Gerhard Huber wrote:
@DJJohnson: I will write the answers for you, not for "TryingToHelp", it's easier for me. Sorry for my German (Bavarian) English
No problem, I just wish I could type in German so I could explain things clearer. I'll try to explain clearly, if possible.
Gerhard Huber wrote:Did you test the new "Healing Brush" in version 13 of PL32?
I didn't even know v13 was out yet, I followed a link right to the forum frame. NICE!! I'll have to get it and see! Thanks!!
Gerhard Huber wrote:
Sorry, but I don't know how ColorWasher works, but there are many color correction functions in PL32, like WhitePoint, ColorTemperature, Clut, ...
If you could give me an example that shows me what to have additionally, I will see how to solve the problem.
ColorWasher is a 3rd-party Plugin, from the people at http://thepluginsite.com
ColorWasher, and Paint Shop Pro's "Manual Color Correction" have one thing that's similar. You select an area of your photograph that you want to be a certain shade or color, and then select the color that you want that first color to be. It shifts the hue and white-balance of a photo so that you can get a better white-balance. Some examples might be: you can scan an old yellowed newspaper printing, select part of the yellowed paper, then select a white or gray color to make that paper white again. Or, if a person's skin is too pink, and you want them more tan, you can select (sample) a patch of their skin and then select a "tan skin" color from a color palette. (If you had a copy of Paint Shop Pro to play with, this filter's function would become clear to you.) It's similar to how a normal white-point or color-temperature works, but it takes a larger sample area and tries to match a new color to that whole area, not just a single color sample.
If my explanation is still confusing, I could try to explain again. It's a handy method to shift the colors of a wider range of hues in a photograph without disrupting too much of the other colors.
Gerhard Huber wrote:We have a brush list dockable. But normally I only use round brushes and resize them by pressing the arrow keys on the keyboard.
I didn't know you could use the arrow keys to change the brush size, NICE! I'll have to try that. What I really liked about Paint Shop Pro's brush change panel, was that you could use slider adjustments or spinner adjustments (up/down arrows like you have on many tools in PL32) but it was always visible, just as if you had your brush adjustment panel as a dockable window. Another nice feature is if you clicked on the number input box for size of brush, you could then just use your mouse-wheel to enlarge or shrink the brush. That was very handy. Then you could adjust the brush size while you were on top of the image. (Like you do with the arrow keys.)
Gerhard Huber wrote:re: Chromatic Aberration Filter -- There is such a filter in PL32. If it doesn't work good, please send me an example image.
Yes, it works very nice. This is something that Paint Shop Pro should have always had, but didn't. The one in Paint Shop Pro worked differently though. If your photo had "sensor bloom", where high-contrast edges in digital photography had strong halos of magenta or purple, this filter in Paint Shop Pro would fix those. You would select JUST the halo colors with little selection boxes, and then set the filter for how many pixels wide that halo was in your image. It could remove magenta, green, puple, red, etc. halos all at once through the whole image.
Your CA Filter is wonderful for "Lateral Chromatic Aberration", but this filter worked on (I think they call it) "Radial Chromatic Aberration". It didn't seem to only desaturate those halos (the normal way it it fixed), it seemed to also pull in the colors alongside those halos to fill up the gap where the wrong-color halo used to be, replacing the halo color completely. It's a pretty unique filter, but worked excellent on photos from digital cameras that had a lot of "sensor bloom". Most other editors call this "color fringing" I think.
Gerhard Huber wrote:If it means "Noise Reduction", we improved this filter in Version 13. Please test it again.
Yes, the DCNR stood for "Digital Camera Noise Reduction". I'm looking forward to see what you have changed!!
I'm going to go download it RIGHT NOW!!