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Jul 23, 2007, ImageSkill Software

Dear friends,

this March we have launched a public opinion poll concerning what enhancement techniques do people like Photoshop plugins to have. The voting was closed and may be it is the time to comment results.

By now 103 voters took part in our poll and we would like to thank all of them. Their opinion is very valuable to us. It forces to move us forward. The results we got are presented below.

Voting results

We have 103 voters but the total number of votes equals to 390. It means that on average every voter was of opinion that image enhancement cannot be achieved by applying one technique only. This is no surprise. We suppose that if someone is going to make photo better he or she quite clearly understands that in general this problem needs a several approaches to be successfully solved. Looking at the voting list above we can make a conclusion that any of given techniques to a greater or lesser extent is important for image enhancement. Only one result of voting bothers us. It deals with technique “Other” getting 27 votes. We would be very appreciated to all visitors of our site to help us understand what “Other” could mean.

Unfortunately we do not know what type of digital cameras and settings voters dealing with. We can only guess that noise removal problem is on the top of our voting list because of modern tendency of sensor size decreasing in popular amateur digital cameras. Smaller sensors generally have smaller pixels that have smaller dynamic range and produce higher image noise. As Bob Atkins said “It's cost, not quality that keeps sensors small” ( ) . That is why some of consumers taking photos with small digital camera sensors need noise reduction techniques to enhance photos quality. May be it is time for us to create our own technique that might be as simple and intuitive in practice as possible and effective at the same time. We are starting to think of it.

Just now we start a public opinion poll about cosmetic retouching techniques people usually like to use in their practice. We would like to invite you join in our poll at ( )

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Our team works in the image processing area since 1998 year. Over the last seven years we have worked for the JASC Software Inc., specializing in creation of photo-editing software. (In 2004 JASC was acquired by Corel Corporation). We took an active and very productive part in developing of the last four versions of their software (JASC Paint Shop Pro 7, 8, 9, Corel Paint Shop Pro X). Also we have developed image enhancement tools for LG Electronics. Recently we started the selling of our products under ImageSkill trademark.

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