DXO Optics Pro 5

January 20, 2009 2:54am CST
hey photographers, I was wondering if any of you use the above mentioned program to process noise from your images before posting them to stock sites... I've been trying to use the software to do this but I'm hopelessly lost and have processed a batch already and can't seem to find ANY differences in the before and after of these pictures! Can someone maybe give me some tips on what I might be doing wrong! thanks a bunch!
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• Australia
22 Jan 09
I'm not a DXO fan, but maybe there isn't much to see because there wasn't much need... In the case of a well exposed photo, it is usually at higher resolutions that noise and other artifacts become visible. Try checking the shots at 100% on your monitor. DXO is not primarily a noise-removal software. If your images are noisy, Clean Image or Noise Ninja may be a better bet; on the other hand, why are they so consistently noisy that you need a tool of this sort? It is always better to improve the image making than to correct afterwards!
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• Singapore
4 Feb 09
hmm, thanks for the response! I've found that I needed to add the camera to the program for it to work on the picture well. After adding my DSLR's "profile" to the program it cleaned the pictures up BEAUTIFULLY!! I'm just trying to clean them up so I can get some up on a stock site or two. My Fiance and I take REALLY great pictures (I think!) and I think the world should see them and we should definitely make some cash off of them! Which stock site have you been most successful with and was it difficult to get the initial approval?
• Australia
4 Feb 09
I have had indifferent results from stock; my pictures have not sold well. On the other hand, I make a regular, steady income from works featuring my photography on http://www.zazzle.com/practicaps while individual sales of framed prints and posters come through my own website and through www.betterphoto.com where I have a gallery ~ http://www.betterphoto.com/Premium/default.aspx?id=134921&mp=V3 . Great pictures don't always sell well as stock. Ozimages sold more of my boring-but-clean images than anything else. For stock, you really need to see what the market wants and supply that, than to show them great pictures and expect them to buy; they are looking for pictures that will sell merchandise, not pictures that people would want to own. For instance, this week, Valentine's Day cards and mugs are starting to move on my Zazzle account. There is nothing wrong with the photography, but I wouldn't expect it to sell except for the fact that I have associated it with the day. A cross section of my photos is at www.Davidrichphotography.org, and there is a link on the site to my Zazzle, Imagekind and Redbubble sites if you want to get an idea of what I do.