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Digital photography with flash and no-flash image pairs

Posted May 18, 2006 in Extra Geeky

Digital photography has made it possible to quickly and easily take a pair of images of low-light environments: one with flash to capture detail and one without flash to capture ambient illumination. We present a variety of applications that analyze and combine the strengths of such flash/no-flash image pairs. Our applications include denoising and detail […]

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Minolta 35mm to digital conversion how-to

Posted May 12, 2006 in Camera Hacking & DIY

I started out with a Minolta from 94′ or so that had a busted something or other. I also had a QuickCam express usb camera that would give us our ccd. After dissembling the quickcam with one screw and cutting the shutter from the Minolta we had done most of the work. Also we lost […]

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The collector conundrum

Posted April 6, 2006 in Op-Ed

Mike Johnston (of The 37th Frame fame, among others) notes: Approximate percentage of full-time or near-full-time professional photographers who now shoot digitally: >90 Approximate percentage of contemporary prints sold by major auction houses that were made and/or printed digitally: <10 Discuss at The Online Photographer

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Hasselblad announce 503CWD DSLR

Posted February 28, 2006 in Product News

Hasselblad will launch a new 12 megapixel 503CWD DSLR, which is essentially a 503CW with a the CFV digital back, which replaces the V96C. Wanky limited edition of 500 pieces. Consider the following facts: The list price of for the back alone is US $9,995. You can buy a CanoScan LiDE 60 for about $80. […]

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GREYCSTORATION: insane, open source image scaling, denoising, and inpainting

Posted January 30, 2006 in Extra Geeky

(Before & after: inpainting (type removed)) "GREYCSTORATION is an image regularization algorithm which processes an image by locally removing small variations of pixel intensities while preserving significant global image features, such as sharp edges and corners. The most direct application of image regularization is denoising. By extension, it can also be used to inpaint or […]

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