Calibrate digital photographs
Set camera orientation for portrait formats
Select suitable Calibration-Sets
Clicking the button "Add images" on the main window or alternatively File >> Calibrate images opens following dialog:
Click the button Add images... in order to add images, which shall be calibrated, to the list using the image file browser. Within this browser you can preview all supported image formats as well as some image information.
Alternatively you can add images to the list by drag&drop directly from the Windows-Explorer or another image browser.
In contrast to the Calibration-Pictures, it is allowed to rotate the images to be calibrated by 90° respectively -90° before the ImageIron calibration process. To remove the distortion in the HQ-mode, ImageIron must however be informed about the camera orientation, in which each picture has originally been taken (because removing distortion and vignetting is not performed symmetrically about the image center point).
For this purpose, the picture edges (right or left), which correspond to the camera bottom, must be marked. If, for example, the photographer turns his camera around 90° counter clockwise for the shot, then the right picture edge must be marked as "Bottom".
Since most photographers usually turn the camera into one certain direction by habit, a default rotation direction can be defined with the two radio buttons 90° clockwise and 90° counter clockwise. If some pictures were taken with a different camera orientation, then these can be adjusted individually with the "Bottom" marks on the left and the right edge of the preview image by mouse click (also possible with multiple selected images).
Normally the Calibration-Sets can be assigned to particular images automatically. The images which have been uniquely assigned are marked with a green point .
If a picture, which is marked with a green point, is selected, then a small distortion preview is displayed in the right, upper corner of the calibration window. When the mouse enters the control respectively leaves it, the view swaps.
For certain images possibly several suitable Calibration-Sets are found. These images are marked with a yellow point ).
A green point with an exclamation mark indicates, that indeed the Calibration-Set allocation was successful, however still some data (focal length, f-stop or perhaps a shift-setting) must be completed manually.
A red point with an exclamation mark in it marks the images which contain enough EXIF-information about the used camera, but could not be assigned to an existing Calibration-Set.
As only clearly assigned images can be calibrated, the red or yellow marked images must be assigned manually to a Calibration-Set:
Start the calibration with the current settings by using the button Calibrate images!.
After successful calibration of an image, an according comment is added in the EXIF property "Image-Description". Thus the image is protected against accidental repeated calibration runs. Note that this feature is only supported under the condition, that Transfer metadata is enabled, and that an image format is used, which supports EXIF meta data (jpg or tiff).
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