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Photo Auto Enhance Feature

by JohnWRB / November 20, 2010 4:09 AM PST

I was looking for a software recommendation/opinions.

Forgive the laziness, but I'm looking for opinions on which photography program gives the best overall one step auto enhancing. I have tried a number of them and was pleased with some, but also ran into a problem with the resulting file being much larger in size.

I'd like the forum's opinion on which one gives the best overall result.

Thanks...John

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Much larger?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2010 4:17 AM PST

I looked into this and found the owner saving in BMP format. So yes, it appears that we can affect the results.

After over a decade of looking at auto fix, I find it's best to keep the original just in case I want to try something else.

To answer your question, no one I know can agree "Asdf! is the best." Maybe you should try a set of photos and see if any auto fix meets your need.
Bob

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Photo Auto Enhance Feature
by JohnWRB / November 20, 2010 5:32 AM PST
In reply to: Much larger?

Thanks for replying, Bob. Yes, I also feel it's better to always maintain an archive copy of the original.
I never use BMP (only JPG) files to save my result. Some software programs have doubled or tripled file sizes after enhancement.
I was just looking to gather some opinions from other users for software that they would recommend most.

Regards...John

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Here's what we know.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 23, 2010 5:44 AM PST

JPG or JPEG can be:

Lossy!
Has Quality settings that are not always revealed to the user.

Given just these 2 items it is almost assured that the starting size image will never be the same size as the result.
Bob

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