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AuthorSubject: ACR trials and tribs: Velvia look in didge   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Regis Lefebure
Posted on Wed Jul 9, 2003 10:42 PM

I've been trying to apply the super-saturated, color-rich look of velvia to my digital images using Camera Raw.

Lately I've taken to whacking ACR's sliders around: exposure down to around -.75, hitting the black point as normal, then cranking brightness and contrast somewhere around 75 to 99 (okay, 100, occasionally). Saturation 10 to 20.

Am I nutz? I notice the 1Ds files, when shot at 400 ASA, get pretty durned pixelated, pretty noisy. I can see the individual dots of color - am I being hyper-critical here?

13x19 prints (imageprint RIP) look really cool when viewed from a distance of three feet or more, but if you are nearsighted like me, dont take off the glasses and look too close. Some areas take on a flat, posterized look, due to increased contrast, I reckon.

My question - for the ACR experts - is, what am I doing to the pixels, to the image quality, by skewing the exposure/brightness/contrast? Is there harm being inflicted here? How would such a file convey to the printed magazine page? Obviously I am falling below the white point, sometimes by a pretty good margin.

Do I need to give C1 a try, in order to keep the noise down? I don't much like the smoothed look I've seen in other's files processed in C1.

I am thinking of dusting off my light box and a 1V, loading it with RVP, and shooting side-by-side with the 1Ds. throw a slide on the lightbox and try to match a didge file shot at ASA100 to it, via ACR. Always been a seat of the pants, shade-tree mechanic kinda guy. maybe it'll work, maybe it won't.

Any thoughts, oh Mighty Masters? TIA...


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