Well I recently started adding in the use of Photoshop to add Unsharp Mask to all my photos (or the ones I think need sharpening)
At first things were good, now it seems like I have a small small problem, it seems like when i then convert the files to JPG (Using identical settings) any of the ones i touched up with USM in photoshop end up a bit..darker...I'm not sure if its unacceptable or not
Heres 3 examples
Versus this one i did not apply USM to
Yes they're all a bit darker to begin with intentionally (I intentionally underexposed them, for the watch ones to replicate the product photography look in some magazines, for the kitty to make it feel "devious" or "evil")
Ok no im not being crazy, the JPGs are definately a lot darker on anything i touched in photoshop...I seem to remember have a similar problem whenever i wanted a more underexposed look...
Ah heres one as it looks in lightroom i got by taking a screenshot..
So what the heck is going on with my jpg export? Although that last one there doesnt look right either..
Experimenting, it seems its underexposing my exports by 1 stop...Weird...