posted on Jul, 31 2010 @ 02:29 PM
i've been following this thread from the start with great interest and i managed to conduct a particular manipulation on that photo, with really
Let's me introduce what type of manipulation is this: i'm developing a photographic tool that let's the photographer to enhance/reduce details on
any given photo; by analyzing and mapping the photo's details performing a WLS, edge-preserving kernel filter on the pixels, you are then able to
boost fine, medium or coarse features in the photo, in both positive and negative directions.
Obviously the quality of the photo directly affect the quality of the output: since we are boosting details by exaggerating micro-contrasts on the
photo, compression artifacts and such may appear in the final result, but jpeg artifacts are quite simple to spot because they usually are positioned
on a grid-like pattern due to the compression algorithm itself.
As a demonstration of what WLS can do, here are the result on a sample photo:
- Fine (+25%)
(+21%) Mid (-39%) Coarse (+39%)
If you want you can send me any other photo and i'll upload the processed results, just to prove i'm not trolling and such
For more information about the algorithm, i've implemented the paper freely available here
So, before posting the results of your processed photo, i want to be sure i'm allowed to post your own photo on imgur.com
, since this is a
public image sharing place, it could be your photo will go in the publicly available gallery or something...
Just asking since you attached the photo to the thread, i'm not sure having your photo on the free side is what you want: maybe Rising Against know
if i can post there?