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Lighting software? #132245 07/26/05 07:24 AM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Guys,

I posted a question on the business forum when maybe I should have in this one.

Do any of you know of any software that is available that will digitally enhance a digital picture for a proposed lighting project? You know "Before" & "After"

With tech moving so fast, I would think there is................somewhere.

Thank you in advance,

Steve McKinney

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Re: Lighting software? #132246 07/26/05 07:30 AM
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Steve,
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Do any of you know of any software that is available that will digitally enhance a digital picture for a proposed lighting project? You know "Before" & "After"
It depends upon what you mean by "enhance"
As in add things like Brightness or Colour Saturation and so forth?.
A wee bit more info would be cool. [Linked Image]

Re: Lighting software? #132247 07/26/05 09:55 AM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Thanx Trump.

How about taking a picture of landscaping in front of a house and adding to it back lighting, tulip lighting, etc.

Or for that matter, any picture of a home or business that will let you add spots or wall scounces e.g.

I researched on the net some, but most what I found was changing the complete background coloring or enhancing the picture quality.

Thanks again,

Steve

Re: Lighting software? #132248 07/29/05 09:24 AM
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Hello!

Maybe I don't get it right, but you need a photoshop or something like that?

Photoshop has its tutorial in it, which helps you to learn easily to use it. You can change parts of the picture by selecting them with a magic tool, which selects the same colouredpart, so like red-eye-effect and so on.

a good example of the use of photoshop:
www.howstrange.com

Best, Bea


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Re: Lighting software? #132249 07/29/05 02:22 PM
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Never really seen anything like that, Steve. However, you might try asking any contacts you may have in the lighting industry, like mfgrs and mfgrs reps, etc. Seems to me like the only one's with resources and motive to develope software like that would be the lighting manufacturers themselves, so give that a shot.

Good luck,
Radar


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Re: Lighting software? #132250 07/30/05 02:24 AM
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Sorry.

Try ray painting. I have no idea.


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Re: Lighting software? #132251 08/02/05 08:11 AM
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Steve McKinney Offline OP
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Thanks so much for all of your help.

I really appreciate it!

Steve

Re: Lighting software? #132252 08/02/05 09:08 AM
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Its not a quick solution but AutoCAD 3D and other 3D software will allow you to add lighting schemes to your drawings. This requires you to draw in 3D though. I doubt you can just scan a picture and get a 3D effect.

Programs such as Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photo Shop allow you to create overlays which you could use to overlay a light fixture.

Perhaps if you used a image of a light fixture against a solid background you would be able to cut out the light pattern and overlay it transparently over another image. This would atleast give you an idea of what it would look like.


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