Please recommend a program to remove "gold eye" from cats

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by MaryL, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for lack of a better
    term) from photos of my cats? It does not need to be free -- although that
    would be nice -- but it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that remove
    red eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those programs simply
    give the eyes a grayish aspect, or somethings no change at all.

    Thanks,
    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 6, 2005
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  2. Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what was in
    the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as replaced. There is no
    program that knows how your cat's eyes look and put them in instead. You
    will have to take out what you don't want and paint in what you do want.
    Cat's eyes are very large in the dark so a black spot would be accurate but
    not appealing. Maybe you could take some photos of the cats with in ordinary
    light and paste them over the gold.

    --
    Thanks,
    Gene Palmiter
    (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    freebridge design group
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    "MaryL" <-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
    news:gESIe.2933$HM1.245@okepread03...
    > Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for lack of a better
    > term) from photos of my cats? It does not need to be free -- although
    > that would be nice -- but it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that
    > remove red eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those programs
    > simply give the eyes a grayish aspect, or somethings no change at all.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL
    >
     
    Gene Palmiter, Aug 6, 2005
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  3. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    > Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what was
    > in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as replaced. There is
    > no program that knows how your cat's eyes look and put them in instead.
    > You will have to take out what you don't want and paint in what you do
    > want. Cat's eyes are very large in the dark so a black spot would be
    > accurate but not appealing. Maybe you could take some photos of the cats
    > with in ordinary light and paste them over the gold.
    >
    > --
    > Thanks,
    > Gene Palmiter
    > (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >


    Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have seen
    some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my cats that
    shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to describe.
    http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 6, 2005
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  4. MaryL

    Hal Lowe Guest

    On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 19:51:51 -0500, "MaryL"
    <-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote:

    >
    >"Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    >news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what was
    >> in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as replaced. There is
    >> no program that knows how your cat's eyes look and put them in instead.
    >> You will have to take out what you don't want and paint in what you do
    >> want. Cat's eyes are very large in the dark so a black spot would be
    >> accurate but not appealing. Maybe you could take some photos of the cats
    >> with in ordinary light and paste them over the gold.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Thanks,
    >> Gene Palmiter
    >> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >>

    >
    >Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have seen
    >some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my cats that
    >shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to describe.
    >http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    >
    >MaryL
    >


    Try "Pet Eye Pilot" by Two Pilots:
    http://www.colorpilot.com/index.html

    There are many others that will help you as well. This one is
    inexpensive, fairly easy to use and is designed specifically for your
    problem. It's a shareware program and I believe goes for $29.95 USD.

    Good luck!

    Hal Lowe

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    Hal Lowe, Aug 6, 2005
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  5. MaryL wrote:
    > Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for lack of a
    > better term) from photos of my cats? It does not need to be free --
    > although that would be nice -- but it does need to be *easy* to use.
    > Programs that remove red eye don't work -- this is not true red eye,
    > and those programs simply give the eyes a grayish aspect, or
    > somethings no change at all.


    Paint Shop Pro 9 includes both human and animal "red-eye" removal.

    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Products/Display&pid=1047023911984

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Aug 6, 2005
    #5
  6. On this date, MaryL extended this wisdom for the
    consideration of other readers...

    > Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for
    > lack of a better term) from photos of my cats? It does not
    > need to be free -- although that would be nice -- but it
    > does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that remove red
    > eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those
    > programs simply give the eyes a grayish aspect, or
    > somethings no change at all.


    My daughter gets this problem all the time with her cat, even
    with "red eye" turned on with her camera flash, because the cat
    loves to stare right into the camera.

    I've tried to help her by using PSP's red eye removal tool, but
    it usually just makes the cat look like it was wearing goggles.
    My solution, when it works, is to find eyes from pictures of
    cats in my collection that were taken in daylight, and deform
    them to "fit" over the yellow eyes of the "scared look" cat.

    --
    ATM, aka Jerry
     
    All Things Mopar, Aug 6, 2005
    #6
  7. On this date, David J Taylor extended this wisdom for the
    consideration of other readers...

    > MaryL wrote:
    >> Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for
    >> lack of a better term) from photos of my cats? It does
    >> not need to be free -- although that would be nice -- but
    >> it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that remove red
    >> eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those
    >> programs simply give the eyes a grayish aspect, or
    >> somethings no change at all.

