Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sony RX-100 sample images

Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/500s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125
Sony RX-100 - 10.4mm - f/4 - 1/160s - ISO 125

Friday, September 7, 2012

Sony DSC-RX100

I've just ordered from Amazon the RX100... I'm waiting for the new toy, then expect new cool profiles very soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Developing a vivid color photo

I'm processing some photos I took during a recent trip to Portoroz, Croazia, with the intention to give them a vivid look. The result you can obtain with Lightroom, simply applying the vivid color profile you can download in this blog, is so impressive I've decided to post a step by step example:

step 1 - Sony A900 Raw just imported in Lightroom

step 2 - Exposure, contrast and tonal adjustments

step 3 - Vivid color profile

Monday, March 19, 2012

Recover lost images from a damaged disk partition

I'm a paranoid with backups, but Murphy's law is always around the corner... so last evening my main storage (a raid1 nas) after a power failure became corrupt (windows prompts: "The drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now?") and I realized that some days ago I've sold my external usb drive, as my new usb3 drive was incoming by mail.

After testing many applications, I've found what has saved me:

TestDisk and PhotoRec

They are both free and often updated, TestDisk tries to recover the original file and folder structure, reconstructing the partition table, PhotoRec  analyzes the raw data, recognizing know file patters (including .arw, .dng, ect...), but loosing the original name and location.
You should first try TestDisk, running a whole disk surface scan, only in case it fails you can run PhotoRec.