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Someone with a calibrated monitor...help!

 
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May 30, 2009 08:03 |  #1

Hi,

I went to Jessops today to print off some pictures for my new portfolio, and the majority came back perfectly acceptable - especially so for about 33p per print!

One photo, however, came out with almost blown highlights that aren't visible on any of my monitors (laptop, desktop LCD thingy, and iMac). I've posted it here, so someone with a calibrated monitor might be able to tell me how it looks.

Is it overly light in the highlights on her skin? The other shots from the set came out fine, but that was admittedly from another shop's printer.

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May 30, 2009 11:10 |  #2

Recently calibrated, and this is lovely. Nothing glaring nor over lit to me.


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May 30, 2009 11:12 |  #3

All of them look good here. If any has bright highlights it would be the left middle one.




  
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May 30, 2009 11:14 |  #4

Thanks for the confirmation. Tis strange as everything else, although mainly landscapes but a couple of similar ones, came out nicely.

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May 30, 2009 11:55 |  #5

I think "almost blown" is sort of exactly what you want in many situations.

You want them to be bright, but not lacking detail, right?

anyway, the pics look great to me at this size as well. I'd need to see a larger version of the brightest part of the frame to tell for positive...

i always make sure to tell the store NOT to apply any "fixes" or corrections on photos, especially one like this... there is much of the photo in shadows.

if they treated this like a regular amature point and click, they would have amped up the brightness and contrast on the whole print in order to brighten all the black areas for the best image.

Obviously, this is shot with controlled light, and is meant to be the way it is will a very wide dynamic range.

Have them print it again, but make sure to tell them to kill the auto corrections their machines may try to do.

Nice shot.


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May 30, 2009 20:34 |  #6

All good here. Very good exposure on my monitor




  
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May 31, 2009 02:50 |  #7

Thanks. I'll have to ask at Jessops whether they alter the photos at all next time I print stuff. Probably tomorrow. Thanks for the info

Tom


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May 31, 2009 03:17 as a reply to  @ TomMessenger:Photo's post |  #8

All good here excellent set of shots.


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May 31, 2009 03:31 as a reply to  @ TTk's post |  #9

Same here as above.


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May 31, 2009 03:41 |  #10

same here.
Looks great.


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May 31, 2009 06:44 |  #11

Looks good on both of my calibrated monitors... Not even close to blown.

PS I really like the photo on the right. Thats awesome.


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