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    o follow this tutorial, you will need:

    ravel photography

    vel is an opportunity to take many photos in a short period of time often a lot of photos. Whether these are photos for souvenir

    ums or for reporting on a topic or place, many of us fill our memory cards and upon our return, desire to share these photos.

    highlight these photos and to give them a particular feeling and cachet, we will rework them, which normally might be even more

    ious than the fact of having taken so many photos in the first place! However, DxO FilmPack lets you quickly and creatively process

    entire batch of images and thus obtain a coherent series of photos that can best reflect the unique ambience of your trip.

    efining the look of your batch

    define the rendering that you want to apply to a series of images, we recommend that you select a photo that is representative of the

    up or batch you want to work on this first time around. We will cover how to apply this rendering to a series of images a bit later on.

    1 - Choose a rendering

    O FilmPack lets you choose a rendering that faithfully reproduces the colors and styles of analog color films.

    e renderings panel located under the main window lets you see what films are available and presents thumbnail previews of the

    ults. These renderings are sorted by film category:

    Color slide film: This is slide or transparency film, with colors and contrast adapted to being projected on a large screen.

    Color-negative film: This is film that makes use of inverted colors (negatives) and generally speaking requires printing on

    paper to bring out its best color.

    Black and white film: This film is often considered as the reference medium for artistic photography. It is characterized by a

    grain that is more or less fine and harmonious, depending on when it appeared (historical time period) and brand.

    Designer presets: Vintage effects, unusual tints you have access to numerous artistic renderings in this tab.

    Custom presets: Once you have saved your own renderings, they will be available in this tab.

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    u can also select the rendering you desire by choosing a film from the Filmdrop-down menu in the the Film renderingspalette



    er you have selected a film, you can use your mouse wheel or keyboard arrows to change renderings more rapidly.

    our sample photo, we have chosen theFuji Provia 400Xrendering in order to boost the warmth of the colors and to subtly

    nforce the contrast. This film is ideal for reportage or landscape photos.

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    4/112 - Customize the color rendering

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    ed on the film we have selected, we will first customize the rendering by using the Basic settingspalette in the Settingstab,

    ich will let us adjust the contrast, the saturation, and the exposure.

    will use each of the sliders to enhance the effect that we want to achieve:

    Start with the Contrastslider to increase or decrease the overall contrast of the image; here we will set it to 25.

    The Saturationslider lets you increase the saturation of colors or conversely, to diminish the saturation and create an older

    effect; here we will slightly diminish the saturation by setting it to 10.

    Finally, use the Exposureslider to adjust the exposure of the image so as to balance the effects of the previous sliders; we will

    set the slider to 0.6here.

    3 - Adjust the texture

    ng the Film Grainpalette, you can bring a special texture to you photos by adding a grain that corresponds to the unique chemical

    mula of the film you choose.


    e grain setting is independent of the type of rendering that you have chosen, as you can obtain the rendering of a high-speed film, for

    mple, without having to apply grain to your image. The grain corresponding to a given film will be applied only if you select its grain

    e in the Film Grainpalette or if you apply the rendering of a film from the Renderings pane.

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    th DxO FilmPack, you can apply more or less texture to your image by adjusting the following three parameters:

    Film: You can choose a different specific film grain instead of that associated with the film type you have chosen for its color


    Intensity: You can use this slider to bring out or diminish the notice ability of the grain you have chosen.

    Size: You can manage the fineness of the grain size to be applied by changing the film format. It is set at 24 x 36default, which

    results in a fairly large grain. To reduce the grain size, choose either Medium formator Large formatin the drop-down

    menu. You can also manually adjust the grain by selecting the Custom formatoption in the drop-down menu and then using

    the Grain sizeslider.


    better see the rendering achieved and to more precisely adjust the grain, display your image at 100% by clicking on the icon. You

    return to seeing the whole picture by clicking on the icon.

    our custom rendering, we will choose the grain belonging toIlford Delta 400film.

