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Better to save them large in your camera and keep the originals on your computer, and save a copy in smaller resolution for uploading to CC.com.

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Is anyone using UV and polarizing filters for their digital photography, and does anyone know which if any of the new tiny digital cameras will take a filter adaptor and filters?

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On a digi SLR I use a UV always to protect the front element and a circular polarizer when the light is right for it.

 

I don't know about filters on P&S cameras; my P&S has no provision for such.

 

Photoshop has a number of filter effects with which I have very little experience.

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The larger Olympus (non-SLR) cameras appear filter-capable. But I wanted a 4 oz. one! cry.gif

 

ps. Photoshop CANNOT EVEN STEP to a polarizing filter pitty.gif

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I feel your pain, having just got off a 5 day trip with about 6 pounds of camera stuff. Many were the moments that a couple of cans of Fosters would have been more welcome.

 

I've seen Polarizer tricks/workarounds for Photoshop published but have never horsed around with them myself.

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I think it's often the case that desired information is just not recorded in the absence of a polarizing filter. Details and colors are lost and there's no way to get them back, no matter how you adjust what is remaining.

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UV filters aren't as important for digicams as film because the CCD is less responsive to UV than film is.

 

Regarding polarizers:

 

For making the sky bluer, a split filter works pretty well. But nothing can compare the power of a polarizer for knocking glare off of water, etc. Those cannot be done digitally.

 

All of the P&Ses that I know of have light meters that are not integrated directly with the lens, so putting a polarizer on the lens would cause the image to be underexposed.

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