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

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:
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 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

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 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:

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!

HDR Projects 4 Professional Review

My first impression on using this software was that it presented a lot of choices

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.
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

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
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