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bio website bloritsch.d-haven.net
location Washington, DC
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Been paid for developing for 15 years, in addition to the assembly, Basic, and DB III I learned for the fun of it. Most of my professional carreer has been spent developing server systems and web applications.

Some things I have come to believe are:

  • Simplicity is hard, but oh so necessary
  • The hardest problem is understanding
  • Users are great, they keep you humble

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comment Why don't most cameras support PNG format?
In practice, PNG files are somewhere in between JPG which throw data out and RAW. The PNG standard supports 16bit/channel images (as does TIFF), so you don't have to lose bit depth. You will get better results compressing the raw data--which is potentially what a camera manufacturer would do. NOTE: TIFF has pluggable compression algorithms, one of which is JPEG compression. Even a TIFF can throw out data.
Feb
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comment Emulating film color profiles (for use in Aperture 3)
There's third party plugins for Photoshop that will do what you are looking for. Check out this one: alienskin.com/exposure/index.aspx
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answered Emulating film color profiles (for use in Aperture 3)
Feb
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answered How do I decide what strobe wattage to get?
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comment Get components stream Y,Cb and Cr in photoshop
It's a standard plugin that gets installed with the application. In programming terms, it's techinically a plugin.
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answered Get components stream Y,Cb and Cr in photoshop
Feb
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comment epson v500 digital ice turns off automatically
Not posting this as an answer, but I'm not a fan of digital ice. It takes the scanner a lot longer to scan the image and in general creates some artifacts. B&W + Ice = banded rings of halo effects. Color + Ice = not too different from 4x oversampled color. I personally would scan the set in as "proofs" so to speed, and when I decide I want one in high quality I take the time on that one frame.
Feb
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comment How do I reduce noise, given that I have complete control over everything else?
That's based off the samples from DP Review. It definitely is contrary to conventional wisdom. My guess is that there is still some noise reduction happening for JPEG even if you tell it not to. Software noise reduction will reduce your sharpness, so it's usually one of the last things you want to do (before sharpening).
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answered How do I reduce noise, given that I have complete control over everything else?
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revised Can photographic composition rules be used in cinematography?
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comment How can knowledge of human perception of color be used in photography?
@mattdm, Your comments underscore the fact that photography is equal parts science and art. More so if you do traditional film photography (I love the smell of fixer in the morning), but we are shaping the physical properties of light to artistic use.
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answered Can photographic composition rules be used in cinematography?
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comment How can knowledge of human perception of color be used in photography?
It has application in both realms. Color filtration is definitely science, but emotional perception is art.