Autolevels: What do you use? XNView or Photoshop?

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Autolevels: What do you use? XNView or Photoshop?

Post by brotondi » Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:59 am

Hi

I made a Suggestion which got no reply (http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=12494)

Now I wonder, who of you is using XNViews autolevels (how often?) and who is usind Photoshops Autolevels.... or which one else?

I have around 20'000 Photos (Big Family :)) and am mostly using Photoshops, because I like the better/harder result. If Photshop messes, I normally use no autolevels at all.

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Post by Drahken » Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:18 pm

Well, I don't like photoshop. Period.
I don't use XN's autolevel. It's usually better than the unadjusted image, but not as good as other methods.
Somtimes I use XN's manual level adjustments (very useful when you're trying to get part of the image to be pure white), but most of the time I use Colorcast fix from DCE tools. It automatically detects whether the image is too yellow, cyan, magenta, etc and adjusts accordingly. It auto-adjusts levels in the process of correcting colorcast (although it does nothing if it detects no colorcast). I also use DCE tools AutoEnhance tool (which is actually more manual than auto), which can adjust saturation, contrast, brightness, enhance detail, and reduce noise. The DCE tools are photoshop plugins, but unfortunately they don't work in Xnview. :(

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Post by ckit » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:05 pm

PhotoFiltre (Freeware) and PhotoFiltre Studio (Shareware) are both really good for "Auto Levels" and "Auto Contrast"
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Post by xnview » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:08 pm

ckit wrote:PhotoFiltre (Freeware) and PhotoFiltre Studio (Shareware) are both really good for "Auto Levels" and "Auto Contrast"
Better than XnView??
Pierre.

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Post by ckit » Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:45 pm

No, they are both pretty much on par.
I just like using PhotoFiltre Studio that's all.
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Post by Drahken » Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:46 pm

I need to ammend my earlier post. I was thinking of the normalize function (which isn't very effective), I was unaware of the autolevels function under image->map (which I now believe is what this thread was about in the first place). This autolevels function is almost as effective as the colorcast correction function of the dce tools adobe plugin.

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