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Mike25660

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Masking - is it ever not needed?
« on: February 21, 2015, 09:21:51 AM »
This may seem like a stupid question, but, hey, I'm a newbie.

Is there always a benefit to masking, for instance, even if subjects are photographed on a turntable against a uniformly-colored backdrop?


driftertravel

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Re: Masking - is it ever not needed?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 10:02:05 AM »
In my experience, when shooting from a fixed position against a uniform background on a turntable masking is the most important. When you rotate around the subject it's nice, but less important. A lot of times in the latter situation the background can actually help align photos, so you mask and then make sure the checkbox for masking in the alignment stage is off. There are easy ways to mask though, especially if you're using a uniform background and a turntable...

mrb

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Re: Masking - is it ever not needed?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 05:13:57 PM »
I never mask my photos and I'm almost always happy with my results.

bcoyle

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Re: Masking - is it ever not needed?
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 07:43:34 PM »
There are easy ways to mask though, especially if you're using a uniform background and a turntable...

What way is that? I'm considering purchasing a motorized turn table so I'd need to start looking into the masking abilities for Photoscan