Tips and Guides to Olympus Viewer 3

Olympus Viewer 3: A Look At Wild Tone Curves, Image 01

Tips and Guides to Olympus Viewer 3

'Image Management and Post Processing - Tips and guides on how to use Olympus Viewer 3, the Image Management Software for Olympus E-System cameras'



Basics of Olympus Viewer 3

OV3: Basics of Olympus Viewer 3

OV3: Basics of Olympus Viewer 3 - Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), the digital image editing and management software from Olympus, is the basic software suite you can use to import images and movies taken with your digital cameras to view, edit, and manage them. The software is part of the CD package that comes with current purchase Olympus digital camera and it can be used to edit and manage both Olympus RAW (.OCR) and other generic JPEF image files...


Using Art Filters and Art Effects

OV3: Using Art Filters and Art Effects

OV3: Using Art Filters and Art Effects - Post-Processing images with Art Filters and Art Effects on Olympus Viewer 3 is a good way to add a measure of creativity to your *.orf RAW files. While you may do the same on-site with the in-camera setting, doing it on the desktop allows you a more controlled measure while, maybe, doing it in the quiet of the night, at your own time...


Fast Track *.ORF RAW Development

OV3: Fast Track RAW Development Final Image

OV3: Fast Track *.orf RAW Development - One of the filters in the Art Filters pack of Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3), the Pop Art effect, can actually be used beyond what it is basically meant for, as an Art Filter effect, to that of a catalyst for a fast-track development of suitable *.orf RAW image files...


Post-Processing JPEG Images

OV3: Post-Processing JPEG Images

OV3: Post-Processing JPEG Images - Amateur photographers will normally start off their hobby capturing images in JPEG instead of RAW. JEPG images are saved in files that are comparatively smaller in size to RAW files, and the images are immediately ready for sharing or posting on the Internet, or printed as hard copies. Inadvertently, however, chances of getting under- or overexposed shots, or shots taken with the wrong camera setting, happens...


Post-Processing B&W Images

OV3: Post-processing B&W Images

OV3: Post-Processing B&W Images - Post-processing monochrome or black and white images with edits in Auto Tone Correction, Tone Curve, Brightness & Contrast, and Unsharp Mask is one way to get flat washed-out monochrome images a new lease of life, one which will reflect the way a monochrome image should be presented...


B&W Conversion for JPEG Images

B&W Conversion for JPEG Images - Imahe after conversion

OV3: B&W Conversion for JPEG Images - It has been mentioned that to way get a good digital B&W (black and white) image is to shoot in color and the do a grayscale conversion of the image through post-processing. There are a great many ways to do this, even within the same software suite, some more effective than others, with equally varying results. Differences between the various methods are usually explained in terms of visual appeal or the ability to blend the various color channels to emulate traditional B+W filters...


Pop Art, Dramatic Tone, Gradation

Olympus Viewer 3: Pop Art, Dramatic Tone, Gradation

OV3: Pop Art, Dramatic Tone, Gradation - One option I had with the *.orf RAW images was to post-process them on Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3) and re-built the images with enhancements from art filter effects and other editing features. I started to work on a few and came out pretty excited with the outcome...


Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter

OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter

OV3: Popping It Up With Pop Art Filter - The banner-head image above, for example, is a post-process development of the image you see on the right, done in RAW Development Mode on OV3, starting with the Pop Art filter application. When applied, the Pop Art filter super-saturates colors and creates a brighter and more vivid image of the original, which you can de-tone or enhance with other tools available.


Sharpening with Unsharp Mask

OV3: Sharpening with Unsharp Mask

OV3: Sharpening with Unsharp Mask - Technically, the process works by utilizing a slightly blurred version of the original image which is then subtracted from the original to detect the presence of edges. Contrast is then selectively increased along these edges using this mask, leaving behind a sharper final image.


A Look At Tone Curve Creatives

Olympus Viewer 3: A Look At Wild Tone Curves, Image 01

OV3: A Look At Tone Curve Creatives - The Tone Curve tool is a graphical representation of the tonal range of your image and it allows you to manipulate the brightness and contrast of the red/green/blue (RGB) color gamut or the individual red, green and blue channels by picking the color separately from the drop-down list.


A Key Line Photo Creative

OV3: A Key Line Photo Creative 01

OV3: A Key Line Photo Creative - Art Filters and Art Effect, the same as available as an on-camera option on Olympus E-camera systems, allows you to edit images with a range of creative effects, which may transform your images into works of art, or whatever your notion of what you are doing is.


An Ensemble in Dramatic Tone

OV3: An Ensemble in Dramatic Tone, Image 01

OV3: An Ensemble in Dramatic Tone - The art filter highlights the lighter parts of the image while simultaneously darkening the darker aspects like shadows, making the image more contrasty and foreboding. The effect also washes out the colors slightly, giving it the retro feel.


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