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06-07-2018, 12:01 PM - 1 Like   #1
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A Study in Yellow

Probably this is the first time I lost my handy card where I jotted down GIMP processes I used. No problem, Next images will show what to do to have a good time.

This shot was made close to the municipal lawn but keeping my camera on a paving stone level.

See Yandex Disk album with the following images - original, corrected original and the "big" miniature below.


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Very nice, bright yellows are here, but not blown out. Good details
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Short and to the point. Thank you! One sincere positive remark is worth more than 1000 "like"s.

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A Study in Yellow II

Series: Zinnia Hearts

One of the best flowers for macro lovers, but they demand unique attitudes. Have a pleasure.


I test now procedures to produce PentaxForums entries. For many it's a simple task. My idea of giving you GIMP procedures and ability to compare original picture with its processed versions (saved as album on Yandex Disk) nudged me to write whole PFG (PentaxForums GIMP) environment embracing special directory trees, GIMP, GeeQie image viewer, mcedit - editor preprogrammed for writing special series A Study in Colors. In short:

2) processed picture send to Pentax User Photo Gallery (PUPG) -> Macro
3) PFG Triangle (original, processed original, miniature demanded by PF rules) send to Yandex Disk
4) add to A Study in Yellow thread the following data (here to the Yellow color):
- miniature from PUPG
- GIMP part with description and
- hyperlink to album on Yandex Disk

In utmost succinct style - which, what, when, where. A lot of work for the first time until I achieve proficiency in the tasks.

GIMP Processing Commands

GIMP File -> zinnia_hearts.gimp
Orig File -> ff_2013-08-25_01_09.jpg
Proc File -> ff_2013-08-25_01_09_gs100q085.jpg (size 100 %) [not present]
Mini File -> ff_2013-08-25_01_09_gs1k6q085.jpg
Proc Date -> Sun 10 Jun 2018 10:58:19 AM CEST

01. Crop Image -> 1600 x 1200
02. Unsharp Mask -> 0.5 / 0.50 / 15
03. Highlights -> -50.00
04. Blur / Sharpen -> Blur (dark petals)
05. Unsharp Mask -> 0.3 / 0.33 / 25
06. Highlights -> -25
07. Duplicate Image
08. Gradient Tool -> Radial
09. Levels Gray -> move middle triangle right 1.00 -> 0.75 (on copy image)
10. Merge Down (upper copy with lower original)
11. Export Image -> Quality = 85 %
12. Rename File -> original_gs1k6q085.jpg
(g GIMP, s Size, 1k6 = 1600 px, q Quality, 085 = 85 % or 0.85)

Yandex Disk

For comparison run through A Study in Yellow album on Yandex Disk.

The album had to gained the following files:
► ff_2013-08-25_01_09_gs1k6q085.jpg
► ff_2013-08-25_01_09_gs1k6q085.xcf
► ff_2013-08-25_01_09.jpg
► zinnia_hearts.gimp

.XCF is a file created by GIMP 2.10.2.
.GIMP extension is my idea to have a special files where I would be able to note every GIMP tool and set values during processing. Of course, its content is published here below.

Unfortunately, XCF and GIMP files are not destined to album by Yandex Disk. I'd have to change their names, but such silly play is out of sense.


P.S. You may see the image below in its full size through several steps clicking the image umpteen times (not my fault! ), or directly (if it works). Pssst! It works!

Last edited by veraser; 06-10-2018 at 07:31 AM.
06-12-2018, 02:28 AM   #5
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A Study in Yellow III



Last year early Fall was wonderful, very rich in colors! I too, have been trying to immortalize all the marvels on my puny for such tasks Panasonic
family toy camera. The problem which appeared are my two monitors - CRT 1600 x 1200 (very good) and old LCD 10280 x 1024 (poor). Both have different color temperature
and not able to equalize them. Main CRT seems to display images with weak contrast and dim colors sometimes (if not always), contrary to the second LCD,
which looks like the best monitor, superior with vivid colors and very good sharpness. Illusions.

My main CRT seems to display sometimes images with weak contrast and dim colors, contrary to the second LCD, which
looks like the best monitor, superior with vivid colors and very good sharpness. Illusions.

This time I tried to set this picture to the LCD colors. Experiment, of course, I correct my images when it's needed and with limited number of tools.
You may see the results opening my Yandex Disk album.

Best regards,

GIMP 2.10.2
GIMP Date: Tue Jun 12 10:44:51 CEST 2018

File send to PentaxForums: ff_2017-10-17_01_12_gs1k6q085.jpg <- direct hyperlink

Processing Commands
01. Saturation Master -> +7
02. Saturation Blue -> +25
03. Unsharp Mask -> 0.7 / 1.00 / 25
04. Contrast -> +5
05. Saturation Master -> -5
06. Saturation Blue -> +75
07. Color Temperature -> 6800 K
08. Blur / Sharpen -> Blur (blue sky)
09. Export Image -> Quality = 85 % (original)
10. Scale Image -> 1600 x 1200
11. Unsharp Mask -> 0.5 / 0.50 / 25
12. Export Image -> Quality = 85 % (1600 x)

Yandex Disk Albums

Run through A Study in Yellow album ( <- yellow hyperlink ) from my Yandex Disk Albums for comparisons.
It contains orig version (1), corrected version (2) and scaled down corrected image (3).

(1) ff_2017-10-17_01_12.jpg
(2) ff_2017-10-17_01_12_gs100q085.jpg
(3) ff_2017-10-17_01_12_gs1k6q085.jpg <- direct hyperlink

Picture title: Yellow Tree

Last edited by veraser; 06-12-2018 at 03:35 AM. Reason: More haste, less style and more writing errors

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