Post Processing Challenge #645 - Closed, Winner announced

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Took entry 1. Added b/w filter, then changed blend mode to overlay and reduced opacity, then added gradient map. Added sandstone texture.

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Thanks for participating!

6 of the pictures would not load in DxO PL4!
So I downloaded FastStone Image Viewer to do the culling and judging.
I would have preferred a tool that let me set a rating on the pictures, but had to do with using tagging.
Does anyone know of a viewer that lets you rate the pictures (rating 0 to 5)?

But now for the results:
21 entries and a lot of B&W!

Now I will chicken out and only name the runner ups and winner, I will not specify if it was a colour or B&W that was best. All the runner ups and the winner supplied both a B&W and a colour entry. Actually I think I prefer the colour ones, but it is close.

I have one honourable mention that did not make it to the top 3 that is @Dinobe, it was close.
Actually you all should have honourable mentions, but one will have to do.

2nd runner up: @roboroto.
1st runner up: @WhidbeyLVR.
Winner: @Kae1.

So that is all from me, a totally partial and biased judging!

Over to you @Kae1!
 

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Workspace does that but I would continue to use Faststone and create temporary candidate folders to copy or drag the image file in the finder view to set it to "Custom sort"

And congrat's to Kae and the runner ups, good job.
 

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Wow - can't believe I've won against such a great standard of entries.

I'll have a look for the next challenge tonight and post something tomorrow.
 

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Thanks for the recommendations of viewers, I have downloaded and tried XnViewMP, it seems to do what I want so I will try it out further and try to learn its features.

When hosting one of these challenges I download all the pictures and go through them, first giving a 1 star rating to all that I don't dislike (I tend to give all pictures at least a 1 star rating), then I continue with another round further culling by applying 2 stars and then 3 star and so on until I have only 5 star pictures left. Hopefully there is only a few 5 star pictures so I can choose the winner and runner ups from them.
The colour ratings might be useful for the 5 star pictures.
 
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Thanks for the recommendations of viewers, I have downloaded and tried XnViewMP, it seems to do what I want so I will try it out further and try to learn its features.

When hosting one of these challenges I download all the pictures and go through them, first giving a 1 star rating to all that I don't dislike (I tend to give all pictures at least a 1 star rating), then I continue with another round further culling by applying 2 stars and then 3 star and so on until I have only 5 star pictures left. Hopefully there is only a few 5 star pictures so I can choose the winner and runner ups from them.
The colour ratings might be useful for the 5 star pictures.
One thing I forgot to add is that on my system, XnView appears to display sRGB images on the warm side, so when I post them, on the forum they show up as cooler than what they appear in XnView. I suspect it is XnView that displays too warm, as the images appear in PS Elements essentially as they appear in the forum. You may want to check if what I notice is true on your system before you use it to judge color images. Sorry for not noting that earlier.
 

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One thing I forgot to add is that on my system, XnView appears to display sRGB images on the warm side, so when I post them, on the forum they show up as cooler than what they appear in XnView. I suspect it is XnView that displays too warm, as the images appear in PS Elements essentially as they appear in the forum. You may want to check if what I notice is true on your system before you use it to judge color images. Sorry for not noting that earlier.
I just checked my picture in the new challenge in XnViewMP, Firefox and IrfanView, all show the same colours as far as I can see.
My monitor is calibrated so if the program don't do anything stupid like using its own colours all programs should display the same.
Maybe there is a difference between how XnView and XnViewMP works?
 

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I just checked my picture in the new challenge in XnViewMP, Firefox and IrfanView, all show the same colours as far as I can see.
My monitor is calibrated so if the program don't do anything stupid like using its own colours all programs should display the same.
Maybe there is a difference between how XnView and XnViewMP works?
Possibly it is my eyes :)
 

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