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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Help With Calibration


I am working on an image that I would like to print, but I don't think I have a calibrated monitor.

I did the imaging-resource test for monitor brightness and contrast, and it seems my monitor is a bit to bright. I also found that my monitor is a bit off when it comes to gamma. My hope is that I could get some help by someone with a calibrated monitor.

Does this image look off on your monitor?






Thanks for any help!
Julian

Edited on Sep 11, 2013 at 03:29 PM · View previous versions



Sep 08, 2013 at 09:43 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Help With Calibration


Julian,
I like this image. Nice play brown against blue and the textures, details of the spider against the weathered painted wood.
My monitor is profiled but I usually do some minor output inc in brightness when I print. And I tend to prefer images slightly dark. I did not tweak your image for print.
But what I did notice is that the image is under-exposed and could benefit from some adjustment to contrast, setting white point and some sharpening (at least for the low rez version on line)
Here is my rework and screenshot from LR to show you what I did.
Hope this helps.

Scott












Sep 09, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Help With Calibration


Thanks, Scott!

Looking at your rework, it looks very bright on my monitor; did your histogram say that this was a good exposure? As to you posting the editing procedure you did, unfortunately, I use the viewNX software, which doesn't have any bell or whistles. Thanks again for taking the time to help, I think I will base my editing off of the image you posted.

Julian



Sep 09, 2013 at 01:42 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Help With Calibration


Below is a screenshot of your version, showing the underexposure.
I also have posted a second quick rework (no sharpening, curves) with your original exposure and a reset white point. You may prefer it, since it didnt lighten the mid and higher tones as much.

Scott












Sep 09, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Help With Calibration


I think something in between the two would look good. I am looking at downloading GIMP 2.8 right now. Have you ever used it and, if you have, is it a good leap form what I am using now?

Julian



Sep 09, 2013 at 02:29 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Help With Calibration


Also, what did you use as the grey point? I tried to use it but it didn't work very well.

Julian



Sep 09, 2013 at 02:31 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Help With Calibration


I did some editing on the image while looking at your interpretation and like the result a lot. I might want some more contrast between the paint and the spider but am unsure.

What do you think?







Julian



Sep 09, 2013 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Help With Calibration


Maybe some tweaks to mid-tone contrast, color adjustments and some sharpening?







Sep 09, 2013 at 07:25 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Help With Calibration


That looks great! I'm not sure about the cropping though because I will be printing this and want to keep the cropping to a minimum.

Julian



Sep 09, 2013 at 04:18 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Help With Calibration


Used a contrast mask technique (Luma Invert Overlay) for this result.








Sep 12, 2013 at 08:50 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Help With Calibration


The crop was a possibility to increase the emphasis on the spider. The mid-tone bump was applying the unsharp mask at 16, 60, 0. The color adjustment was adding a curves layer and shopping around the gray wood with the grey dropper.


Sep 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM





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