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Garden, Schurz Park - Infrared

5 August, 2008 (08:21)

garden-ir-schurzpark Garden, Schurz Park - Infrared

A few posts below, I mention the Adobe (BETA) DNG Profiler. All the issues regarding infrared conversions and RAW are resolved by this utility. In short, if you are going to retreive neutral-ish color balances even though the shot was done through an infrared filter - then this is the utility you will need. The major issue with infrared and RAW color balance was that ARC and Lightroom CLIP the raw’s color temperature. This utility gives you back access to color temps below 2000 Kelvin.

At any rate, I feel more in control now, and await my converted XT. Also - Lightroom 2.0 is out. I may have mentioned this before - don’t remember - but it has area painting (i.e. masking sort of stuff); supports larger files; supports the new camera profiles that you create with the DNG Profile Utility; and has a bunch of other good stuff. Only thing - I sort of hate getting a POINT ZERO release… Don’t really know how buggy it will be. True, I’d install it in a separate directory but it may still effect my LR 1.x catalogs. Hmmm….

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Comment from Joel
Time: August 5, 2008, 9:03 am

I just converted over to 2.0 and so far i had no problems. As a matter of fact 1.4 me weird errors and would lock up every now and then( nothing that every corrupted my catalog ). The gradient tool and brush make the switch worth the money if you don’t like using Photoshop. The minor interface fixes also made searching/filtering more intuitive.

That being said you have to convert your catalog to LR2 format in order to run it on LR2. As far as the whole 2.0, many programs get updates/revisions and adobe learned from LR1 by running a beta of LR2 to get many bugs out of the way.

There is always the 30 day trial if you are squeamish.

Comment from Craig M. Nisnewitz
Time: August 5, 2008, 9:44 pm

I have bought several 72 red filters for my lenses. I am going on vacation next week to Las Vegas, San Fransisco and than Yosemite. I will try the IR technique in addition to normal photos. The IR technique does a nice job on landscapes.

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