How to process this image?

(Syv) #1

RT 5.5 appimage

The image is at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1u6KEnvdhKPhZZbzrQaoG4fytwBJr_pXX/view?usp=sharing raf/raw

My “bad” pp3 is at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IaqWdoS0cZFisLHwmAiUDNexJQhJM-ou/view?usp=sharing

The problem is the blanket that the cat is on, I can’t figure out a way of displaying it.

rt-2019-03-25_13-31

It’s all these stuff in the bottom right corner.

All suggestions are welcome

Thanks

Syv

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#2

Tone curve 1 looks much over-done to me, I would start with the Neutral profile and go step by step. The photo is OK, only a handful of pixels are overexposed.
The Auto-Matched Tone Curve tool is using the embedded jpeg preview image, this can not work with the in-camera edited and stylized shots like this, I suppose.

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(Alberto) #3

Hi,

try increasing “Highlight compression” until the artifacts are gone (around 250 here)

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#4

A sample with highlight compression:
cares-20170727-4254_jac
cares-20170727-4254_jac.jpg.out.pp3 (12.6 KB)
(Look at this, but a general rule is, listen to Alberto.)

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#5

… or this, only a tone curve applied.

grafik

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(Syv) #6
  1. Thanks that worked.
  2. Question: What the difference between highlight compression in the exposure, the highlights in the shadows/highlights and highlights of the residual image from the wavelet?

I have looked at the rawpedia and I have not found something that compare them and when I should be using one vs the other.

Thanks

Syv

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#7

Exposure and highlight compression happen much earlier in the processing pipeline, making it the more important tool. It determines the handling of the highlights at[1] demosaicing.

[1] Not exactly sure of the exact moment…

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#8

I went for the newlocallab branch to liven up the eyes and nose.
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cares-20170727-4254-3 cares-20170727-4254.raf.pp3 (25.5 KB)

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(Syv) #9

Looks good, but when it the locallab branch will be merged into “production”?

Thanks

Syv

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(Thomas) #10

I think the color and the brightness of the blanket is distracting and it should be desaturated and darkend. Here done with the “color zones” module in darktable. But I am sure this can also be done in RawTherapee (but not by me :wink: ).

cares-20170727-4254 cares-20170727-4254.raf.xmp (3.6 KB)

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(Todd Prior) #11

cares-20170727-4254

Darken the blanket??

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