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mhwarner
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by mhwarner »

Oscar,

Back to PhotoBlend ...

I would like to understand your reasoning for bringing in the source files at less than their full size. I guess what I am saying is that when I want to bring in a source file, I would like some way to bring it in at it's full size and not to have to screw around with the handles in attempt to get it to it's correct size. Here's an example. I am using PhotoBlend (maybe another off-label use) to combine a series of photos of a flower arrangement where different flowers are in focus. I bring in as the backdrop one file with the background flowers in focus. Then I overlay with flowers from another flower in focus, and so on with 3 different source files. Though not taken with a tripod, the flowers in all 4 photos are virtually the same size though slightly off in position if I layer them in Photoshop. But when I bring each source in, the flowers are much smaller than they are on the backdrop (albeit more in focus than the backdrop) and I have to fiddle around with resizing them to overlay exactly. Somewhat of a PITA. Can I have a button or option to bring in it full size or could you just do it automatically. Thanks. I realize that maybe this doesn't make sense in the scope of overlaying unrelated images on a background, but since PhotoBlend does such a wonderful job of blending for other reasons (like HDR or focus blending), it would be really helpful. I hope the photo below helps show what I am describing:
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Oscar
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Oscar »

When in the composition mode, go to menu Object, Reset - Reset Size, then Object Reset - Reset Position, so the image is both 1:1 and positioned at center. You have to do it in this order, size, then position. But I will perhaps bring just one click solution as reset all.
The half size default is totally just a helper, in the intended way you use big object source and place it as smaller object to the destination.
Eventually some stacking can be added, but first let be sure on the best workflow for such thing and what we want to achieve.

mhwarner
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by mhwarner »

Thanks, Oscar! I knew the capability had to be in there somewhere.

photo haven
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by photo haven »

it is this program that brought me to the forums ,

i would like to say thanks for producing such a great program that personally makes things a lot easier for myself as i always find it hard blending images ... here is my first try with it

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Rachel
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Rachel »

Well done! I hope you continue to post your work to inspire us. Thanks for posting.

Yuma
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Yuma »

FIghting with waves...
two images composed in Photo Blend
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Oscar
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Oscar »

The 1.1 with stage lights has been released.
Check the home page (trial version works as an update for registered users as well)

Have fun!

Delboy
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Delboy »

Thanks Oscar ;)
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cig212
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by cig212 »

Wonderful program, directions excellent even for the novice computer person. Thank you!

Rachel
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Re: Photo Blend

Post by Rachel »

My first use of the new lighting addition to Photoblend. Wonderful. I know the vase is wrong, but I can't find one that would work. I will have to take some photos of different vases for use in making new arrangements in photoblend. I think it will be interesting to take it into dap and see what we get. I'm still learning so any tips are much appreciated.

Now that I see it online i think it is sort of eery. Is that the right word?
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