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Author Topic: Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?  (Read 2604 times)

J-Mac

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Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:18:26 AM »
Probably no easy way, but I am curious about a photo effect that I see more and more of lately. I see this often on television - shows like Dateline - where the subject of the show is shown in a group photo - maybe a family photo - and for effect they starting slowly panning/zooming just that person while the rest of the people in the photo stay static. The panning effect looks like the slow panning that you often see in a standard slideshow - the kind that does not use overdone or wild transition effects. The difference is that only that one person pans and nothing else.

The only way in my limited knowledge I can think of to do this would be to free select the portion of a photo that you want to pan, create a separate layer of that portion only, and then overlay that over theoriginal photo. Even then, however, I don’t know of an application that will allow panning of individual layers.

As I see this effect more and more I can't help but to think that there might be a program that has this feature built-in. But of course trying to search for such a feature on Google is next to impossible. I can't come up with search terms for this that don’t bring back some really way out results!

Does anyone here have any earthly idea what I am talking about?!?

Thanks!

Jim

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Re: Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2009, 01:54:22 AM »
PhotoMesa 3 does that.

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Re: Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2009, 01:59:44 AM »
do you mean the ken burns effect?

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Re: Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2009, 03:10:59 AM »
do you mean the ken burns effect?

That type of panning, yes. But seemingly within an image rather than the entire image.

Damn, this is not easy to explain verbally! I'm going to try and find a video clip of the effect if I can and I'll post it here.

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Jim

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Re: Digital Photo Effects - Zooming Part of a Photo?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2009, 03:11:27 AM »
PhotoMesa 3 does that.

Thanks - I'll take a look Phil.

Jim