    >
    > Paint Shop Pro 9 includes both human and animal "red-eye"
    > removal.


    See my post to the OP, David. PSP's red eye removal tool is
    quite powerful but needs a lot of skill and a lot of time to
    come at all close to natural looking results. Not at all
    "automagic". When I first tried to use it, I had no success at
    all, but several people on the old Jasc User Forums sent me
    screen shots showing the fundamentals of how to use the tool.

    The primary problem in my daughter's cat pix is that there isn't
    /any/ pupil left, just pure yellow, so PSP has a very tough time
    trying to make it look natural. Of course, if I were a cat
    photographer, I'd probably spend more time learning how to use
    red eye removal and/or buy a dedicated utility program, as
    others have suggested here.

    --
    ATM, aka Jerry
     
    All Things Mopar, Aug 6, 2005
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  8. All Things Mopar wrote:
    > On this date, David J Taylor extended this wisdom for the
    > consideration of other readers...
    >
    >> MaryL wrote:
    >>> Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for
    >>> lack of a better term) from photos of my cats? It does
    >>> not need to be free -- although that would be nice -- but
    >>> it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that remove red
    >>> eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those
    >>> programs simply give the eyes a grayish aspect, or
    >>> somethings no change at all.

    >>
    >> Paint Shop Pro 9 includes both human and animal "red-eye"
    >> removal.

    >
    > See my post to the OP, David. PSP's red eye removal tool is
    > quite powerful but needs a lot of skill and a lot of time to
    > come at all close to natural looking results. Not at all
    > "automagic". When I first tried to use it, I had no success at
    > all, but several people on the old Jasc User Forums sent me
    > screen shots showing the fundamentals of how to use the tool.
    >
    > The primary problem in my daughter's cat pix is that there isn't
    > /any/ pupil left, just pure yellow, so PSP has a very tough time
    > trying to make it look natural. Of course, if I were a cat
    > photographer, I'd probably spend more time learning how to use
    > red eye removal and/or buy a dedicated utility program, as
    > others have suggested here.


    I mentioned the program as I know that it does have special features for
    animal eyes which don't reflect the same as human eyes. I remember lots
    of comments in the support forums from users in the beta test period,
    including people with cat photographs. As I don't photograph animals
    myself, I can only suggest trying Paint Shop Pro 9 to see how well it
    works.

    If there is no pupil left, it may mean that no program will work without
    some manual input.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Aug 6, 2005
    #8
  9. MaryL wrote:
    > "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    > news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what
    >> was in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as
    >> replaced. There is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look
    >> and put them in instead. You will have to take out what you don't
    >> want and paint in what you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the
    >> dark so a black spot would be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you
    >> could take some photos of the cats with in ordinary light and paste
    >> them over the gold.
    >> --
    >> Thanks,
    >> Gene Palmiter
    >> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >>

    >
    > Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have
    > seen some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my
    > cats that shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to
    > describe.
    > http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    > MaryL


    To me it looks a little different than the usual red eye. Does it
    always show up on the same eye? It looks like a reflection from the front
    surface of the eye rather than the back of the eye as in red eye. I am not
    sure the usual automatic red eye tools will work. It is possible you may be
    able to get good results by copying the central area of the right eye and
    pasting it on the left eye. You might also be able to darken and or
    increase contrast in just the eye area. Experiment and see what works.

    You should be receiving an invite from Epson where I have posted an
    image I tried to correct. It should show you want can be easily done. If
    you don't get the invite, it likely means I got your e-mail address wrong.
    Let me know.

    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
    Joseph Meehan, Aug 6, 2005
    #9
  10. MaryL

    Marvin Guest

    MaryL wrote:
    > Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for lack of a better
    > term) from photos of my cats? It does not need to be free -- although that
    > would be nice -- but it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that remove
    > red eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those programs simply
    > give the eyes a grayish aspect, or somethings no change at all.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL
    >
    >

    Thew redeye remover in Paint Shop Pro includes setups specific to animal eyes. The
    program isn't free, but you can try it free by downloading it from
    http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Products/Display&pfid=1047024307383.
     
