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Indecent Exposure 64: Incongruous expressions (podcast)

Getting the raw end of the contest deal, looking for some Fringe-Be-Gone, and seeing geometrically.

Getting the raw end of the contest deal, looking for some Fringe-Be-Gone, and seeing geometrically.

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EPISODE 64

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Today's questions
Raw surrender

I entered a contest to be included in a local calendar and won a coveted (sarcasm) spot. The organizer wrote to me and asked for the original raw .nef file, because they want to include the picture without any Photoshop work. This makes me uncomfortable. The picture submitted had been cropped, color corrected, contrast enhanced, and telephone lines erased. Obviously, if I send them the original, it will no doubt turn out the same as the one I submitted. If they go in and alter the image (which they'll have to do just by converting from raw,) I feel like the picture is no longer mine. I don't want my name accompanying their version of my picture. Sure, it could be better, but I still don't feel like it's mine. I want the publicity the calendar will generate, but I want my unaltered picture to be included.
What say you?
Bob McClenahan


Fringing be gone

I had a question, in case you haven't yet recorded the podcast. I was looking again at this photo and noticed a lot of purple fringing in the upper half of the skylight. I don't usually notice this problem with my camera, but it appears very distinct in this particular photo given the post-processing I did to the (originally) underexposed image.
I could scour forums and specialty websites to find an answer to this, but I figured you might be a more direct route: Is there a way to remove fringing like this from photos in post-processing/Photoshop? This isn't often a big problem, but I have definitely noticed it before, and didn't know if there was any relatively simple fix beyond the stereotypical-gear-snob's reply of, "Get a better camera."
Bob McClenahan



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