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This is a picture of a good cup of chai I had at Cupcake Royale. This was taken with my T-Mobile G1. It has a 1.3MP onboard camera.
I really really want to like using my cameraphone to capture clips of my life. I can never seem to be satisfied with the quality the camera takes because it is either too blurry, too dark, too bright… or too something or other. From this, I had to reset my personal expectations of using this camera to capture anything super great.
The images here (best seen at largest size) show what my cameraphone can capture in ideal lighting (overhead and ambient) with some minimal editing.
Here is summary of what I did in Photoshop to get what was on the right (not necessarily in order):
- added a new adjustment layer to desaturate and add a sepia tone
- adjusted the color curve to take out some of the pixelation in the table. The table is actually tourmaline, but I wanted to focus on the coffee cup and its contents, so the loss isn’t terrible
- used the “reduce noise” filter to get rid of some of the JPEG artifacts.
End result is that the “after” image looks decent and highlights the main idea of the photo without having too many artifacts.
The photo still looks pixelated at full size, but smaller sizes are much more tolerable.