    Marvin, Aug 6, 2005
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  11. MaryL

    Larry Guest

    In article <rj2Je.64858$>,
    says...
    > "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    > > news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    > >> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what
    > >> was in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as
    > >> replaced. There is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look
    > >> and put them in instead. You will have to take out what you don't
    > >> want and paint in what you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the
    > >> dark so a black spot would be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you
    > >> could take some photos of the cats with in ordinary light and paste
    > >> them over the gold.
    > >> --
    > >> Thanks,
    > >> Gene Palmiter
    > >> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    > >>

    > >
    > > Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have
    > > seen some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my
    > > cats that shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to
    > > describe.
    > > http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    > > MaryL

    >



    That is just the normal result of the flash being too close to the lens.

    The only real cure for it is to use an add on or external flash.

    Using a little $20 slave flash powered by two AAA cells, you can make the
    problem go away by putting the slave to the right or left of the photographer
    and putting a small piece of foil in front of the on-camera flash to deflect
    the light from the cats eyes.

    This will work if you can get the camera to shoot without pre-flash or anti
    red-eye turned on.

    If the camera wont work that way then you need a slightly more expensive
    slave that can learn the flash sequence of the camera.


    --
    Larry Lynch
    Mystic, Ct.
     
    Larry, Aug 6, 2005
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  12. MaryL

    Allan Guest

    Photo Impact's "red eye" tool lets you sample the "red" so you can change it
    to what ever colour you want.

    I find this useful as sometimes the "red" is not the same in both eyes or,
    if more than one person, not the same in each person.

    This also works on cats - I know!

    Allan



    "MaryL" <-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
    news:gESIe.2933$HM1.245@okepread03...
    > Can anyone recommend a program to remove "gold eye" (for lack of a better
    > term) from photos of my cats? It does not need to be free -- although

    that
    > would be nice -- but it does need to be *easy* to use. Programs that

    remove
    > red eye don't work -- this is not true red eye, and those programs simply
    > give the eyes a grayish aspect, or somethings no change at all.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MaryL
    >
    >
     
    Allan, Aug 6, 2005
    #12
  13. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    "Larry" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <rj2Je.64858$>,
    > says...
    >> "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    >> > news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >> >> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what
    >> >> was in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as
    >> >> replaced. There is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look
    >> >> and put them in instead. You will have to take out what you don't
    >> >> want and paint in what you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the
    >> >> dark so a black spot would be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you
    >> >> could take some photos of the cats with in ordinary light and paste
    >> >> them over the gold.
    >> >> --
    >> >> Thanks,
    >> >> Gene Palmiter
    >> >> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >> >>
    >> >
    >> > Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have
    >> > seen some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my
    >> > cats that shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to
    >> > describe.
    >> > http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    >> > MaryL

    >>

    >
    >
    > That is just the normal result of the flash being too close to the lens.
    >
    > The only real cure for it is to use an add on or external flash.
    >
    > Using a little $20 slave flash powered by two AAA cells, you can make the
    > problem go away by putting the slave to the right or left of the
    > photographer
    > and putting a small piece of foil in front of the on-camera flash to
    > deflect
    > the light from the cats eyes.
    >
    > This will work if you can get the camera to shoot without pre-flash or
    > anti
    > red-eye turned on.
    >
    > If the camera wont work that way then you need a slightly more expensive
    > slave that can learn the flash sequence of the camera.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Larry Lynch
    > Mystic, Ct.


    I have a pretty good camera (Nikon 8800) and I do have a Nikon add-on flash
    that I can be used. It can be tilted for bounce light or any angle, but
    could not be positioned to the side. The problem is that it is a bit
    cumbersome, and cats don't "wait" for the photographer to get extra add-ons.
    So, I usually just grab the camera and use the built-in flash.

