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A Technical Look at Creating a Photo Restoration and Colorization AI – Photography Article

In this article, I’m going to tell a story of how we’ve created AI-based restoration project for old military photos. Editor’s note: This article is highly technical and will not be easy reading for most. What is “photo restoration”? It consists of three steps: 1. We find all the image defects: fractures, scuffs, holes; 2. We inpaint the discovered defects, based on the pixel values around them; 3. We colorize the image. Further, I’ll describe every step of photo restoration…

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What Does an Unprocessed RAW File Look Like? – Photography Article

What does it mean to look at a “straight from camera” RAW photo file? How do RAW processors like Lightroom change the files after they’re loaded, and are RAW files actually images? Those are some questions we’ll be exploring in this article. There is a tool called dcraw which reads various RAW file types and extracts pixel data from them — it’s actually the original code at the very bottom of a lot of open source and even commercial RAW…

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This is Why RF Lenses Are ‘Outstanding’ – Photography Article

Canon made this 4.5-minute video explaining the technology of its new RF lens mount for full-frame mirrorless cameras. “[W]hat makes these lenses so outstanding?” Canon writes. “This video introduces the innovative features of RF lenses that open up new possibilities in photographic expression.” Canon says that RF lenses are superior to conventional lenses when it comes to minimizing aberrations caused by refraction, especially at the outer edges of photos. If the “back focus” distance between a lens’ rear element and…

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This is Why Macs Are Slower Than PCs – Photography Article

If you’re in the market for a desktop computer or laptop to do some serious photography work on, you might want to watch this 10-minute video first. Tech presenter Linus Sebastian of Linus Tech Tips explains why the thermals of Apple’s Mac products generally make them perform slower than rival PC equivalents on the market. In 2018, Apple’s new top-of-the-line MacBook Pro caused a stir when reviewers found that heat issues caused major slowdowns that brought performance down to the…

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Here’s an Explanation of PPA’s New Pro Photographer Certification Process – Photography Article

Hello, everyone. I’m Audrey Wancket, President of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and this article is a response to recent reaction to PPA’s new “Certified Professional Photographer” certification process. While we believe the reaction to the changes in the certification process are expected, I do believe the examples and thoughts being tossed around in the recent posts here are founded in misinformation. I wanted to help explain the changes in PPA’s certification process for those who are interested in real…

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