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Unread postby Ariel » 20.11.2006 22:13

Here are some articles on Wikipedia that relate to Helicon which I think you would be interested in:
This is on Helicon Filter
This one is about Helicon Focus
This one is on lots of image editors
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Unread postby Ariel » 24.11.2006 21:21

I edited the article on Helicon Filter a little.
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Looks Good!

Unread postby lutz » 27.11.2006 19:13

That looks good!

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Unread postby Ariel » 28.11.2006 01:14

:wink:

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Unread postby Ariel » 26.12.2006 22:19

I also noticed an article about Helicon Soft, but it was removed.
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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 27.12.2006 21:01

Ariel,

Thanks for your contribution to wiki. How one can become an author?

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Unread postby Ariel » 27.12.2006 22:02

You're welcome :wink:

Just go to an article, and at the top of the page where it says "edit this page" click. That lets you edit. I think that you need to make an account (using a link at the upper-right of the page) if you make an article.
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Re: Wikipedia

Unread postby John Lai » 01.01.2007 14:37

ariel wrote:Check it out! :D
Here's a Wikipedia article on Helicon Filter.
Helicon Filter is one of the programs listed on this Wikipedia comparison page.
These pages are lacking but people can edit them. Have fun!


Hi Ariel,
Very nice read and you have done a good work.
You have put a ? to Scripting capability of Helicon Filter. But when you save several editings under a name, is it not scripting?

John

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Unread postby Ariel » 01.01.2007 19:25

I don't know. I left it alone. You are free to change it if you know better. But you know what? I'm pretty sure scripting is making part of a program. In this case, it would be a java script or some other kind of script that would make Photoshop, Helicon, etc., do actions that would be time consuming or impossible otherwise. I think you can do this with Photoshop, but not with Helicon.
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Scripting

Unread postby John Lai » 07.01.2007 12:49

ariel wrote:I am not sure, so I left it blank. You are free to change it if you know better. :wink: But you know what? I'm pretty sure scripting is making part of a program. In this case, it would be a java script or some other kind of script that would make Photoshop, Helicon, etc., do actions that would be time consuming or impossible otherwise. I think you can do this with Photoshop, but not with Helicon.

BTW, I do hope people edit, improve, correct and expand the articles, as one person can only contribute so much.


Hi Ariel,
I tried to post a reply to you message to me. But as I am not sure if it will go through, I am posting it here.

I just look at Scriting in a Photoshop book.
Scripting is the creation of Actions.
An action is a single operation or a sets of operations grouped into an single operation.
Here is a Photoshop Action (from the book)

1- Adjust levels (move sliders until required effect is reached)
2- Gaussian Blur (Filter-Blur-Gaussian Blur, ser radius tio 1.0
3- Filter-Unsharp Mask Amount 66, Radius: 3.4 pixels, Threshold: 2 Levels
4- Image adjust hue/saturation/colorize enter 239 for hue, 12 for Saturation, 0 for Lightness
5- Stop recording

Well, that exactly what HF does with savings Settings to apply to other files. And I find the HF way is much better.

So scripting in HF is creating & saving a Setting that can be applied to a single or a batch of files.

John

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Unread postby Dan Kozub » 07.01.2007 13:01

Well, saved settings are not the same as a script. Script is more flexible and universal tool. The question is if there are many people who are able to use scripting.

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Unread postby Ariel » 07.01.2007 19:44

That's why Helicon is better! Everyone can do the hard things...

So I'll edit that chart to no scripting for Helicon Filter?
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Unread postby John Lai » 07.01.2007 20:56

ariel wrote:That's why Helicon is better! Everyone can do the hard things...

So I'll change the chart to no scripting for Helicon Filter?


No. That would give the impression that HF is quite lame. Maybe put an * on the chart and add a note saying that HF has something similar in that it can save settings that can be re-used to process a single or a batch of files.

Well this is my personal opinion. Dan can better answer you.

John

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Unread postby Ariel » 07.01.2007 22:41

Okay, so how is the article now?

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Unread postby John Lai » 07.01.2007 23:19

ariel wrote:Okay, so how is the article now?


Note 3: Although Helicon Filter does not support actual scripting, it is capable of storing and reusing sequences of edits.
Ariel, I like it now. Maybe add <reusing sequences & settings of edits>. It will be more explicit.

BTW, you have a lot of knowledge about editing programs! Do you prefer Helicon Filter over all the others?

What about adding a column called Mapping (sharpening, noise reduction etc)? Mapping is one of the features I prefer in HF.

John


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