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BTW- David, Thanks for the suggestion of using 'Smart Blur'. Using this with 'Edge Overlay' and then eliminating the white border is providing better results than before. On Sun, 1 Oct 2000 14:08:16 -0500 (CDT), you wrote: >firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> writes on 1 October 2000 at 03:54:33 -0500 > > I have recurring problem in dealing with landscape/outdoor photos. > > When the sky is a vivid blue, with no clouds or haze, and occupies a > > sizable portion of the frame, an unpleasant/unnatural mottled pattern > > is captured by the film or digicam. Normal atmospheric aberrations > > cause this and the camera captures the 'instantaneous' (short > > interval) effect. It is actually always present, but the eye averages > > out these atmospheric fluctuations. > >I've used the "dust and scratches" filter in conjunction with a mask >for this sort of thing. I've also used smart blur. Neither works >every time, I have to customize settings and mask fairly carefully. >Sometimes masking, dust and scratches, hand editing, and gaussian blur >do the job together. > >I'm interested in your explanation of the source of this effect. Why >do I see it in so few photos, if it's always present? Or am I just >not seeing it even when it's in the photo? - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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