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pokemanyz
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p.1 #1 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


This is a better forum to ask then the people forum.
I love this plugin. I found it as a recommendation from Ken Rockwell's website.

Here is a before plugin pic -







And here is after where the only thing I chose beside default settings is tint correction -








Feb 22, 2013 at 10:19 AM
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p.1 #2 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


Must be missing something.

A simple brightening and perhaps mild desat could do this in CS6

Also seems that the PlugIn add unnecessary noise (see his jacket?)

greg



Feb 22, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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p.1 #3 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


gheller wrote:
Must be missing something.

A simple brightening and perhaps mild desat could do this in CS6

Also seems that the PlugIn add unnecessary noise (see his jacket?)

greg


I agree, looks like the image got worse.



Feb 22, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


I use it occasionally in both Photoshop and Lightroom when preparing proofs. It works quite well but I don't particularly care for the "sameness" it produces, and I prefer to process my selects manually. The Default and Landscape presets are quite good but I've never found the Portraits preset to be very accurate.

Here's the link to the website: http://athentech.com/



Feb 22, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #5 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


There are several ways to add noise and brightness to an image in CS6 if that's the goal.

Sal



Feb 22, 2013 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


No s***; it is a good thing I checked in to this forum today or I would have never known that.



Sal Baker wrote:
There are several ways to add noise and brightness to an image in CS6 if that's the goal.

Sal




Feb 22, 2013 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


Color Efex 4 can do same, if you know how.


Feb 22, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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p.1 #8 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


The fact that KR recommended this plug-in explains the noise introduced. At first glance a questionable plug-in from a questionable site. Do yourself a favor and use a more reliable site than KR for accurate information.

I've not actually used the plug-in and your example dose not compel me to try. But if you like it that's all that really maters.



Feb 22, 2013 at 07:54 PM
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p.1 #9 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


I didn't look at this image close enough before posting. It's actually already had noise reduction and some sharpening run on it through CS6 before using Perfectly Clear and that is why it's extra noisy on the jacket.


Edited on Feb 22, 2013 at 08:47 PM · View previous versions



Feb 22, 2013 at 08:37 PM
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p.1 #10 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/athentech/perfectly-clear.htm


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p.1 #11 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


While the photo posted can't be considered a superlative advertisement for the plug-in; there's nothing wrong with the product. It is the same technology that is marketed and sold to retail chains who do photo processing. And ultimately that's my problem with it; you end up with the same generic looking processing you'd get with a machine in a store.

But before Adobe revamped its Auto Color, Tone, and Contrast algorithms in Photoshop CS5, PerfectlyClear produced better results and without the color shifts that occurred when using Auto Tone, for example, in earlier Photoshop versions and which required changing the blend mode from Normal to Luminosity to prevent such shifts.

For quick and dirty batch processing the plug-in works just fine.



Feb 22, 2013 at 09:47 PM
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p.1 #12 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


Save your money. Just create a fake color profile with a modified gamma value in Photoshop. All you need to do is (1) convert your image to that fake color profile; (2) convert back to either sRGB or whatever you fancy and you're done.


Feb 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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p.1 #13 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


OK, here's a better example -

SOOC -



Perfectly Clear -




Feb 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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p.1 #14 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


WOW!!!


Feb 22, 2013 at 11:41 PM
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p.1 #15 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


this has to be some sort of a joke


Feb 23, 2013 at 12:33 AM
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p.1 #16 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


The "clear" one looks worse to me in each case. I don't get it.

EBH



Feb 23, 2013 at 01:54 AM
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p.1 #17 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


Have tried it in the past. Don't like it as much as Pictocolor iCorrect OneClick. That's a great plugin!


Feb 23, 2013 at 03:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


The Perfectly Clear technology was offered in Bibble. I used it and thought it was an easy way to enhanced my images.


Feb 23, 2013 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #19 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


I could certainly be a bumbling idiot (and have been charged as such on occasion , but I'm really not getting it. The processed pix looks - to my eye - worse than the original. As Mescalamba noted with either Color Efex or Vivezia you can get much more (and better) selective improvement.
Robert



Feb 23, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #20 · Anyone using Perfectly Clear plugin for CS6?


Thanks for the tips, I'm really liking Color Efex now!






Feb 23, 2013 at 08:13 PM
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