Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by penski, Jun 2, 2008.
Pretty pretty please?
There's a cookie in it for you...
Dont think its possible. Tried in photoshop and failed.
you need top top programs for that... the police have them, take the cookie to them and ask
actually, interpol can do it
I tried, but I'm afraid I can't do much better than this:
It's a car, and quite an old one by the looks of it.
pretty good result. What did you use to unswirl it?
picture above is about as good as I can get it using photoshop, yours is a bit better though. Need something where you can set the thickness of each part of the swirl then it would be easier would still take some time though.
The trick is to reverse the algorithm of the swirl effect in Photoshop. Unfortunately you need pretty much the exact settings reversed to get a decent image.
Yep. The image's aspect ratio has been changed and it's also been cropped post-twirl, and both of these affect the results, so it's pretty much imposssibl to do it perfectly.
Gah - it's the new 'secret project' of a guy I know...Trying to work out what it is
I'd say an early Mk3 Tina estate but the wheels are throwing me off.
Nova or Mk1 Astra?
There's so many filters in PS, which category is "swirl" in?
EDIT: Distort - Twirl (I didn't do very well tho)
Distort > Twirl
Didn't it take Interpol (or something similar) a couple years getting the picture of some child porn guy unswirled?
You need some seriously sophisticated (and not usually commercially available) software to do that. Photoshop won't cut it.
Ok, that can be reversed, but the problem is that it is a "composite" effect, it is more than just a "twirl", it is 2 or more twirls together.
It probably possible in photoshop somehow to use actions/automate to produce say, 100 different slight counter twirls to produce 100 images, and then on each of them produce another 100 twirls, that would produce 10,000 images but it would be pretty easy to visually see which ones are the clearest. The main problem is that the original mapping would have damaged the quality of the picture so it may be fuzzy when it is finally untwirled, if that is even possible.
EDIT : My estimation for the picture is... a car.
Ooooh....The sneaky wee nyaff!
Why would you actually need it though?
In case someone goes through your photo collection, swirls them and you got no backups?
Is it a lada riva estate? wheels look a bit off though
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