While many people think of the bugs when people say firefly removal, the truth is very different. Instead this type of removal concerns burnt out tiny pixels that make rendering a pain. Many times, this can make it much harder to blend a photo and produce less than professional results. This can be frustrating when one is trying to complete an image in a timely manner and when they are holding themselves to very normal standards.
Getting someone more familiar with fireflies to do the removal can be one of the options. In this way you are completely assured that the offending pixels will be taken care of and that your pictures are going to loo perfect. This option also ensures that the work will get done much faster, as with anything practice makes perfect, and in this instance it make the work go much faster.
However, not everyone wants to outsource their work. For this reason, you may want to learn how to take care of them on your own. It may take a little while, but it will be worth the effort in the end. Thankfully, there are a large number of tutorials available to teach you how to perform this type of removal.
Once you have a found a tutorial, you will need to identify the problem that has caused your fireflies. Most tutorials will list the most common causes so that you can go through and eliminate them quickly. However, they won’t always have the same cause, so it is a good idea to check with each and every picture before you begin working to correct the imperfections.
Identifying the problem tells you most everything you need to know in order to fix the image and end up with a very professional looking project. A good guide will cover all of the steps and show you how to make them hold even when you are working on other blending techniques later on down the road. However, if you feel like you are a more advanced user, there are some tutorials that will be very vague and may suit your more advanced needs better.
Once you have found the steps to follow, putting them into implementation is the logical next step. As mentioned before, sometimes pictures will appear to have one problem, but will really have another. If you find that the steps you are undertaking don’t work, you may want to consider that it is a different problem than you had originally considered. If this happens, simply go back to the original photo and start the diagnosis process over. It may take a while, but after a number of photos you will truly understand what you need to do and will be able to speed up the process as well.
Overall, professional firefly removal can be a long process. However, it can take many photos that would otherwise be unusable and turn them into very professional pieces. Many people find that using this technique gives them many more options down the road as well.