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Images viewed within C1 versus viewed outside C1

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  • Tan68
    Okay, i did manage to get the images inserted.

    the first screenshot is a little small to be useable but that is the only size, 640 pixels, i could get to work... hard to see differences.

    in the second screenshot, though, it is possible to see that the tif on the right looks very mushy compared to the PEF in the middle and the jpg on the left. the jpg had no out put treatment different from the tif. other than being sized down, that is.
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  • Tan68
    Okay...
    I said in the initial post that I had taken the image to PS and applied wide radius sharpening... I did. After seeing how poorly the TIF looked in C1, I didn't look at it critically in PS. I didn't.

    I decided to go back to PS and try to learn more about sharpening. The wide radius stuff had helped the TIF, so I thought, but destroyed the transition of color around the sun.

    Well, looking more critically at the TIF in PS and the PEF in C1....
    alt+TAB back and forth...
    Turns out my detail is in the TIF..?!

    In C1, the TIF still looks mushy, like the screenshots.
    In PS, viewed at the same screen size magnification as in C1, the images are nearly the same...!

    The image in PS is very nearly the same but looks only slightly better than the image in C1 at screen sizes below 100%. Okay, this probably has to do with interpolating the image for display. At 100%, they are the same. Fine.

    Taking this new information... I went back to C1. In C1, the PEF looks better at screen sizes under 100%. However, both viewed in C1 at 100%, the PEF and TIF look the same. Yeah, I should have checked 100% from the start, but I just didn't expect to see a difference in presentation anyway. I figured comparing the TIF to the PEF in C1 at any comparable screen magnification would show me.. what I should see. So I presumed it was file output and not file display.

    Why does the TIF output from C1 look so poorly in C1 at sizes under 100%, I don't know. I don't really care right now. I thought I was having major troubles with some output setting.

    Anyway, I think this has turned out to be a bit of a goat rodeo on my part.
    Not sure why TIF images look so poor in C1, but the quality of the files, both TIF & JPG, itself seems fine in other software. Oh, they were all new files and file names so it shouldn't be a trouble with me viewing an old image cached in C1. Guess it is just how C1 resizes internally for viewing on screen.

    Anyway, I guess I will leave the thread.
    But things are resolved as far as I am concerned.
    Maybe it will help someone.. one day...

    PS
    In the first post, I had said the wide radius sharpening in PS brought back some of the look the PEF had... Yeah. The look was always there but I didn't really 'look' before applying the sharpening. The look was there but the wide radius sharpening destroyed it. Well, 'destroy' applies around the sun. The other bits just became a little too contrasty...
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  • sizzlingbadger
    Maybe your preview image size is set small, that could cause the images to look bad in C1.
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  • Tan68
    sizzlingbadger wrote:
    Maybe your preview image size is set small, that could cause the images to look bad in C1.


    Thanks. I have preview set for the second from highest size, but I think you are right. I hadn't considered I might be shown a preview of the TIF... should have thought of this, though. I think you are right.
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