Ricoh A few experiments


Oct 15, 2013
LOVE the effect. Is that only a plug-in for GIMP or is there any other way to use it?
As a plugin for GIMP, it is somewhat restricted (purely personal opinion) so I use it from the command-line through a bash script. The commandline for this effect was:
    gmic $FILE -gimp_dreamsmooth 5,1,1,0.8,0,0.8,1,24,0 -o $FILE_NO_smooth.jpg


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Aug 25, 2010
S W France
IMHO and with no disrespect

I'm not keen at all
#1 is just about OK
they get less attractive to me as they go down the page

Ray Sachs

Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
They're like the "illustration" and "watercolor" effects that Sony sticks in all of their cameras these days. Sort of cool that it's possible - looks interesting in one or two shots for about a minute. And then quickly, for me at least, wears out it's welcome. Nothing WRONG with it - it's all about personal taste anyway and it's not like I'm a literalist with my processing. But this kind of stuff doesn't work for me except as an EXTREMELY occasional novelty. When the grass looks like some sort of fantasy of hair, something's gone terribly terribly wrong! :cool:


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