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Mono Conversion

Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by RovingMike, Jun 20, 2017.

  1. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Taking up a side discussion from an Appraisals post, it has been said that Silver Efex Pro is very prone to haloing, especially when converting sharpened pics. I have certainly been plagued with this myself and I can't even find anything that says my PEN F is sharpening.
    But here's a couple of side by sides at 100% on the guy pointing and 16.67% on the building, with the SEP versions on the right and a simple Channel Mixer mono with red filter in PS on the left. The SEP versions are simply not usable.

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  2. P_Stoddart

    P_Stoddart Well-Known Member

    surely any raw files is BEFORE in camera processing?

    If there is a PEN F sharpening option it should be on the Olympus software sold with the camera?
     
  3. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Do you use a preset in SEP? What's the 'structure' slider set to and does changing it help?
     
  4. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Got it in one I think. Using Neutral (other presets really degrade), but structure has been up too high. It does help to keep it in the middle.
     
  5. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Yeh, structure is a mix of local edge contrast and some extra sharpening I think.
     

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