Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/08

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Subject: [Leica] Re: That Leica Glow
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Jun 8 20:41:36 2004

I'm not sure how it is, but it somehow seems to be...but half this stuff
is voodoo, magic, bullshit - or a mix of all three...:-)

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Subject: [Leica] Re: That Leica Glow


> When converting to black and white, I now routinely to an "unsharpen 
> mask" at the start of the process with an amount of of about 15%, a 
> radius of about 55, and a threshold of 1 - which doesn't appear to 
> "sharpen," but instead appears to bump up the contrast, creating more 
> of a traditional "tri-x bw" look. Then, after doing whatever other 
> work I'm going to do, I do a "normal" unsharpen mask at the end.....

I recently stumbled upon another guy's site about the same technique.

I'm trying to decide how it's different than just upping the contrast.


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