14 Dec Point-of-Interest
Delay free working with the Point-of-Interest
Surely, it is not with respect towards the user to constantly perform upgrades to the latest hardware. In addition, even when editing images with the latest computers, it is not always without longer waiting times due to complex file operations. But that can be clamped down on, as the use of the Points of Interests shows. Not only for the assessment of sharpness and noise, this feature proves, even with extensive use of effects and tone mapping, to be very helpful. The calculation time is reduced effectively by narrowing down to a sensible image area. A need to disable the preview mode, that permanently takes care of smooth working, is therefore hardly there.
The use of the Point-of-Interest is simple. In activated preview mode, simply click on the Point-of-Interest button. Now, a frame appears on the image and the calculations on the original picture only run in this area. The rest of the picture is grayed out. With the slider below the button, the size of the frame can be defined.
It is followed by a position window. Here the calculation framework can be moved with the mouse. But this is also possible directly in the image. For that, the small crosshairs must simply be activated above the position window. Now you can click on a desired location in the image. The framework will be repositioned accordingly. Another click on the crosshairs disables this feature again.
On both sides of the Point-of-Interest Button are other buttons available. With the double arrows on the left side, all settings are reset, whereby the Point-of-Interest disappears quickly.
The button situated to the right of the Point-of-Interest button, is enabled by default and ensures the automatic shutdown of the Point-of-Interest when saving the HDR image. This makes sense, because otherwise the bright area would be saved along with the image.
The really easy to use Point-of-Interest, therefore allows uninhibited, delay-free experimentation.