Smudges

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by TonyTurley, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    I found a nice looking cemetery with a lot of Autumn foliage while out on a drive this weekend, and snapped some pics with both the X30 and E-M5. Fortunately, I had the E-M5 with me, as I discovered when I got home all of the X30 photos have a smudge from earlier in the day when I was hiking in a lush, moist forested area between some waterfalls. I thought I had wiped the lens adequately. I really like this frame, and even in my attempts to clean it with GIMP, I can still see the smudge (to my eyes, at least). This is the unretouched image. Any ideas?

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  2. Amberglass

    Amberglass FujiXspot Regular

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  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  4. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    with all that detail right there, you're never going to be able to "fix" it. Hit delete and move on.
     
  5. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Feb 15, 2013
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    Kyle
    photoshop a giant bird in there...
     
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  6. Covey22

    Covey22 FujiXspot Veteran

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    Armando J. Heredia
    Try a 16:9 crop focused on the wall/gate. Play with some off-center framings. Some high-contrast B&W conversion could also reduce that smudge impact.
     
  7. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    I'm stubborn. Not giving up yet.
     
  8. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Tony
    The high contrast B&W did indeed help on a shot taken in another location.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Luke
    try picmonkey.com

    it's on online editor that has some cool "presets" that may help hide the smudge. The "Orton" effect gives the whole photo some warm softness glow that I always like on autumnal foliage photos. There may be a "fog" effect of some sort as well.
     
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  10. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 31, 2013
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    Bobby Tingle
    I can fix it for you if you would like.
     
  11. Luke

    Luke FujiXspot Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    if he says yes, Bobby..... would you mind filming a tutorial? I used to be a lot better with Photoshop than I am currently. I'm sure many here would enjoy following along.
     
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  12. TonyTurley

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    Tony
    i appreciate the offer, but is there a way you can give us tips on how to do it? "Teach a man to fish ...", and all that. I agree with what Luke said above.
     
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  13. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Bobby Tingle
    I would just clone it out in photoshop. Its not a huge area, so it should blend right in. Especially if content aware is checked on.
     
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  14. TonyTurley

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    Tony
    I tried cloning in GIMP, and the area still looked sort of muddy. However, your post above prompted me to do a little digging, and I discovered GIMP does have a Content Aware Fill plug-in. Thanks for the suggestion - I'll play with that and see how it works.
     
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  15. BobbyT

    BobbyT Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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    Bobby Tingle
    That should make a big difference.