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Another request for Anamorphic scaling



  • OddS.

    > Joseph O'Neil: It cannot be that hard to do, can it?

    Very hard indeed, it may even be on par with managing to post a request in the topic for Feature Requests :)


  • Ian Wilson
    Top Commenter

    Joseph - OddS is correct that Feature Requests is a better place to ask for this.

    Having said that, I see that you say it is a feature present in Affinity Photo and in Photoshop. It's notable that those are pixel editors, essentially. As far as I know (correct me if I'm wrong, as I don't use this feature myself) it's not a feature present in Lightroom, which suggests to me that it may not be so suited to a raw editor.

    How would it work? Presumably it would have to stretch the image horizontally or squash it vertically. Either way would there not be a loss of quality either because pixels would have to be interpolated (stretching) or discarded (squashing)? 


  • FirstName LastName

    First off, my apologies for not making the post correct.   I am both dyslexic and colour blind, so it actually took me a few trreis to get my first mesage correct.  I do things like that all the time, all my life.   All online forms and posts are difficult in one way or another.

    As for image quality loss, for what it is worth, some of us like the look of anamorphic lenses.   Sometimes modern photography is too perfect.  Sometimes the "look" you get with anamorphjic lenses is exactly wha tyou need or want for specific situaiton.

    On the other hand, if you crop an image too much, blow it up too much, do you not loose quality then?  Or does it matter?  Is it not the photograph itself that is important, the image you capture? 

    Look - bottom line is this - i've been in photography for 40 years now.  While i always keep respect for the old, I also always embrace the new technologies that come out.    For example, I still have a fully functional  black and white film darkoom where i can develop my sheet film, and I ahve been a professional drone pilot doing photography for over seven years now.  

    Mirrorless cameras - any brand - are kick ass amazing, and allow us to do things that in the past were maybe too diffucult and/or too expensive.   Instead of asking "why do that", why not?   Go out and explore and have fun discovering for yourselves.  If a crusty, grey haired old coot like myself can do it, why not any of you?


    PS - seriously,  really do want to see that feature.  

  • cayenne

    To all on this thread.

    It appears C1 is now gathering requests on a new board. I started a thread there for Anamorphic De-Squeeze....if you wish, please go here to vote that up:



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