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Best editing software for pictures taken with sealife

Discussion in 'The SeaLife Station' started by diver 86, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. Arubandi07

    Arubandi07 Solo Diver

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    Great call ... Using that exact approach with PSE 9 on some pics to make prelim adjustments before 'opening' and working through any remaining adjustments necessary in the 'regular' program.
     
  2. iluvtheocean

    iluvtheocean Solo Diver

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    i know the thread is old at least point.... but just wanted to throw GIMP into the picture... it's free and works well but has a learning curve like photoshop
     
  3. Oldbear

    Oldbear Teaching Neutral Diving

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    This thread is a few years old...does anyone have a different updated program to suggest or are the original recommended programs still valid programs to edit Sealife's JPEG format today I n 2016?
     
  4. Pillpusher

    Pillpusher Manta Ray

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    Unfortunately, Mac is no longer supporting Aperture. They wanted to revamp iPhoto but that still sucks. So, even though I still use Aperture for the time being, that's out.
     
  5. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    The GIMP is cross-platform and only costs you the effort of learning to cope with it. It's a bit of an effort, and interface sucks IMO, but at least you didn't pay the photoshop's price for the suckage. Although the thing I do most often is white balance, and GIMP's controls for that are reasonably intuitive, once you get the hang of it.

    I really wish DC1400 could record RAW images: there's only so much WB correction you can do on JPEG and the camera seems to get it wrong more than half the time. Next dive trip I'm going to try carrying a slate and using it to set manual WB for the shots.
     
  6. Vivid-Pix Rick

    Vivid-Pix Rick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi All, always good to hear what folks are using and thinking. I'm partial to my product: www.vivid-pix.com/scuba

    Please give it a try - for free. Folks like Cathy Church and Marty Snyderman recommend it - as well as possibly a dive buddy!

    Please ask any questions about it - happy to help - and also, if you want to send me a photo to give "The Vivid-Pix Fix", please feel free: info@vivid-pix.com

    Sea Ya,
    Rick
     
  7. jfe

    jfe Barracuda

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    I've had my first experience today with a DC1400 and haven't found my "rythm" with it yet. Stared looking at this section and found it very needful to have proper software not only for today's pictures but the past 3 years woth. Downloaded the Vivid-Pix free trail and it is as easg as can be to work. I believe this will go from trail version to fully paid by the end of the weekend
     
  8. Vivid-Pix Rick

    Vivid-Pix Rick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi jfe, thanks for giving us a try and glad you like it. Give your pics the Vivid-Pix Fix!
     
  9. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I used to be happy with but no longer use Vivid-Pix because I now shoot RAW exclusively, but for underwater jpeg you cannot beat it for functionality and value. Sure, you can do more with PhotoShop, but that is a huge investment in time (both learning and using) and money, and still isn't as easy to use as Vivid-Pix. I only know of one BIG thing you can do with PhotoShop that is not in Vivid-Pix or any other package I know of, and that is removal of particle backscatter from a strobe in "dusty" water.
     
  10. Vivid-Pix Rick

    Vivid-Pix Rick Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Thanks tursiops. Glad you like our software. Correct, we do not currently support RAW . We've heard others describe their workflow to shoot in RAW and JPG - doing the majority of their fixing in Vivid-Pix and then with some of their images to bring it into RAW editing programs - like Photoshop. Thanks!
     

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