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    Platinum Printing

    I decided I wanted to do platinum printing, so I went out and bought a point-and-shoot digital camera. But when I put the pictures into Photoshop, I checked all the tool-bars and pull-down menus and couldn't find "platinum" anywhere. Do I have to buy special software to make platinum prints?
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    yes. A special plug-in is required.

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    Mark, I'm confused!? Do you want to make platinum prints or inkjet prints with a color curve that approximates the tone of a platinum print? If it is the latter, then you can use the plug-in or modify the color curves to your liking. But regardless, it will not be a platinum print by any definition.

    A platinum print, firstly, and foremost, requires the use of platinum. Secondly, it is a somewhat labor intensive photographic process that produces a unique "look" and exceptional image permanence.

    Cheers, Geary
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    Platinum Printing

    yes. A special plug-in is required.



    In this case I think you need two special plug ins.....

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    >In this case I think you need two special plug ins.....

    >--Jorge, 2004-10-02 17:04:51

    What did you say, Jorge? You sound all muffled...

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    Okay, I think I understand now. Does anybody know what kind of plug-ins Alfred Steiglitz and Frederick Evans used?
    "I love my Verito lens, but I always have to sharpen everything in Photoshop..."

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    Hi Mark

    They used a plugin wich only worked on windows 95 so it is gone forewer, because bill gates is not really back compatible oriented!

    Haha!

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    Platinum Printing

    ">In this case I think you need two special plug ins....."

    Initially I thought this was was tongue-in-cheek. I'd like a digital camera which can replace the burglar alarm too. Maybe tell me the FTSE index and weather too.

    But as I'm I'm really slow with this new-fangled stuff (I still use Windows 3.1 except for internet access), where does the other one go?

    With my limited awareness of photoshop, the only place left to plug it in has to be.....the frontal cortex.

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    Platinum Printing

    With my limited awareness of photoshop, the only place left to plug it in has to be.....the frontal cortex.



    LOL...you got it ISO2. In all fairness, I think Mark was trying to make a joke and it fell flat. You know, like the one about the "expert" in 35 mm being confused about a GG image being upside down. That one worked because the guy used a different name, with Mark, all you had to do was click his name and see he was joshing.....

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    Platinum Printing

    Actually, if you would take the time to study your photographic history, I believe Ansel Adams went through a period around 1938 when he made extensive use of the Photoshop 'platinum' plug-in. Or was that Paul Strand?

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