How To quickly and easily stretch your masters
Just another amateur
As amateurs, we thrive to always have the best images to show but sometimes getting there is the problem itself. We read blogs, watch videos, experiment.Often enough, some of us never get the results we truly want. PRISM makes the process much easier than other packages.
ANSWER ? THE EASY WAY ( OF COURSE :-D )
There is a very powerful process in PRISM called "Logarithmic stretch". It is a quite common process that has been around for a long time but had never been implemented in a package as easily as in PRISM. Head over to the "Processing" tab and click on "Logarithm".
A new menu opens up. You will find a before and after images, a histogram slider and a logarithmic scale. You always want to be below the "1.00" mark. I recommend pulling the slider all the way to the left and moving it slowly to the right and watching the image change. My typical setting is around "0.85". You can basically do this for all your masters then combined them to get another stunning image.
After finding the right setting that works best for your images, press "OK". PRISM will calculate the new image and display it on the desktop. You can repeat this process for the rest of the frames.