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Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:51 am
by william
Thank you Rachel to old at 77 to learn to program and everyone who spend the time on these Flows must be thanked to sell the Photo Reactor Program doing the job Mediachance should be doing and to warn people who do not have the experience to write PLUGINS that the effects cannot be obtained without the expertise of the Forum Members.
As I said I have DAP , PHOTO REACTOR , HDR , Photo Blend which I never updated DAP I have no complaint about I have Adjust Topazlabs Sketch Akvis that are far easier to use than unfinished programs by mediachance that rely in others to get an effect and for the amateur to be left guessing.
Thanks again Rachel for reply as mediachance do not seem to have the time.

Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:54 pm
by Peter-GZ
Works too with normal RAW Format Picture. Flow is expandable.

Snapshot_Raw_Test.jpg (85.92 KiB) Viewed 13185 times

Raw_Test.jpg (254.04 KiB) Viewed 13185 times

Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:37 pm
by StuartP
Fluffbutt wrote:
Cesare88 wrote:Despite countless hours, switching browsers and browser settings, etc., I too am unable to obtain from the photos uploaded here any attaching "flow algorithms".

It might not be your browser, it might be your ISP re-compressing the images on-the-fly to reduce bandwidth. I know some do that.

Try this direct link -

I know this has the flow in it.

This is what the flow looks like if you open the file in a text editor, the bold bit is the compressed flow. (It's how I check to see if an image here has a flow, I open it in MetaPad (a notepad replacement) - if I see the COMP and some bit looking like that below I know it's got a flow.

ÿØÿà JFIF ,, ÿâÜCOMP>vS
.pX9%u'drF4@D^:I  ß  @ @@
  e  K @
{y?=rg%yId˜|c?Zr yr dqb? der0u^dh,Drg,rhy=rudrd?,cd

If you want I can rar a few of my collection of flws and upload that for you?

Hi Fluffbutt,

New here. I was looking into this just today, how to find flows in the images. What I found is that while COMP is an indicator it's not the best indicator. Through trial and error I've seen images that contained workflows that didn't contain COMP, however so far all of the images did contain ">vS". For instance out of about 103 workflows 43 of the ones I have DO NOT have COMP in the headers. 60 did so while COMP will guarantee it's got a flow you might still miss a flow if you rely on it.

If you're on a version of windows with Powershell I wrote a quick and dirty powershell script/hack to find images with flows. Modify as needed:

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# Place this script in your images folder

$enc = [System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII
$compareBytes = $enc.GetBytes(">vS")
#$compareBytes = $enc.GetBytes("COMP")

$tempPath = "C:\TestImages\RealFlow\"
# Make sure that $tempPath points to where you want to MOVE your images

$files = Get-ChildItem -Filter *.jpg
WRite-Host $Files.Count

function CheckForBytes( $Compare,  $filestream)
    $found = $false
    $byteread = $filestream.ReadByte()
    if($compare[0] -eq $byteread)
        if($compare[1] -eq $fileStream.ReadByte())
            if($compare[2] -eq $filestream.ReadByte())
                $found = $true
    return $found

foreach($file in $files)
    if($file.GetType() -ne [System.IO.FileInfo])
    $read = $file.OpenRead()
    $position = 0
    $foundFlow = $false
    $Name = $file.Name
    while($position -lt 100 -and $position -lt $file.length)
        if(CheckForBytes $compareBytes $read)
            $foundFlow = $true
        $position = $read.Position
        write-host "Found a flow: $Name"
        $filename = $file.PSChildName
        $newPath = $tempPath + $filename


Have a good day!


Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 5:28 pm
by StuartP
The following were all created 100% in Photoreactor. I believe I found the flow I used to make the outline in a flow that Rachel posted earlier.

D46A1105_Final_pr.jpg (177.82 KiB) Viewed 12949 times

DSC00294-Edit_prerun_proc.jpg (225.34 KiB) Viewed 12949 times

IMG_4577-prerun_proc.jpg (526.85 KiB) Viewed 12949 times

IMG_6308_prerun_proc.jpg (336.8 KiB) Viewed 12949 times

Flow to follow,


Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:00 pm
by mhwarner
So Stuart, are you ever going to post the flows? None of the images you have shared contain a flow and it's been a while since the postings.

Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:35 pm
by StuartP
Sorry Mary! Got sidetracked and forgot that I didn't return to post the flow. Thank you for the reminder!

This flow could probably do with some optimization. I'm sure I could cut some corners to increase the speed. The fftwatercolor certainly takes a toll on processing time at 385 seconds alone.

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Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:09 am
by chaspo
I love all the fancy flows I see here. The problem is, I'm a simple guy. Here's a simple snapshot enhancement.

The Edit Crop and Rotation feature available when the Main Image icon is selected has a composition aide that I have found invaluable. Just mentioning it for any new viewers that might want to try it.

Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:18 am
by Lugi
faintpaint 4 Dap 4_Final.jpg
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Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:17 pm
by Lugi
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Re: Share Your Flows Here:

PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:45 pm
by JEL
Super simple eye-effect.

(image of Saoirse Ronan is from the press-kit to the film "How I live now" by Magnolia pictures)