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Unread postby stevez » 07.03.2008 01:08

Nice product, I guess, but already the only two I have tried have failed. One came up B&W and striped (photoshop format whoa ok tiff files work), the other, I could not figure out how to manage the mask since it was all black, and i had to GUESS where to erase. I presume if you want the sharp part to show thru, you erase the mask area of the BLURRY one right? Directions aren't that clear. It would be nice if you could ship all the parts over to photoshop, once they are resized and masked, and then we could finish off the small fixes there, layer by layer.

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 08.03.2008 09:22

Steve,

Please send us the file to ftp://upload:nopassword@helicon.com.ua/httpdocs/

and we will try to add support to such format.

As to opacity maps we plan to release new version till September with retoching fuctionality like in Win version.

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Unread postby stevez » 13.03.2008 03:35

all this link does is give me open windows, and then when I click the file of interest it opens on my computer. How do I upload ? Here, i'll try below,
nope says 250 kb too big.
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Unread postby sfink16 » 13.03.2008 04:14

Steve,

I used FTP software to upload a 10+ mb image. On Ubuntu (form of Linux) I used native gFTP software.

On a windows system you can use the free software called FTP Commander.

Dan provide the link to use in his reply (host = helicon.com.us, userid = upload, folder = httpdocs, etc.).

Good luck!

Steve

stevez wrote:all this link does is give me open windows, and then when I click the file of interest it opens on my computer. How do I upload ? Here, i'll try below,
nope says 250 kb too big.
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Unread postby stevez » 13.03.2008 04:24

i used cyberduck. It asks for a password.
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Unread postby sfink16 » 13.03.2008 05:06

Take a look at Dan's post. The password is "nopassword". Type that in.

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stevez wrote:i used cyberduck. It asks for a password.
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Unread postby stevez » 13.03.2008 05:34

OK Helicon i uploaded a folder called "helicon examine". Inside you will see an image and an opacity map. The complaint is you cannot see on the opacity map, where to delicately erase. In this case, the joint of the anthers meeting the flower base would be the fix. In this case, delicate does not matter, but it illustrates the complaint. Thank you
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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 13.03.2008 10:43

Steve,

We are working on new mac version which will have the same retouching functionality as the win version.

As to opacity map, you need to mark area as white if you want to keep it on the resulting image and mark it black to ignore it.

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Unread postby stevez » 13.03.2008 19:18

yes but the question is how do you know where to paint, erase? the map is entirely black in the areas of interest. Sometimes we need to clean up areas with fine edges, as in the gun example on your samples page.

I dont know how the win version behaves.
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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 20.03.2008 17:35

Steve,

If you map is black it means that these pixels are not used in the resulting image. I would suggest you to open opacity map for the image with focused area and make this area completely white. The program will then use this area for the resulting image.

Windows version uses more evident method of cloning areas from the selected source image.


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