    4 - Add creative vignetting to add character to your photos

    netting is a phenomenon that initially appears when the lens is of poor quality, or when it has a unsuitable hood or filter, resulting

    a darkening of the corners of the image. Vignetting can be used creatively, however, to either darken or lighten the corners of your

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    otos, which can serve to highlight a subject and attract the focus of the viewer.

    O FilmPack provides five settings to help you give free rein to your creativity:

    Intensity: Use this slider to adjust the quantity of the vignetting: increase the intensity to lighten the corners, and scale it back

    to darken them.

    Midpoint: This slider lets you select size of the zone where vignetting will be applied: moving the slider to the left, the vignetting

    is concentrated in the corners, whereas if you move the slider to the right, the vignetting will occupy more space in the image.

    Transition: This slider adjusts the progressive transition between the image center and the vignetting. Moving the slider to the

    left, the transition will be more gradual and softer; moving the slider to the right, the transition will be more abrupt and sharper.

    Roundness: Moved to the right, the slider generates a rounder vignetting; moved to the left, the slider makes the vignetting

    more rectangular.

    Set center: You can use this tool to move the center of the vignetting.

    our image series, we will add a little discreet vignetting, just sufficient to draw the attention.


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    u can return to the initial state of your photo by clicking on the icon.

    5 - Save your settings and create your own preset

    er you have made all the changes and are satisfied with the rendering that you have chosen, you can save the settings so that you can

    ply the same rendering to your other photos, if desired.

    do this, click on the Custom Presetstab in the bottom renderings pane, and then click onAdd to custom presets. You can also

    ate your own custom rendering by clicking on the icon to Create preset from current settings.

    window opens and prompts you to choose a name for your custom rendering.

    er you have entered a name, click on Save. Your rendering will now be available in the Custom Presetstab.

    pplying a custom rendering to a batch of photos

    w lets look at how to apply this same custom rendering to a batch of photos.

    ck on Batch processingin the Filemenu. A window opens in which you can choose the images to process, the rendering to

    ply to the images, and the output options (format, destination, suffix).

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    1 - Open the photos that you want to process as a batch

    select the images to process, click on theAddbutton on the bottom left in the Images to Processwindow. A browser window will

    n to allow you to select the files to include in the batch processing.

    e selected files are displayed in the dialog box. If you select a photo by mistake, you can delete it from the list by selecting it and

    king on the Removebutton.

    2 - Define the batch processing parameters

    e most important parameter is the rendering that you want to apply to your batch of photos. In this instance, we will choose the

    dering that we created for our travel photos, found in the Custom Presetstab in the renderings pane.

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    u can choose between JPG and TIFF (8-bit or 16-bit) output formats. We recommend that you select the default output format

    t is, JPEG, with the quality setting at 90. This will give you good images while maintaining a reasonable file size.


    FF format is interesting if you want to work on your image using different software. We also recommend using this format if you

    nt to print your image.

    w choose where you want to save your processed images. You can save them in the same folder, or in a different folder (which you

    specify by clicking on the Browse button).

    u can also change the suffix for the output image. This suffix will be added to the name of your original files (for example, [file


    3 - Start processing

    er you have defined all the settings, click on the Processbutton to apply the rendering to all of the selected image files.

    oing further: Integrating DxO FilmPack into your workflow

    those who want to go further, or for advanced users who already own other photo processing software, DxO FilmPack integrates as

    ugin for DxO Optics Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

    ou use DxO Optics Pro, the DxO FilmPack plugin will appear as an additional palette containing all of the settings of the standalone

    plication. Using DxO Optics Pro with the DxO FilmPack plugin will allow you to work on RAW files without interrupting your

    rkflow, as well as to benefit from all of the advantages that RAW files bring in terms of image data retrieval, for example.

    ou would like to know more about using DxO FilmPack as a plugin, see our tutorial by clicking on the following link.

    oto credit: Ian Coristine
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