Dramatic B&W images

MoonMind

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Matt
Ooooh, stunning image, Matt :) (can’t see the smudge, either)
Thanks a lot, Sue! For b&w work, the good ole Voigtländer Nokton Classic sure does deliver (even though it's the "colour" M.C. version) - especially when mounted on the M8. Suitably vintage all the way - and sufficiently low-key to be a pleasure to carry. It was a nice change from my usual Voigtländer 28mm Ultron - another lovely lens, clearly better optically - and yet lacking the charm of the Nokton ...
Easy enough to remove with nearly every quality image editing software.
That may be true - were I any good at cloning. I seem to lack the patience and accuracy needed. Anyhow, the smudge (there are actually two of them - never mind) is small and round, so not too distracting. Still, I may try to clone them out, even though the bigger one (in the clouds, top right) sits on a boundary between different shades of off-white, because I'm contemplating printing this image ...

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MoonMind

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Dec 29, 2013
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Matt
@MoonMind if you have any of the recent versions of photoshop. Content aware will do all of the work for you. Affinity Photo has a similar tool.

Or one of us can do it for you.
Bobby, thanks a lot for the information and the offer - but I'll do it myself if I need it, even though I don't have any of the apps you mentioned. My only paid software is Polarr - I was an early adopter and have a life-long one-time subscription for a ridiculously small fee; what I love about Polarr is its true cross-platform nature - it works on *all* of my machines, regardless of OS (my favourite one being GNU/Linux - even though I (have to) use Windows 10 most of the time).

I've done spot removal before; it's just a matter of familiarising myself with the tools I have available, and there are plenty of those (Polarr has the functionality, as does darktable, and I'm sure GIMP and RawTherapee do as well). I agree that "content aware" would be nice and easy, but I'm not getting under Adobe's wings just yet (and certainly not for something so minor). I think it's best if I just go ahead and fix things instead of talking about it, eh? ;)

EDIT: done (using darktable).

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Jan 31, 2011
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Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Bobby, thanks a lot for the information and the offer - but I'll do it myself if I need it, even though I don't have any of the apps you mentioned. My only paid software is Polarr - I was an early adopter and have a life-long one-time subscription for a ridiculously small fee; what I love about Polarr is its true cross-platform nature - it works on *all* of my machines, regardless of OS (my favourite one being GNU/Linux - even though I (have to) use Windows 10 most of the time).

I've done spot removal before; it's just a matter of familiarising myself with the tools I have available, and there are plenty of those (Polarr has the functionality, as does darktable, and I'm sure GIMP and RawTherapee do as well). I agree that "content aware" would be nice and easy, but I'm not getting under Adobe's wings just yet (and certainly not for something so minor). I think it's best if I just go ahead and fix things instead of talking about it, eh? ;)

EDIT: done (using darktable).

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M.
LOL ! I was too slow. I was coming into the thread again to tell you (and anyone interested) that the free Adobe Photoshop Fix does it quite well. You do need an iOS or Android tablet/phone though. I use it when I need to dispose of unwanted elements. Not often, but Photoshop Fix works quite well and no subscription required (although not sure if it works without a sign-in. Still, you get 2GB of storage with it)

 

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