It would also be very nice to replicate the grain effect of LR3 in PS at least as easily. I find this tool to be a great addition now that I am starting to develop skin rashes for extra smooth ultrasharp ultralow noise zero artifact brutally clean images from the digital domain. Sometimes too perfect looks a little too much imperfect. I put low amounts of grain into some images and they become more organic, less surgical.
Apparently the so-called "general public" likes that look, judging from the settings for flat TV's you see in the stores (at least in Denmark).
Invariably, the standard sale settings are as follows:
- Noise reduction: ensure everything looks like plastic
- Contrast: ensure thick halos are clearly visible
- Saturation: compete with rooms decorated for small children... just in case the parents brought one
Too bad my 10 year old CRT died recently :-( Even though decent settings gives much better results, it still does not come close to an old-style cheap CRT.