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p.1 #1 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


Does anybody know any programs to lessen or remove highlights?

Or does CS5 do a pretty good job at it?

Thanks!

Phil



Sep 03, 2012 at 05:15 AM
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p.1 #2 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


PS does a decent job, especially from RAW files. Obviously if major areas are completely blown out there is nothing to recover.

EBH



Sep 03, 2012 at 05:30 AM
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p.1 #3 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


EB-1 wrote:
PS does a decent job, especially from RAW files. Obviously if major areas are completely blown out there is nothing to recover.

EBH


Thanks EBH

I was afraid of that answer

Phil



Sep 03, 2012 at 05:43 AM
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p.1 #4 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


Of all the changes in CS6 (and Lightroom 4), the new "Process 2012" tonal controls in ACR are probably the most significant. Within those controls, the highlight and shadow recovery are major improvements over CS5.

Highlight recovery in CS5 was pretty good, but CS6 is amazing. I don't think any other raw converter or other utility comes close.



Sep 03, 2012 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


redcrown wrote:
Of all the changes in CS6 (and Lightroom 4), the new "Process 2012" tonal controls in ACR are probably the most significant. Within those controls, the highlight and shadow recovery are major improvements over CS5.

Highlight recovery in CS5 was pretty good, but CS6 is amazing. I don't think any other raw converter or other utility comes close.


Great thanks for the info!



Sep 03, 2012 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #6 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


Highlight recovery in CS5 was pretty good, but CS6 is amazing.

+1. With the highlight/shadow sliders in CS6's ACR, I have been able to create workable images from photos that I previously thought were completely unsalvageable.

Keep in mind that, with regard to rescuing highlights, LR4 has the same capabilites as the new ACR. So, if you don't need the full editing tools of CS6, LR4 is a good alternative.

John



Sep 03, 2012 at 06:09 PM
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p.1 #7 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


BluesWest wrote:
+1. With the highlight/shadow sliders in CS6's ACR, I have been able to create workable images from photos that I previously thought were completely unsalvageable.

Keep in mind that, with regard to rescuing highlights, LR4 has the same capabilites as the new ACR. So, if you don't need the full editing tools of CS6, LR4 is a good alternative.

John


+ 1 The shadow and highlights sliders in CS 6's Raw have quickly become indespensible to me.
LR4 is great if you are lucky enough not to be one of the ones with the speed affected. On my PC I can't handle the slowness of it. I have given up and am trying to find alternatives. If you decide on LR 4 be sure and try the30 days free download to test drive it first and make sure it works well with your system. Hopefully someone will figure out the problem soon.



Sep 04, 2012 at 02:13 PM
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p.1 #8 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


If it's just a textural area which is blown, one can duplicate the layer. Then patch / clone the texture from an adjacent location to the blown area. Blend the layers to suite your taste.

Before blending, you might need to do some manual touch up to break any obvious patterns where the original image and new patch / clone area come together.

Other than that, +1 for CS6....



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p.1 #9 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


As long as one channel still hasn't blown out and still retains some highlight data , normally blue channel, you can use any of the following ways to do your ChOps,

1. Channel Mixer
2. Apply Image Command
3. Calculations Command

Sometimes, you need to clone in lost textures.

Hope this helps.

Here is one example using the Channel Mixer.

The Original (notice the blown highlights in the Red channel)







After applying the Channel Mixer adjustments,







The final after applying too empty Curves adjustment layers for more contrast.








Sep 07, 2012 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #10 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


redcrown wrote:
Of all the changes in CS6 (and Lightroom 4), the new "Process 2012" tonal controls in ACR are probably the most significant...


Anyone know if 'Process 2012' is available and will work with LR 3.xx on Windows XP?



Sep 07, 2012 at 06:41 PM
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p.1 #11 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


process 2012 is not available on LR3


Sep 07, 2012 at 07:21 PM
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p.1 #12 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


Thanks for the wonderful information

Phil



Sep 07, 2012 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #13 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


howardm4 wrote:
process 2012 is not available on LR3


Rats...ok. Thanks for the info.



Sep 09, 2012 at 09:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


LR3 to LR4 upgrade is only $79.

Of course LR4 will not run on Windows XP, so that could be an issue.



Sep 10, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #15 · Any programs to lessen or remove highlights?


Yeah, that's my issue.
Stuck on XP until the CFO (wife) approves a new PC purchase... [NOT holding my breath]



Sep 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM





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