Motion Algorithms

Choose from any of the eleven Motion Recognition algorithms and compare their effects in Post Processing. Tip: Double-clicking sets an algorithm back to its standard value. Long-time exposure: This process determines the average for every pixel in a shot to simulate a type of long exposure.

The Magnifying Glass of NEAT projects

On the right-hand side (at the very top) in Post-processing you will find the 1:1 magnifying glass. The magnifying glass shows you the area the cursor points to in a 1:1 pixel view. When clicking on the magnifying glass the new compare-window will appear, comparing your edited image and the original image.

Neat projects filter presets

Locating presets can be difficult when you have imported presets or created many additional looks. If you enter “filter” into the search bar, only presets relating to “filter” will be shown, for example “Gradient filter” or “Colours Red filter”.

Neat projects variation browser

The variation browser allows you to choose from different versions of a function and is primarily operated using the mouse: Shifting the segment: hold down the left mouse button before moving the mouse Zooming in

Post-processing with Neat projects

Directly after uploading your images, you will find yourself in post-processing. Here, you can start editing the results with filters and effects

Image Preparation with Neat projects

Here, you can configure the program’s settings precisely. For the first steps, please use the standard settings. These default settings can be restored with the arrow at the bottom left, so they won't be irretrievably lost.

Program Location

Here, you can determine in which folder projects, exposure bracketing/ photo series, final images and default settings will be saved. Program: Language Here, you can change the NEAT projects 2 professional program language to either German, English or French.

Importing Images

You can choose to upload images using the file menu. When attempting to upload only one or two images a notification will appear, stating that an image sequence must include three images or more in order for the program to successfully complete motion detection.

Additional supported RAW-Formats

NEAT projects is continuously developed and adapts to the market with a number of supported RAW-formats. Please find the list of additional supported RAW-formats for NEAT projects 2 professional below:

Cutout Changing the Background Image

To move the penguin to a warmer place, we select "Change Background" in the post-matting-menu. After matting, a file browser will open and you will be able to search for the background image that will serve as the background for the penguin:

New Features for Neat projects 2 pro

NEAT projects 2 professional offers a variety of new features. Here is an overview over some of the most important developments: – 5 new Motion Fusion Profiles: remove motion (soft), remove motion (very soft), add motion (dark), add motion (light), add motion (colour).
Often, you are confronted with objects that have elements of the background situated within them that need to be removed. Typical examples are photos in which people have their hands placed on their hip

Cutout curve window: Curvature of the mask

You can change the curvature of the cropping-mask via the curve window. By clicking on the curve, additional adjustment points can be added so that the curve can be variably adjusted.

Cutout Background Blur

Often, you will have the following problem with your images: Your photo shows an object, an animal or a person you want to focus on. However, both the object and the background appear sharp

Cutout Settings & Parameters: Chromakey-matting

If the chromakey-matting result has flaws, you can use the following parameters to refine the result: Feather Brush Adds individual pixels to the mask and ensures a softer transition from the foreground to the background.

Cutout Matting-mode: Settings & Parameters

The following settings and parameters are available in matting-mode for cropping, using stroke-based-matting and inside/ outside edge matting: The polygon-tool was already explained in chapter 3.1

Cutout: Stroke-based Matting

Use this method to crop images that have a white, gray, or black background. This method can also be used to crop out areas of an object that also belong to the background. First Application Example — Cropping Objects on White Surfaces Select your image from album

Chromakey-matting with CutOut

In order to crop objects with a monochrome green or blue background in CutOut 9 professional using chromakey-matting, select the desired image in album-mode and click on chromakey in the menu bar.

Inside/Outside Edge Matting

Inside/Outside Edge Matting is the right choice when it comes to cropping objects from images which do not possess a strictly monotone background or are similar in color to the background itself

Denoise Projects Functions Part 5

ENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects

Denoise Projects Functions Part 4

DENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects which you can combine with each other as well as change individually.

