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I have been playing with this for some time. If you can't afford Adobe Lightroom or are tired of using bootleg software, give this a look. NOTE: PC Only!

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Good score.  I hadn't heard anything about it, thanks for that. :)

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Yeah, thanks for the tip.  I'm actually looking for some kind of affordable image processing software right now*, so this is very timely.  



*Took a bunch of stunning shots at Crater Lake.  Dust on the sensor.  Don't have anything to correct it.   :p


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Glad you guys liked it. What amazes me most is it's all done by one guy who listens to everyone about how to improve it. Each release is better than the last. Much of it is over my head but I'm slowly learning. I can do things in a couple minutes that took me half an hour with other programs.

TehipiteTom... Wireworm, in the plug in filters, works great for dust and spots, but I suspect you figured that out already. Have you posted your photos?


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Glad you guys liked it. What amazes me most is it's all done by one guy who listens to everyone about how to improve it. Each release is better than the last. Much of it is over my head but I'm slowly learning. I can do things in a couple minutes that took me half an hour with other programs.

TehipiteTom... Wireworm, in the plug in filters, works great for dust and spots, but I suspect you figured that out already. Have you posted your photos?

No, I hadn't figured it out--wow, that looks amazing!  I really need to get it.  

I've been using the cloning brush to remove dust.  First efforts were a little clumsy, but I'm getting the hang of it; still, it's a tedious process, and WireWorm will be a major quality of life improvement.  

Here's one that had a couple of prominent dust spots:



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Oh wow, that is good.

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TehipiteTom... Wireworm, in the plug in filters, works great for dust and spots, but I suspect you figured that out already.

Finally got around to downloading it, and I've been playing around with it over the last week or so.  Love it!

Here are some shots from last December that highlight the maddening amount of sensor dust I had at the time...along with their post-Wireworm counterparts.  


DSC_6796 by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


The Picnic Table Fixed by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


DSC_6807 by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


Mt Diablo 01 by Tom Hilton, on Flickr


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Nice results Tom.  Great photos too! 

The next release is suppose to be this weekend and will have several new features to work with.  Sagelight Forum


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Nice results Tom.  Great photos too! 

The next release is suppose to be this weekend and will have several new features to work with.  Sagelight Forum

Thanks!  And thanks for the tip.  This is great stuff.

Looking foward to the new features.  I might have to play around with some tilt/shift images...


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Sagelight 4.2 is out.  
Very nice  :)


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Sagelight 4.3 is now out.

If you own a camera you really need to look at this  :)


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That is cooool....

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Sagelight 4.3 is now out.

If you own a camera you really need to look at this  :)

Gonna download the update when I get home.

And then I'm gonna have me some fun with the HDR.  :;):


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Did some playing around with the single-shot HDR function in 4.3.  Here are some images illustrating the HDR presets (you can fiddle around with each; I didn't).  

First, a shot I took two years ago in Little Slide Canyon:


The "artistic" (i.e., super-artificial-looking) HDR:


The black & white HDR:


The highlight-recovery setting:


Stark HDR:


I'm not a huge fan of HDR generally (I think it's over-overused--that is, too many people use it, and they use too much of it), but I can see these being useful in smaller doses (especially the HDR black & white).  Sagelight has an undo slider, so you can always pull it back a ways if an effect is over the top.


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I was so impressed with Sagelight that just a few hours of playing with the free download that I bought it. There is a sale going on. $39.95 with free upgrades for like. Usually, it's $79.95.

I think I'm going to have some fun with it. Thanks for mentioning it.

Here is one I was just playing with. The first one was already somewhat enhanced using Irfanview free software. It looks kind of pale next to the Sagelight enhanced one. I didn't go beyond Quickedit for this picture.

Before Sagelight.


With Sagelight.


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