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Is there an easy way (ideally through the use of automatic software) to align two versions of the same frame that have different framing and/or sizes in preparation for running them through Dr. Dre’s color matching tool?

I’ve been trying to manually crop and resize some versions of such frames to match different versions, but I can never get them to quite line up.

Here are two images that I am having difficulty with:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065018/https://images2.imgbox.com/ab/a2/u6rvG6i6_o.jpg

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065052/https://images2.imgbox.com/96/84/THMFoysZ_o.jpg

I’m trying to resize and crop the former one to match the latter.

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hbenthow said:

Is there an easy way (ideally through the use of automatic software) to align two versions of the same frame that have different framing and/or sizes in preparation for running them through Dr. Dre’s color matching tool?

I’ve been trying to manually crop and resize some versions of such frames to match different versions, but I can never get them to quite line up.

Here are two images that I am having difficulty with:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065018/https://images2.imgbox.com/ab/a2/u6rvG6i6_o.jpg

https://web.archive.org/web/20190704065052/https://images2.imgbox.com/96/84/THMFoysZ_o.jpg

I’m trying to resize and crop the former one to match the latter.

You have to use the auto align feature in photoshop, it will auto resize and warp one image to match the other.

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lansing said:

You have to use the auto align feature in photoshop, it will auto resize and warp one image to match the other.

I don’t have Photoshop. Are there any freeware solutions? Is there possibly a way to do it with GIMP?

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hbenthow said:

lansing said:

You have to use the auto align feature in photoshop, it will auto resize and warp one image to match the other.

I don’t have Photoshop. Are there any freeware solutions? Is there possibly a way to do it with GIMP?

You can try out this avisynth plugin, I never tried it so I don’t know how it does. It doesn’t have the warping feature though, so if one of your images has some type of distortion it will not work.

https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=175247

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lansing said:

You can try out this avisynth plugin, I never tried it so I don’t know how it does. It doesn’t have the warping feature though, so if one of your images has some type of distortion it will not work.

https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=175247

It looks promising, but the few attempts that I’ve made at using Avisynth have been failures. I’ve never been able to successfully figure out how to use it.

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Is there any plan to make a batch version of this? I want to use it to overlay 4:3 and 16:9 sources and it takes forever to do one frame at a time by hand. If not, is there a way to write a plugin script in PhotoShop to use external programs and then use PhotoShop’s batch processes? I know I can theoretically do it a scene at a time, but even within a scene there is drift and the color matching does not last longer than a few frames in some cases. Thanks.

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Hello. Is this tool compatible with MacOS? The only laptop I have at the moment is a MacBook Air and I am wanting to make an Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga with this tool, complete with some scenes that were cut from each film. Thank you.

UncutIsSuperior

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UncutIsSuperior said:

Hello. Is this tool compatible with MacOS? The only laptop I have at the moment is a MacBook Air and I am wanting to make an Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga with this tool, complete with some scenes that were cut from each film. Thank you.

No, sadly it is only compatible with Windows at this time.

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DrDre said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

Hello. Is this tool compatible with MacOS? The only laptop I have at the moment is a MacBook Air and I am wanting to make an Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga with this tool, complete with some scenes that were cut from each film. Thank you.

No, sadly it is only compatible with Windows at this time.

I use it on my Mac.

Although with OS Catalina, not sure if its compatible anymore?

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Bates_Motel said:

DrDre said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

Hello. Is this tool compatible with MacOS? The only laptop I have at the moment is a MacBook Air and I am wanting to make an Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga with this tool, complete with some scenes that were cut from each film. Thank you.

No, sadly it is only compatible with Windows at this time.

I use it on my Mac.

Although with OS Catalina, not sure if its compatible anymore?

You can use it (and any windows program) on lan using a program called Wine.

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Darth Lucas said:

Bates_Motel said:

DrDre said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

Hello. Is this tool compatible with MacOS? The only laptop I have at the moment is a MacBook Air and I am wanting to make an Ultimate Edition of the Star Wars saga with this tool, complete with some scenes that were cut from each film. Thank you.

No, sadly it is only compatible with Windows at this time.

I use it on my Mac.

Although with OS Catalina, not sure if its compatible anymore?

You can use it (and any windows program) on lan using a program called Wine.

I just used the Mac installer the guy posted a few pages back. No other program needed, although as I said, since installing OS Catalina, not sure that installer will work anymore.

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Williarob said:

Yeah, I thought I remembered compiling it for OSX. Was that a 64-bit version? I think Catalina is 64-bit apps only.

I don’t think so. It doesn’t seem to download now. Any chance you can re-compile it for 64-bit?

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Williarob said:

It could be that I only had a 32 bit version of Matlab for OSX. I’ll check and see if I still have the source code (or Matlab for OSX)

I can get you the link for the 2019 64bit MATLAB if that helps.

I really want to do a clean install of the new OS but I don’t want to lose the color match tool. I use it fairly often.

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I’ve decided to wait for DrDre’s next tool, which, as ZigZig said, will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them to HDR. According to ZigZig, this tool will be compatible with MacOS, so the next tool seems like my only option. Could you please tell me when it will be ready? Thank you.

UncutIsSuperior

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UncutIsSuperior said:

I’ve decided to wait for DrDre’s next tool, which, as ZigZig said, will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them to HDR. According to ZigZig, this tool will be compatible with MacOS, so the next tool seems like my only option. Could you please tell me when it will be ready? Thank you.

I think ZigZig may have been pulling your leg mate.

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oojason said:

UncutIsSuperior said:

I’ve decided to wait for DrDre’s next tool, which, as ZigZig said, will automatically restore deleted scenes, integrate them into the movie, upscale them to 4k and recolorize them to HDR. According to ZigZig, this tool will be compatible with MacOS, so the next tool seems like my only option. Could you please tell me when it will be ready? Thank you.

I think ZigZig may have been pulling your leg mate.

I think he knows already that: https://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1299439/action/topic#1299439

But he is obviously trolling…