Denoise projects Functions Part 4

DENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects which you can combine with each other as well as change individually.

Denoise Projects Functions part 3

DENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects that you can combine with each other as well as change individually.

Denoise Projects Effects Part 2

DENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects that you can combine with each other as well as change individually. I

DENOISE projects effects part 1

DENOISE projects 2 professional offers a wealth of different filters, so that the best result can be achieved for every image with the least amount of effort. Here, you can choose between a total of 69 post-processing effects which you can combine with each other as well as change individually.

A flat frame – What is that?

Flat frames are exposed images with a uniformally exposed area. It is vital that the flat frames are shot with the same lenses (filters, objective etc.) as well as with the same exposure of the motive (light frames).

A dark frame – What is that?

A dark frame (or dark image) is an image of sensor noise from a covered sensor. To take a dark frame, you need to use an impenetrable light objective lid.

Usage of Adobe Lightroom Windodws

Start the installation program and check if the component “Lightroom Plugin” has been selected. If you don’t have a CD download the plug-in from www.projects-software.de/plugins. Afterwards, open the Lightroom version

Using Photoshop Plug-In in MAC OS X

You can find the plug-ins on the start-screen within the file „Plug-ins“. Here, choose the file that corresponds to your Photoshop version (in the following example, Photoshop CS6 is selected). Double-click on the .zip-file to unpack the plug-in

Erase Scratches & Sensor Errors

You will find the erase "scratches & sensor errors"-button on the right-hand side and at the very bottom of the section „Finalise“. This isn’t without reason.

Noise-free Astro-photography

The following example will introduce the program in more detail: Galaxy M31 – Andromeda. A sincere thank you at this point to Markus Jane who provided the astro-image-sequences.

Denoise Channel Display

The area of the channel display serves as an optical analysis of your image. Tip: Pay attention that the real-time calculation mode in the tool bar at the top is active, so that the display can be updated.

Mask Adaptation and Presets

Automatic mask adaptation to the adjustments of distortions from RAW modules. The selective drawing and the RAW module work directly with one another. This includes the distortion corrector located within the RAW module.

Denoise Local Adaptation/Selective Drawing

The selective drawing tool of DENOISE projects 2 professional should be given special attention. With this tool, you can edit in selected areas of an image without having to create complicated masks by hand in other image editing programs.

Denoise projects RAW-Module

The RAW-module is an integrated RAW-processor for your camera RAW-files. To open the module, simply click on the “RAW” symbol located in the tool bar. There are 9 different control settings in this module:

What's New: Denoise projects 2 Pro

Denoise projects 2 professional comes with many new features and functions – compared to the previous version. Check the list below to see all features in one place: – Filter plug-ins for Adobe® Photoshop (from CS6) and Photoshop elements

Removal of Scratch and Sensor Errors

The micro-contrast enhancement used in HDR photography shows all the unwanted sensor errors

Edit Weighting with the HDR Painter

HDR painter is a powerful tool to manually adjust certain areas by editing individual images of a bracketing series Exposure Bracketing View (left):

New supported RAW Formats with HDR projects 7

The list of supported RAW Formats is continiously growing. HDR projects 7 additionally supports the following file formats

HDR Preparation with HDR projects

Here you can precisely configure the program’s settings. For the first steps, please use the standard settings. These default settings can be restored with the arrow at the bottom left.

Fascinating High Dynamic Range Photography

Even the most modern digital cameras have a limited dynamic range. Drastic lighting contrasts exhibit this restriction easily, such as with a photo taken indoors looking outside

HDR projects 7 Pro: Whats new?

