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user-inactivated  ·  393 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Creatives of Hubski, what have you been working on lately that you just haven't quite been able to finish?

    Vignetting is where the light distribution isn't even from edges to center.

Interesting. Partly because there are software filters that people use to actively get that effect, but also partly, because I figure with software it'd be less of an issue, because people are able to take a wider shot than needed and then crop it to their desire on the computer (at least, that's what I do).

Speaking of software, I've heard good things about Krita but that's more for drawing than for editing photos. The only other open source program I know of other than GIMP is LightZone which strikes me as a simplified version of Adobe Lightroom. Wikipedia has a whole list of programs, so I'm gonna do some looking into that this week as well.

GIMP? I'm pretty decent at it, but I dunno, I'm stubborn in the "making things work whether or not it's easier to get something new" kind of sense. But then again, I never thought about taking photos that I really care to edit really well and now here I am.

kleinbl00  ·  393 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Plenty o'Instagrammers love the old vignette. I've been known to use it myself. However, you'd generally rather have control of it than have to deal with it. Decent software like Lightroom will allow you to apply lens-specific profiles to deal with all the optical distortions introduced by the hardware.

I don't know any of the free stuff, unless you're talking phones (I use Snapseed). It reflects my bias, no doubt: I believe photo software should make it easier to get what you shot so that you can spend more time shooting. Thus, I never made more than a half-hearted attempt at doing any processing in Photoshop. Lightroom I can process a month's worth of photos in half an hour. Anything needing more hard-core tweakitude than Lightroom can do, I throw at creative kit.

Although, Lightroom is now shit on a stick and apparently Macphun saw enough weakness that they're now making Luminar for PC. I might go that way myself.

keifermiller  ·  393 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Darktable is the best I've found in FLOSS land.