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Dec 11, 2012 10:31 |  #1

Has anyone else been following this program at all?

It was recently reviewed in shutterbug magazine. Most of you are probably pro's with Photoshop and won't have a use for something that does everything automatically. I have never used any photo editing software so I think I will try it out.
It looks like the first 250 images processed are free then it's a 10 or 15 cent per image cost after that.




  
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Dec 11, 2012 10:37 |  #2

This is the first I've heard of it...


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Dec 11, 2012 14:01 |  #3

Never heard of it, either.. looks like it just does photo correction, not really editing. If you're looking for editing software and price is a concern, I'd recommend checking into GIMP. It's free.

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Dec 11, 2012 14:02 |  #4

I think it's marketed more towards the photo editing newbie such as myself.

Here's the link in case you are curious.
http://www.organicimag​ing.com/ (external link)




  
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Dec 11, 2012 15:51 |  #5

Why not use DPP? It comes with your camera and is free to use. It is no where near as complicated as Photoshop and it will help you learn how to properly perform correction on photos. Just because you are a noob doesn't mean you have to be one forever. Everyone is a noob at some point.


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Dec 11, 2012 18:41 |  #6

I guess I haven't tried DPP yet. I have tried photoshop and gimp just way too hard for me to figure out. Before and after pictures. First pic is before 2nd is after using organic.
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUZ​M (external link)
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Dec 12, 2012 09:50 |  #7

From the examples you posted, it seems to be doing nothing more than making basic adjustments. You should be able to do the same using Canon's software or any of the various other programs out there with very little in the way of knowledge.....just open it up and start playing around with an image and you'll soon figure out what the adjustments do.




  
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Dec 12, 2012 10:01 |  #8

drcig wrote in post #15355241 (external link)
I guess I haven't tried DPP yet. I have tried photoshop and gimp just way too hard for me to figure out. Before and after pictures. First pic is before 2nd is after using organic.
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUZ​M (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUA​P (external link)

http://flic.kr/p/dArmN​E (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkTY​2 (external link)

http://flic.kr/p/dAkUP​F (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUk​i (external link)

I took a quick look at these - I see some subtle differerences but they seem to be changes in exposure, contrast, brightness, balance, that sort of thing. As has been pointed out all of that can be done quickly easily in DPP or even Photoshop Elements. I'm not saying this s/w is a bad idea - just don't write off some free or inexpensive that you could really end up enjoying.:D


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Dec 12, 2012 10:21 |  #9

It looks like the equivalent of setting your camera to the Landscape Picture Style, but with some emphasis on brightening shadows...?

Since many of us shoot Raw, I'd say there is much more mileage from a Raw processor, DPP, Camera Raw, Lightroom, etc. But back when I was shooting jpegs, I was always up to playing with new toys!


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Dec 12, 2012 11:04 |  #10

drcig wrote in post #15355241 (external link)
I guess I haven't tried DPP yet. I have tried photoshop and gimp just way too hard for me to figure out. Before and after pictures. First pic is before 2nd is after using organic.
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUZ​M (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUA​P (external link)

http://flic.kr/p/dArmN​E (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkTY​2 (external link)

http://flic.kr/p/dAkUP​F (external link)
http://flic.kr/p/dAkUk​i (external link)

Photoshop is way overboard for a beginner. It has too many tools and there is no "flow". There is no start to finish in Photoshop. Its all up to you. I am not knocking PS in any way because it is amazing but it is definitely not for the beginner. I would include GIMP and Paint.net into this category also. They are basic versions of Photoshop essentially but still complicated.

Lightroom, Camera RAW, and DPP, on the other hand, have flow, are easy to use and are very intuitive. You work from the top to the bottom. Starting with exposure correction and ending with lens correction and noise correction for example. Everything is controlled by sliders that clearly indicate what they are for and results are shown immediately. Want more detail in the shadows? Just move the Shadow slider up. Want to bring down the highlights? Just move the Highlight slider down. It really doesn't get any simpler. Spend a week in one of these programs and you will find your groove. The best thing though is that its all in your hands. You are not letting some program make these decisions for you. The final product will be something you yourself thought through and you will be rewarded with accomplishment.

I would say about 2% of my photos end up going through Photoshop. Only when I really need to. Everything else is completely done in Lightroom.
I HIGHLY suggest Lightroom. Not only is it for editing your photos but its a GREAT catalog. It is soooo easy to organize and keep track of everything you have.


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Dec 12, 2012 12:35 |  #11

Thanks everyone. I also thought it was only making very minor adjustments but my eye doesn't always pick these things up. But I am certainly going to look into some type of photo editing program to use.
Although I shoot mainly in jpeg. I had used gimp in the past and all the options were just too much for me to figure out. The next thing I check out will be Lightroom, Camera Raw, and DPP.




  
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Dec 12, 2012 14:01 |  #12

For jpegs, I'd suggest you look at Photoshop Elements. It has a pretty powerful editor with a lot of tools and features, but offers a pretty basic and easy way to nail some processing down without getting overwhelmed.

Lightroom has more extensive Raw controls, since Elements has a "trimmed down" version of Camera Raw (which Lightroom uses "under the hood") but Lightroom does not have the full range of tools that Elements has for various photo editing tasks.

It should also be noted that Lightroom was designed to be a Digital Asset Management (DAM) application. In otherwords it maintains a database/catalog with a good assortment of organizational features as well as output features, all built around the Raw developer, very handy for those who want DAM, but it can throw people off who just want to do the "developing" without the DAM...


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