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How can I improve my digital photo development? Complication.

I'd like to improve my skills at post-processing my digital photos, generally in Aperture. I'm colorblind. [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Mar 6, 2014 - 3 answers

Fall Color in WY not to miss?

I've got a week or so to drive around Wyoming, and northern Utah. (Coming back via I70, spending a day in Crested Butte.) Leaving Friday afternoon. What fall color should I absolutely not miss? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Sep 20, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I color correct my digital photos if I don't see colors well?

I want to color correct my digital photos, but I have a color vision deficiency. Up to now, I've been correcting the levels manually, but relying on the auto-color features in Picasa or Photoshop for colors, but often this doesn't do a good job and the colors look off, even to me. I can manually correct the levels and adjust the colors so they look right to me, but that doesn't guarantee they will look right to others. Is there any way to color correct numerically (for instance, using the eyedropper tool on someone's face to to see if the RGB value of skin falls within a skin-tone range) Otherwise, is there a service that I can send my digital photos to where they can color correct them perfectly and send them back? I'm interested in the digital files, not in getting prints.
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Color Inconsistency Between Two Calibrated Monitors

Why do two properly calibrated monitors look very different? I have a dual monitor setup -- a Samsung 216BW and a Wacom Cintiq 21UX -- with each monitor running on its own graphics card (Nvidia 8400 and 8800, respectively). I'm calibrating with an X-Rite i1Display2. According to the i1D2, both monitors are properly calibrated -- but the Cintiq is much warmer/redder, and the Samsung is considerably cooler and yellow/greener. What gives? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Mar 8, 2009 - 12 answers

I am looking to purchase color photo gels in the Boston area. Does anyone know of any stores that sell them?

I am looking to purchase color photo gels in the Boston area. Does anyone know of any stores that sell them?
posted by cheero on Oct 30, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the best approach to reproducible color management?

What is the best approach to color management? I only just realised that how I see my photos in iPhoto, Photoshop, and Safari isn't how the majority of people on the net are seeing them? What is the best setup for consistent color management that still looks good? [more inside]
posted by teem on Jul 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Color me Confused

Help me figure out my color profile woes, please! [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Jan 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Degradation of old prints

I just scanned in some 1970s-1980s family pictures (on print paper). Some of the colors seem washed out. Is there an easy way to improve the colors a bit? [more inside]
posted by hodyoaten on Feb 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me get consistent color between my digital camera, Lightroom and online.

Help me get my color photographs to look as good (or at least the same) online as they do locally. [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Dec 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Old photos that look so... real

I'm curious about OLD historical photos that are in color and have such accurate color rendition that they look like they could have been taken in the past few years. [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Sep 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Images are distorted in Photoshop.

Photoshop is distorting the color and contrast in all of my images. Examples linked within. Help! [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Aug 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Bad Photography

I need some BAD photographs (bad lighting conditions, etc.). [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 8, 2005 - 14 answers

Does megapixel matter for black and white photography?

If I'm planning on taking only simple black and white, or perhaps sepia, pictures, does the number of megapixels in a camera matter all that much? I'm not planning on being the next Ansel Adams, btw.
posted by icontemplate on Jan 27, 2005 - 19 answers

Are color calibration devices generally a worthwhile investment?

Are color calibration devices generally a worthwhile investment? I'm a photographer, and I'm tired of holding my breath every time I print. [+] [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Dec 23, 2004 - 13 answers

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