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what a difference Camera RAW makes

I’m not a photographer by any stretch of the imagination. When holding a camera I don’t have the patience to choose the right settings, nor do I really have the eye for spotting the correct settings even if I did spend the time to fiddle with them.

But I just spent a few minutes messing with a recent buyer’s booth photo to see if I could make it look less blown out, and this is what I came up with.


I now regret having uploaded the original shot so hastily without fixing it up before hand. Such a pity I cannot replace it in the buyer’s booth. Ah well, hopefully more people will see this journal instead.

The shirt, by the way, is available here.

Comments

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tyleralmost 5 years ago

    I have contacts you know. If you would like your buyer’s booth image to just ‘disappear’, meet me at the 7eleven at 7pm (or just reply to this message if that’s easier).

  • That would be great!

    – Paul McClintock

  • By the way, would you happen to know the best size for a buyer’s booth photo… you know, so it doesn’t suffer too much from resizing?

    – Paul McClintock

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tyleralmost 5 years ago

    Hmmm not sure. If you can find one that’s a good example I can see if I can do some detective work?

  • It looks to me like everything is resized so that the longest edge is 550 pixels. If I upload at that size will it still get resampled?

    – Paul McClintock

  • I’ve looked through the booth, and to be honest – everything looks a little over compressed. This one looks okay, but I suspect it is because it’s a simple image with a blank background.

    – Paul McClintock

  • picketty
    pickettyalmost 5 years ago

    I thought if you resize down then there is no problem Paul…but then why not copy the original and resize the copy solely for the booth.
    Yes RAW gives you the controls!!! I love it and wish I had been using it ages ago

  • Yeah, I dunno. It might still be resampled to ensure it is a small file. They all seem to end up about 50 or 60k – when I try to create that file size myself, I need to set the jpeg compression to 5/12… it doesn’t end up looking very good.

    – Paul McClintock

  • Natalie Tyler
    Natalie Tyleralmost 5 years ago

    Oh … looks like my magic trick doesn’t work with buyer’s booth photos. I can remove the older one for you but I can’t shed any more light on making it ‘pop’ a little more I’m afraid!

  • That’s cool, I’ll re-up at the exact resolution I figure it will come out as… see how it resamples. It’s hardly a disaster.

    – Paul McClintock

  • I re-upped it. It definitely looks better. It’s a pity about the compression, but it’s only the buyer’s booth, so I’m not really complaining.

    – Paul McClintock

  • Chris Wahl
    Chris Wahlalmost 5 years ago

    I dunno….besides the overexposure on the back fence I prefer the one on the left. The colours are definitely more pleasing to the eye anyway.

  • That might just be my preference for higher contract, lower saturation. But yeah, the shirt is supposed to be grey rather than the blue that initially came out.

    – Paul McClintock

  • picketty
    pickettyalmost 5 years ago

    what does RB do with your image, that is the question. Problem doesnt necessarily have to be your end

  • picketty
    pickettyalmost 5 years ago

    with the shots you put up for comparison I wonder about the accuracy of the colour. Was the tee originally pale blue or grey?

  • The shirt is grey, and that was also part of the reason I tried to fix it. In the original it does come out looking a bit blue.

    – Paul McClintock

  • majo
    majoalmost 5 years ago

    Ok I’m reading this so you’re original remark works
    but after reading Jo’s comment I must check how far here connections can get.
    Nice T BTW

  • majo
    majoalmost 5 years ago

    I stand corrected not JO but Natalie
    hope I don’t get a spanking from either one of them ;-)
    And the original has dissapeared