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 6, 2005
    #13
  14. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    "Joseph Meehan" <> wrote in message
    news:rj2Je.64858$...
    > MaryL wrote:
    >> "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >>> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what
    >>> was in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as
    >>> replaced. There is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look
    >>> and put them in instead. You will have to take out what you don't
    >>> want and paint in what you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the
    >>> dark so a black spot would be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you
    >>> could take some photos of the cats with in ordinary light and paste
    >>> them over the gold.
    >>> --
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Gene Palmiter
    >>> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >>>

    >>
    >> Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have
    >> seen some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my
    >> cats that shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to
    >> describe.
    >> http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    >> MaryL

    >
    > To me it looks a little different than the usual red eye. Does it
    > always show up on the same eye? It looks like a reflection from the
    > front surface of the eye rather than the back of the eye as in red eye. I
    > am not sure the usual automatic red eye tools will work. It is possible
    > you may be able to get good results by copying the central area of the
    > right eye and pasting it on the left eye. You might also be able to
    > darken and or increase contrast in just the eye area. Experiment and see
    > what works.
    >
    > You should be receiving an invite from Epson where I have posted an
    > image I tried to correct. It should show you want can be easily done.
    > If you don't get the invite, it likely means I got your e-mail address
    > wrong. Let me know.
    >
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    >


    Thanks. I got the invite, and the correction you showed is exactly what I
    would like to be able to do.

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 6, 2005
    #14
  15. MaryL

    Jim Shaffer Guest

    On Sat, 06 Aug 2005 12:47:19 GMT, "Joseph Meehan"
    <> wrote:

    > To me it looks a little different than the usual red eye. Does it
    >always show up on the same eye? It looks like a reflection from the front
    >surface of the eye rather than the back of the eye as in red eye.


    I think looking like a reflection from the front is an optical
    illusion. As for the color, that's the color cats' eyes reflect.
    Many nocturnal animals have a reflective layer behind the
    light-detecting cells so that photons that don't get caught the first
    time through get another chance.
     
    Jim Shaffer, Aug 6, 2005
    #15
  16. MaryL wrote:

    > ..
    > Thanks. I got the invite, and the correction you showed is exactly
    > what I would like to be able to do.
    >
    > MaryL


    Like I said I used Adobe Elements 3. Version 2 had the same feature and
    many other photo editing programs offer like features. In Elements it is
    called the clone tool. Of course that would only work where you have one
    good eye to copy. However Elements and most other good editing programs
    have other tools that can handle the problem with both eyes. You might
    replace color or use their red eye tools.

    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
    Joseph Meehan, Aug 7, 2005
    #16
  17. MaryL

    Sheldon Guest

    "MaryL" <-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
    news:DQTIe.2937$HM1.1024@okepread03...
    >
    > "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    > news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what was
    >> in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as replaced. There
    >> is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look and put them in
    >> instead. You will have to take out what you don't want and paint in what
    >> you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the dark so a black spot would
    >> be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you could take some photos of the
    >> cats with in ordinary light and paste them over the gold.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Thanks,
    >> Gene Palmiter
    >> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >>

    >
    > Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have seen
    > some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my cats that
    > shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to describe.
    > http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    >
    > MaryL

    It's a nice shot, but it looks more like glare off the eye than light
    bouncing back from the retina. I'm not exactly sure what to do, but just
    about any version of Photoshop or a Photoshop clone should work. You'll
    have to do it manually, as you've discovered a redeye program won't work.
    As others have said, you should probably take the color from the eye that
    looks okay and use it to fill in the problem areas.

    On the other hand, if you can get the flash just right, you can make a cat's
    eyes look awesome.
     
    Sheldon, Aug 7, 2005
    #17
  18. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    "Joseph Meehan" <> wrote in message
    news:1ycJe.65307$...
    > MaryL wrote:
    >
    >> ..
    >> Thanks. I got the invite, and the correction you showed is exactly
    >> what I would like to be able to do.
    >>
    >> MaryL

    >
    > Like I said I used Adobe Elements 3. Version 2 had the same feature
    > and many other photo editing programs offer like features. In Elements it
    > is called the clone tool. Of course that would only work where you have
    > one good eye to copy. However Elements and most other good editing
    > programs have other tools that can handle the problem with both eyes. You
    > might replace color or use their red eye tools.
    >
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    >
    > Dia duit
    >


