Coolpix 990: People look better in photos by other cameras! (unflattering skin tones)
People look better in photos by other cameras!(IMHO)Juding from the samples, particularly photos by Fuji FinePix 4700 seems more flattering. To me, this is crucial - we are talking about the actual viewable results produced by the camera, when all fancy controls and widgets are long forgotten!The 990 produces images with high contrast and saturated colors, and enhances images with sharpening techniques. This is typically a bad selection for say a portrait photo. Enhances spots and acne and wrinkles and makes peoples faces red and unevenly colored I understand image sharpening and color saturation can be adjusted on the 990, so maybe it is possible to produce ok skin tones etc? Software would also help, although personally, I was unable adjust photos to my full satisfaction using Photoshop.Anyone got different experiences? Comments welcome...And if you took a picture of someone with the 990 and was happy with it, if you like I could add a link to it to so the world can see I was wrong..

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Try SilverFast DC from LaserSoft Imaging to enhance your images to give you much better results than any other software. WE are especially aware of the problem of images already sharpened inside the camera and will be working on perfect solution with Nikon.

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I agree and disagree! In many regards the flesh details are more true but the RED saturation is overwhelming! In direct sun light or with the internal flash, I have dozens of photos that prove this. I have yet to find a way to reduce the red saturation using Photoshop that produces a print I am satisfied with. The best results for me come from photos of people (flesh tones) in the shade. These look natural and warm and require little if any touching up.Regarding sharpness, the camera provides complete control over sharpening from none at all to varying degrees all the way to what it deems to be "intelligent" sharpening. I've use the auto-sharp with great results. Images produces without any sharp are super soft and I've yet to figure out a way to sharpen as well as the camera on this duds in Photoshop.Good Luck!..

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Can you ploease tell me how where I can contact the Lazer Soft software company?.


Mike Holmes..

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Mike: See message number 2 in this thread for a link...

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Portraits are ALWAYS better on another camera. That's why a Hasselblad shoots such beautiful pictures unless, of course, you own one! I taped a piece of gelatin filter over the internal flash on my's flesh colored. And, BOY, are the portraits nice! But, then again, I don't like the internal flash becuase it often causes too much red eye. So I don't use it. But that gel's there if I need it...

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