HDR projects 7 professional offers many new features. Here is a summary of some of the most important developments: New ultra-HDR mode „Highlight Boost”:

Perfect HDR Photos With Just A Few Clicks

You can obtain a finished HDR image in just 5 clicks with HDR projects 7 professional. 1. Load Images 2. HDR Preparation 3. Post-Processing -> Select HDR Style -> Preset Selection 4

Comprehensive Test Of All HDR projects Features Part 1

As usual, the installation process can be completed easily and efficiently. If preferred, the installation of the Photoshop plug-in and the graphics support can be excluded from this procedure before initiation.

Digitally Remove Annoying Visitors From Museums

Get clear shots of all paintings!

Comprehensive Test Of All HDR projects Features Part 5

When it comes to the field of RAW development, FRANZIS has delivered a batch of new features and thoroughly improved previously existing functions.

Comprehensive Test of all HDR projects Features Part 4

Another addition worth mention is the automatic Ghosting Correction Optimization. After adjusting various Ghosting slide control settings in the last software version, constantly viewing the image outside of preview mode was quite often necessary for observing visible changes.

HDR Projects 4 Professional Review

My first impression on using this software was that it presented a lot of choices
In each individual image within this collection of images, an ambulance is displayed at different intervals while driving over the bridge.

Winter wonderland captured optimally with HDR

As with any HDR, it begins with proper bracketing. With this design you might think that an HDR would be unnecessary anyway and the whole picture could also be done with an exposure. Think again! The devil is in the details, especially here.

Algorithm Browser

HDR algorithms in graphical comparison with the variants browser. These days, image post-processing is simply a must for any photographer

BLACK&WHITE 4 New Features

Premiere: new spectral sensitivity for black & white processing In BLACK & WHITE projects 4, you can now adjust sensitivity to emulate colour filters in your resulting images

Comprehensive Test Of All HDR projects Features Part 7

Export to Photoshop and Post-Editing in HDR projects: It is of course also possible to create and edit a photo montage in any other program using the same images used to make up the HDR image in HDR projects 5. T

Consistent Depth of Field

FOCUS projects professional is the 5th projects software from FRANZIS. The one-click solution perfectly generates a photo with a large depth of field throughout from a series of varying depths of field.

107 All at Once

Unfortunately, you never know when your muse will give you another kiss of inspiration, and often times, if you try to force creativity, you only end up empty handed.

Bring sexy back to your photos with BLACK & WHITE projects 4

Boudoir photography is one of the latest trends from America to make its way across the world and is personally one of my favorite genres to photograph

Back to the Basics

It doesn’t really take much for perfect black & white photos. And that’s probably what makes monochromatic images difficult

Discover BLACK & WHITE projects 3

George Cairns explores the key features of this dedicated mono conversion software from Franzis like Capture NX-D, BLACK & WHITE projects 3 enables you to mimic the colour fi lter technique to selectively lighten or darken specific areas

From Bright to Cloudy

Bad weather? No problem! If the forecast for next weekend doesn’t look so great, there’s no reason to mope around, because your next photo project is called “Hunting the Clouds”.

Bring your photos to life with COLOR projects

My goal as a wedding photographer is to create life-like photos that capture the true feeling of a wedding day.

Timeless Happiness

Make your photos look really old! The vintage look is in, and it has been for quite a while! Back in the 90s there was a huge Lomographie hype that has come back again in recent years

An overview of the most important RAW functions

White balance: here you can regulate the colour temperature. Use the pipette to select a white balancing colour directly from the image. Denoising/ Sharpness: This feature regulates the image’s noise and sharpness.

Selecting and Saving Sections of Images

Save final images using the buttons in the toolbar, from the file menu, or use the corresponding keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+S). As soon as you have initiated a file save, the cropping and caption window will open

Composing Mode of NEAT projects

In the composing mode of selective drawing, you have the opportunity to build up to 4 levels of images into your current motif. To switch into the composing modus, click on the “composing” button

Selective Drawing – Creating Masks

Masks can also be created from colour or brightness. With the button (1), you can activate the “Create Mask” modus. You will find yourself in the standard mode “Create Mask out of Colour"
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