    I should have made my question more clear. I have never used a clone tool.
    Is it a difficult procedure to learn? Can you give me any ideas? I just
    received the Starter Edition of Adobe Photoshop Album. I'll see if I can do
    anything similar -- or I would be willing to look into Elements if using the
    clone tool is a relatively easy task. So far, I have done only the most
    *basic* editing by using ThumbsPlus.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 7, 2005
    #18
  19. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    "Sheldon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > "MaryL" <-OUT-THE-LITTER> wrote in message
    > news:DQTIe.2937$HM1.1024@okepread03...
    >>
    >> "Gene Palmiter" <> wrote in message
    >> news:eATIe.51$lT.26@trndny05...
    >>> Well...the color in the eye is what was there...the camera took what was
    >>> in the scene. Red eye or gold is not so much removed as replaced. There
    >>> is no program that knows how your cat's eyes look and put them in
    >>> instead. You will have to take out what you don't want and paint in what
    >>> you do want. Cat's eyes are very large in the dark so a black spot would
    >>> be accurate but not appealing. Maybe you could take some photos of the
    >>> cats with in ordinary light and paste them over the gold.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Gene Palmiter
    >>> (visit my photo gallery at http://palmiter.dotphoto.com)
    >>>

    >>
    >> Well, it may be that I won't be able to do what I hoped, but I have seen
    >> some good results from "red eye." Here's a photo of one of my cats that
    >> shows the problem (in one eye) that I was trying to describe.
    >> http://pic10.picturetrail.com/VOL320/476350/1916528/34609798.jpg
    >>
    >> MaryL

    > It's a nice shot, but it looks more like glare off the eye than light
    > bouncing back from the retina. I'm not exactly sure what to do, but just
    > about any version of Photoshop or a Photoshop clone should work. You'll
    > have to do it manually, as you've discovered a redeye program won't work.
    > As others have said, you should probably take the color from the eye that
    > looks okay and use it to fill in the problem areas.
    >
    > On the other hand, if you can get the flash just right, you can make a
    > cat's eyes look awesome.
    >


    Do you have suggestions as to how I should use the flash? I have a Nikon
    8800 digital camera. I also have an external Nikon flash (SB-600
    Speedlight). It can be tilted to any angle. Bounce light really won't work
    because my ceilings are so high that there is nothing to bounce from (if I
    understand the technique correctly), but I could tilt the head to any angle.
    As long as it is attached, the built-in flash is automatically turned off,
    so that is not a problem.

    Thanks,
    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Aug 7, 2005
    #19
  20. MaryL wrote:
    > "Joseph Meehan" <> wrote in message
    > news:1ycJe.65307$...
    >> MaryL wrote:
    >>
    >>> ..
    >>> Thanks. I got the invite, and the correction you showed is exactly
    >>> what I would like to be able to do.
    >>>
    >>> MaryL

    >>
    >> Like I said I used Adobe Elements 3. Version 2 had the same
    >> feature and many other photo editing programs offer like features. In
    >> Elements it is called the clone tool. Of course that would only
    >> work where you have one good eye to copy. However Elements and most
    >> other good editing programs have other tools that can handle the
    >> problem with both eyes. You might replace color or use their red
    >> eye tools.
    >> --
    >> Joseph Meehan
    >>
    >> Dia duit
    >>

    >
    > I should have made my question more clear. I have never used a clone
    > tool. Is it a difficult procedure to learn? Can you give me any
    > ideas? I just received the Starter Edition of Adobe Photoshop
    > Album. I'll see if I can do anything similar -- or I would be
    > willing to look into Elements if using the clone tool is a relatively
    > easy task. So far, I have done only the most *basic* editing by
    > using ThumbsPlus.
    > Thanks very much for your help.
    >
    > MaryL


    I don't think Album includes the tool. You might try searching on the
    word clone in the help file. Instructions will vary depending on the
    specific program but I would expect Album to be close to the same IF it has
    the function.

    In Elements, the clone tool has several attributes you can set. I chose
    a size large enough to take in the eye. Then I chose a 25%, The procedure
    was to move the tool (now a circle) over the good eye and press an alt right
    click (maybe shift click) to copy the eye, then move over to the other eye,
    where a right click will past a 25% transparent left eye over the right,
    repeat until you get the effect you want each one will make the effect
    stronger. Note this only works when the eyes are very close to the same
    size etc. You also have to be sure to line up the tool the same on both
    eyes.

    Good luck.


    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
    Joseph Meehan, Aug 7, 2005
    #20
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