Create Virtual Copies and then use Survey View for comparing various image treatments while you are editing them.

by George Mann

When you can't decide how you want to process a particular image, the easiest thing to do is to make a number of Virtual Copies and apply various settings or presets to the individual images. At any point you can then go back to the Library Module and select all your various versions, click on the Survey View icon in the tool bar and compare all the selected images side by side.

Since all the Virtual Copies and their settings are created with non-destructive editing tools, you can experiment to your hearts content on all the Virtual Copies (without affecting the original image) and keep comparing them until you get an image (or images) that you really like.


The Survey View of the original image and three variables.


Ta Prohm temple ruins, built in mid 12th century by King Jayavarman VII to honor his mother, the temple is located in the Angkor Archaeological Park, a few kilometers from the Angkor Wat temple complex.

The Ta Prohm temple ruins are immensely popular with tourists and photographers visiting the Angkor temples, because they were used in the 2001 Lara Croft Tomb Raiders movie starring Angelina Jolie.


George Mann
2007-08-14 00:14:42
Hey Penguin,

Are you looking for a new bat cave or what, how did you find this page? Where are you performing your magic act these days?

The place above is not really available but it would make a nice location for a major illusion of some sort, especially if it involved Angelina.

I have sent you my email address, hope to meet up with you soon.