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I know some of you guys are into photo and video. How do you get the look of these photos in this eBay ad for 72 Mach 1? It looks like they were almost drawn with such clean precise lines and you can see every detail in the engine. They look CG almost. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Mustang-Mach1-/281967537995?forcerrptr=true&hash=item41a6932f4b:g:ChEAAOSwmmxW6DFt&item=281967537995

 

David

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I don't know why they would do that. I'm not really sure if it's real or not (just kidding). Not really sure what the red body color looks like. Crappy add if you ask me, but if the car is like the description then it should be a nice car.

John - 72 Q Code

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Part of it is the resolution the picture is taken at. And then you use a sharpen filter in the photo program you are using. I use a free download program called GIMP that does all kinds of stuff to photos, including making them look like your example:

http://www.gimp.org/

 

 

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Photoshop has that filter also

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If you'd take your meds like you're supposed to, the car won't look as good. Just saying...

 

lollerz. ::thumb::

 

 

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Also, start with LOTS of photos. Take different angles and vary the angle slightly as you go.

 

My avatar is one of about 50 pics I took from the front. I liked the way it turned out.

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If you'd take your meds like you're supposed to, the car won't look as good. Just saying...

 

Midlife, I believe David's meds or either becoming weaker or he is having withdrawal pains from buying too many parts and not enough actual cars. That "Doctored" image and the "Re-sell Red" was just enough to make him feel just a little "Tug" on the line! David I'm sure glad your such a good sport about all this!! :D

Steve

 

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No magic there.

 

My favorite free photo editor:

 

http://www.irfanview.com/

 

Not all the bells and whistles but a good editor.

 

Paul

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No magic there.

 

My favorite free photo editor:

 

http://www.irfanview.com/

 

Not all the bells and whistles but a good editor.

 

Paul

 

+1, I've used it for years, it's a nice program, works on a lot of different formats.

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

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I left my glasses at home so they really don't look that clear, but they need to adjust the bumper on the left side it's a little crooked or maybe its my eyes.

Going fast is fun but life is short so slow down and enjoy the ride :D Frank

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Agree. The settings used on the camera (or photo shop program) hide a lot of stuff. I want real unedited pics if I'm going to buy a car online. My wife has an expensive camera that I could take pics like this but I wouldn't use them to sell a car.

The pics make the car look much better than it actually is in real life with the naked eye. Plus its just not natural as someone pointed on on the color of the car in a couple pics.

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I'm with Mach1000. The pics in the ad 1) where taken by someone with a working background in photography with nice equipment and 2) cleaned up / edited with software.

 

If nothing else, the pics get your initial attention which is the whole point. Next step would be to actually look at the car if you were serious (and smart) about buying.

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Chrome filter was used, for sure - it's especially obvious in the interior and under-hood pics. The same filter technique is also in Paint Shop Pro X, which is what I use mostly to clean up pics.

 

The actual image quality has a dramatic impact on how it turns out - if you use a low-res camera (like I do), you can get 'OK results using the filters, sharpeners, et al, to clean it all up... but the pic will still look inferior compared to a high-res camera image with or without the filters applied.

 

I know for a fact that my trusty ol' 3.2Mp HP camera has been awesome for point-n-shoot quick pics... but now I'm getting to where I would like something with a higher resolution to have better images to work with... especially now that my car's almost done.

Eric

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... but now I'm getting to where I would like something with a higher resolution to have better images to work with... especially now that my car's almost done.

 

I purchased a Sony RX100 M2 a year and a half ago. It's a high end Point 'N Shoot and I love its performance and ease of use. Takes phenomenal pics. Gonna be awhile before I shop for another point 'n shoot. Biggest problem I usually encounter is the images are too large for most email and postings. So I have to re-size the image from 20MP to 3-4MP to send it or post it....

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My wife is a photographer, she said the photographer used a bright remote flash to get that effect on top of photoshop. I really like that pic and may do the same this summer.

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Interesting thread. I took a photo of my car as is and then pushed it outside in the light and used some of the technology that was discussed. The results are nothing short of amazing.

 

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Interesting thread. I took a photo of my car as is and then pushed it outside in the light and used some of the technology that was discussed. The results are nothing short of amazing.

 

 

 

 

Good one Dave rofl

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