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17th of December 2001 (Mon), 11:59
I took some rather nice pictures in and of Bavaria, but with it came some annoying mountain haze. Is there a program, plug-in etc. designed that addresses this problem or does anyone know of a tutorial link?
17th of December 2001 (Mon), 16:51
I came across this the other day:
Basically, the technique is apply USM with large radius:
low strength: 20%, 30, 4
hi strength: 20%, 60, 4
It certainly had an effect on some of my images, although much more noticeable in the near and middle distance than mountain haze. Let us know how it works.
17th of December 2001 (Mon), 17:19
Thanks for the reply. It works as far as sharpness is concerned, but does little for the haze/fog. I had some success with contrast/brightness, but like to have it cleaner.
18th of December 2001 (Tue), 12:47
Check out the Retinex technology at http://dragon.larc.nasa.gov/retinex/pao/news/. There're a couple pictures that they reduced smoke and fog from them.
You can find the company that will market the program at http://www.truview.com/
18th of December 2001 (Tue), 16:39
Thanks, I was looking for that company, having seen these pictures some time ago.
21st of December 2001 (Fri), 11:47
If you have Photoshop try the auto contrast. It can often improve haze drastically. somewhere I read about this and that it doesnt really just do a contrast change.
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