PictureFX v2.0

I am the developer of a series of scripts ( profiles ) and CLUTS for use in RawTherapee, I named PictureFX. PictureFX CLUTS helps to create personalized and artistic effects. PictureFX Profiles are for sharpening, denoising and other development actions in RawTherapee. Thanks to David Tschumperlé PictureFX CLUTS can also…

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How to get the best of HDR and a normal exposed image ?

Many people do not like to see HDR and its surrealistic unreal images. But there is no other way to get those details in lighter and darker parts in some images. The problem is not to overdo the HDR effect ( guilty as charged 🙂 ) But there is another…

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22 Enfuse Fusion Output Results – and the Enfuse batch code for it

22 Enfuse fusion output results, done with different parameters/values. The fusion is made from 5 different exposed images, one original, one -1.5, +1.5, -2.5, and +2.5 All images @ Flickr Album : https://www.flickr.com/photos/133732885@N08/sets/72157655563753089 add 18/7/2015 To make this series of output tests, I altered the original ESF script a bit. Below…

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Enfuse Simple Fusion – the batch file – updated 14/7/2015

I created the ESF batch file and wrote this article because I was so frustrated on what I found on command line examples for Enfuse on the internet. Most of them were not complete and/or didn’t’ work at all, many had errors. At a certain point I contacted the Enfuse…

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Fusion Technology ?

Let’s talk about fusion technology. No, not nuclear fusion, but photo-digital fusion. There is a nifty tool called “Enfuse”. This is what I found about it @ http://wiki.panotools.org/Enfuse quote : “Enfuse is a command-line program used to merge different exposures of the same scene to produce an image that looks…

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DIY Portable RawTherapee In Depth

A brand new “workshop” article,  about making your own portable RawTherapee. Creating RawTherapee Portable in depth. Better explained, solutions for occurring problems, workarounds for issues. Downloadable tools, and more to come later …

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“Die Hard” HDR’s possible with Open Source Software ?

See also @ Flickr : https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxianbelgium/16878789781/ Yard cranes. Yet another “die hard” HDR. Partly developed with RawTherapee 4.2.73 HC ( Hald CLUT – http://www.digicrea.be/downloads/my-downloads/ ) to TIFF – only exposure and auto levels. Sometimes i use the graduated filter to make the sky more dramatic, and start tone mapping before…

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Blending with Gimp ( updated 28/11/2014 )

Found a nice tutorial about blending with Gimp. It’s presented in an understandable manner and made easy to implement on your own pictures. Keep in mind when reading, that blending can be done from top to bottom, but also the other way around – from left to right and visa…

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