using de “Auto Levels” button in the “Exposure Tab”. It works with analyzing the histogram and adjusts accordingly to a balanced exposure. But it doesn’t know wat you want or like. Depending on wat your…

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