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Sep 02, 2013 21:01 |  #1

Hi guys, I am really confused and was wondering if you guys can help me.

Recently I have put my laptops brightness up quite high and by doing that I think it is affecting my PP.

When I transfer images after PP from laptop to my phone I notice a lot of them are under exposed.

Can you please advise me if this is correct? How do you guys view these images on your laptop/desktop?

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Sep 02, 2013 21:06 |  #2

They both look fine to me. Are the histograms indicating proper exposure?



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Sep 02, 2013 21:13 |  #3

mannetti21 wrote in post #16262705 (external link)
They both look fine to me. Are the histograms indicating proper exposure?

Hi thank you.

Yes but I don't understand why the images are under exposed on my iphone :/


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Sep 02, 2013 21:18 |  #4

Salma wrote in post #16262719 (external link)
Hi thank you.

Yes but I don't understand why the images are under exposed on my iphone :/

They look fine on my screen. Check your iphone screen brightness. :)


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Sep 02, 2013 21:19 |  #5

awesomeshots wrote in post #16262734 (external link)
Check your iphone screen brightness. :)

Omg, it was at it's lowest. Such a waste of thread :cry:


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Sep 02, 2013 21:21 |  #6

Thanks awesomeshots, I can't believe how silly I am, normally my iphone brightness is auto and right now it's at it's dimmest. Weird :/


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Sep 02, 2013 21:21 |  #7

Salma wrote in post #16262737 (external link)
Omg, it was at it's lowest. Such a waste of thread :cry:

Lol. :lol:


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Sep 02, 2013 21:22 |  #8

Salma wrote in post #16262737 (external link)
Omg, it was at it's lowest. Such a waste of thread :cry:

Not completely ;)...... if you DO set the brightness of your laptop way up, it WILL affect the post processing of your images. You will think they are too bright, reduce the exposure and/or brightness, and they will look underexposed, especially if you print them.


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Sep 02, 2013 21:24 |  #9

sapearl wrote in post #16262744 (external link)
Not completely ;)...... if you DO set the brightness of your laptop way up, it WILL affect the post processing of your images. You will think they are too bright, reduce the exposure and/or brightness, and they will look underexposed, especially if you print them.

Thank you for that. I'm setting my brightness to average on my laptop and going to the opticians. :o


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Sep 02, 2013 21:25 |  #10

First one appears slightly overexposed, if anything; the second one looks pretty dead on here.


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Sep 02, 2013 21:27 |  #11

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Thank you for that. I'm setting my brightness to average on my laptop and going to the opticians. :o

Heheheehe....you are probably too young to need an optician. Images and colors often look more "attractive" on bright screens, especially in the computer and TV showrooms, so it's very tempting to crank up the brightness.

Since I do wedding work and a lot prints for competition, one of my best investments a while back was a screen calibrator.


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Sep 02, 2013 21:28 |  #12

Snydremark wrote in post #16262755 (external link)
First one appears slightly overexposed, if anything; the second one looks pretty dead on here.

Well, everyone else has said they're ok, let's see who else thinks the same as you, then maybe I can work on them.

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Sep 02, 2013 21:30 |  #13

sapearl wrote in post #16262758 (external link)
Heheheehe....you are probably too young to need an optician. Images and colors often look more "attractive" on bright screens, especially in the computer and TV showrooms, so it's very tempting to crank up the brightness.

Since I do wedding work and a lot prints for competition, one of my best investments a while back was a screen calibrator.

Oh I do. That's why I adjusted the brightness, I was squinting a lot. The annoying part about this whole thing is that i've never had this issue until now.

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Sep 02, 2013 21:37 |  #14

I used this website http://www.lagom.nl/lc​d-test/ (external link) to "calibrate" my laptop screen. It isn't perfect but the brightness and contrast adjustments have made a huge difference in my post-processing. One thing you need to be careful with is your laptops mobility/power settings. I had to change the settings so that the laptop didn't automatically dim the screen based on battery level and/or if the power supply was plugged in.

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Sep 02, 2013 21:49 |  #15

mannetti21 wrote in post #16262787 (external link)
I used this website http://www.lagom.nl/lc​d-test/ (external link) to "calibrate" my laptop screen. It isn't perfect but the brightness and contrast adjustments have made a huge difference in my post-processing. One thing you need to be careful with is your laptops mobility/power settings. I had to change the settings so that the laptop didn't automatically dim the screen based on battery level and/or if the power supply was plugged in.

By the way, GREAT shots on your Flickr!

Ah awesome thanks will check that website now. Yes, I definitely need to look at my laptop brightness settings and maybe also understand my iphones.

Aww thanking you, are they ok? Not over exposed are they? Lol!


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