Hi, thanks for looking at our project.
We currently have a script which reads records in a database, loads photos from a URL in a record field, processes them with imagemagick, and saves them in the appropriate directory.
The script is great and it works fine. I am including it as an attachment, so you can see it. We just need to make a small modification to it.
We would like to add an extra "step" in the chain of photo-processing commands that the script executes for each image.
The step we would like to add is shown here:
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This is a bash script which applies the NASA "retinex" image process to the image, thus making it much more clear and vivid.
Again, we would like to add this "retinex" process to the chain of photo-processing commands that the script executes for our images.
I should let you know something -- we previously gave this project to a programmer, and he had a hard time getting it to work. The Retinex script involves splitting an image into HSL, and doing some comparisons, etc., and his HSL layers were coming out wrong, and the script took a very long time to do each image.
I do not know if this result was because of the limited experience of the previous programmer, or because of an inherent limitation in the script. I suspect it was the programmer ... he was a good guy, he tried hard, but he didn't know much about image stuff.
One other requirement ... the photos that are output by this script should have high compatibility. The script is set up to output TIFFs, and currently those TIFFs, though they open fine in Photoshop, are not recognized by QuarkXPress. Along with the Retinex modification, we need your help to make sure that the output is a clearly labeled and widely compatible TIFF file. This is why we're asking for an Imagemagick expert.
Thanks for looking at our project and please let me know if you have any questions.