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Old 25th May 2016
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Sepia effect

I am slightly disappointed by results in the Sepia modes in both the EM5 II and Pen F. The pictures come out in a light brown tint with relatively low contrast and looking like a colour cast. While this can be improved in Photoshop, the effect is still not ideal. What I'd like is the sepia shade seen in some old medium and large format portraits - in those there is a very slight grey added to the brown and there is greater contrast.

Can anyone give tips on how to improve this to my liking?
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Re: Sepia effect

Have you tried Siler Effex Pro 2?
Part of the NIK collection from Google, and now free to download.

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Re: Sepia effect

Totally agree with Ricoh loads of options and simple to use.


It plugs in to Lightroom but if you don't use that (I don't) you can find the .exe in Program Files and run it on its own on PC at least.
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Re: Sepia effect

I was doing some sepia conversions the othe day in good old OlyViewer3 and I found a strong tweek to the contrast was all that needed. Presumably this could be done on a myset along with the sepia setting.
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