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    Canon 10D question

    Thanks for all the replies. I asked because I recently read an article that mentioned a particular Canon, can't remember which one, had no motor in the body and therefore only worked with more recent Canon autofocus lenses. I just assumed some digitals had motors in the body and others in the...
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    Canon 10D question

    Hi all. I'm thinking of buying a secondhand Canon 10D and just wondered if this had an internal autofocus motor, or required a motor in the lens. I want to use this mostly with a standard 50mm lens to give a an 80mm equivilent focal length. So I want to know if it will autofocus with a...
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    How to create a 3 colors band?

    Not sure if i've understood correctly, but here goes. I would create a selection that was 774pix wide by 4pix high, you can use Select/Transform to do this. Fill this selection with Blue paint. Now add a new layer in the layer palette and use Select/Transform again but this time drag the left...
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    saving actions

    Not at my own PC right now so can't test this, but are you trying to save an individual action within a Set. It may not let you do this. When you select a Set, is the Save option still greyed out? Just a thought. Sark
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    Using textures

    1...Create Doc with White BackGround. 2...Add New layer and fill with default rainbow gradient. Set this layers opacity to 75%. 3...Apply Hue & Sat to gradient to suit (Image/Adjustment/Hue & Sat). Apply 20 to 30 pix Gaussian blur if gradient becomes blocky. 4...Apply Brick Texture to suit...
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    Collage Help!

    Sounds like a Clipping Group may work for you. If you group all your images together by placing the cursor between each layer in the layer palette and Alt clicking, you can then add a new layer underneath all your existing grouped layers. Group this new layer to the layer at the bottom of your...
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    Better way to resize and sharpen???

    Lee. I'm using PS7, so I don't have these options, but I think you have it back to front. When you down sample the image will appear sharper because your discarding pixels...ie: every four pixels of blurred edges would reduce to two pixels if the image was down sampled by 50%...hence you may...
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    brighten up images

    Yep. With Layer masks. Just duplicate the image. Turn off the duplicate. Apply changes to the first image and then turn the duplicate back on and apply changes to this. Now add a Layer mask to the duplicate and you can control the opacity/transparency of this layer by applying white, or black...
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    Removing dust etc.

    Generally speaking, the DPI is of no relevence to displayed images, only printed images. The DPI is just a tag included with the image file. It is used to tell the printer how large the pixels should print. Images displayed on screen are mapped to the monitor's res, normally around 72DPI...
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    Removing dust etc.

    Yes. Sometimes you just have to accept that there is a limit to the size of print you can get from a file without quality being a serious issue. Particularly with an older image, which in this case I'm guessing was a scan from a print. Sark
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    Removing dust etc.

    limey. lasa's method of masking is basically the same as that I described for correcting exposure. You do not have to worry about over doing Dust & Scratches on some parts of the image, because you can paint in only the areas that require correcting/cleaning after applying the black filled...
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    Printing.....

    I don't think anyone can answer that one. You should be, but why not just buy Canon and be sure. There can't be a big difference in price between Kodak and Canon glossy? Papers are designed for there own printers inks and whilst many are inter compatible, glossy paper is the most vulnerable to...
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    Printing.....

    I've owned a number of budget/mid priced printers and have always found compatible ink from a variety of suppliers to perform as well as the original. However, when it comes to paper, results can differ somewhat. Most Matte papers are fine, although some are slightly better than others in my...
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    Black and White photo restoration

    There are a number of ways to deal with this problem depending on the particular image. The most likely to cover all situations is as follows. Duplicate the image in the layer palette and use Levels, or Curves etc on the duplicate layer to correct the exposure of the children at the window...
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    High Resolution Scanned Images

    I find I can retain very good quality at 225DPI if I print on Photo Matte paper, but even at 225DPI you are only going to produce a print that is approx 5 x 4 inches. Upsampling effects quality and more so at lower DPI settings. My advice would be yes, shoot again on film, or a higher res...
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