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DNG Cleaner did not clean up my RAW photos

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by jggraham, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. jggraham

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    Hey Everyone,

    I recently took some low light pictures with my P3A in RAW format and noticed a lot of artifacts (mainly white, but also some blue and red specks). I ran the pictures through the DJI DNG cleaner and it did not seem to help much.

    Has anyone experienced a similar problem and/or what do you do to clean up your RAW pictures?

    Thanks in advance for any help or feedback.

    Here is one of my shots, most of the artifacts are in the darker areas of the picture. This is after running it through the cleaner and having to save it as a .jpg to upload it.

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  2. mirrorimage

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    Yeah, It's not going to work perfectly. Just us the healing brush or clone stamp tool in Photoshop.
     
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    I tried to use my top-secret "magic" cleaner and this is what I got:
    [​IMG]

    DNGs seem to have a lot more artifacts on low-light photography.
     
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    I always use DNG Cleaner with shots on night. I would say it works 80% of the time. It gets cleaned up 100% when I bring it to Lightroom CC 2015. What image software do you use?
     
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    And here's your post-processed up photo for fun ;-) Sorry, it's a boring night and I'm digging Photo Editing. What location is this? It looks really beautiful. Reminds me of where I'm at in northern california along Pacific coast highway.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    @mirrorimage your "magic" seems to have worked much better than DJI's. And the cleaned up edited picture looks great!

    @stephenfilms I dont have anything professional, I use iPhoto or DaVinci Resolve (I know it's for video but I use it for pictures as well). I am very new to video and picture editing (and finishing my postdoc) so I can't justify (afford) spending a bunch of money of editing software. I have been trying to get by with free stuff.
     
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    @mirrorimage that is exactly where this is at, Muir Beach just outside San Francisco. You can see the container ships heading into port, and the lights of the west coast of San Fran.
     
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    There was a wreck on Golden Gate that delayed my arrival by an hour so it was really too dark to get any good pictures or video by the time I got there and set up.
     
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    Actually, as a postdoc/student, you qualify for Adobe's $20/mo academic price for the full Adobe Cloud Suite which includes Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Flash, Acrobat, and half a dozen more! Those should get you started! For 60 cents a day, you can have the best! :cool: With the time you'll save, you'll have your postdoc completed in no time at all!
     
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