A&P Contrast opinion

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  1. ///Mik3

    ///Mik3 New Member

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    I'm working on processing/retouching some images from my last shoot. I'm toying w/ the contrast and for some reason i pushed the contrast a little further than i normally would and kinda liked it, but i dunno, i'm afraid maybe it's too much. So i was wondering what others might think. Which do you prefer?

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    A little bit down from the high - just bring back a little bit of definition back into the darkest parts of her hair.
     
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    the hair looks great w/ the high, but you're fucking w/ her eyes on that one. So... the lower if those are the choices.
     
  5. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    is it sad that i can barely tell the difference?

    on a side note. any win 7 users use the built in color calibrator, and if so, any good?
     
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    Lower out of those two.
     
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    Woah woah woah details?
     
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    Never mind, found it. I think XP had this too...
     
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    Lower + more fill light.
     
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    Id say lower contrast but may a little more saturation.
     
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    higher contrast with a soft brush layer mask around the face concealing about 80%.

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    the hair looks better in low contrast
     
  14. ///Mik3

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    alrighty, lower it is. Thanks guys :)
     
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    negative ghostrider. New feature for win 7. vista didn't even have it.
     
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    I just gave it a shot to test it out. I haven't used a monitor calibration tool in the past but it seems pretty shitty.

    When trying to calibrate my monitor's brightness it asks me to turn the slider down until I can barely notice the varying black levels in the image it displays, but even at 0 the separation is still noticeable.
     
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    i like really contrasty images :hs:; i'd go with the higher, pulled back a little.
     
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    hmm... i think i'm going to give it a shot. I've never once calibrated my monitor, and it would probably do me some good.
     
  19. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    so... the commercial calibrators have some kind of tool that essentially does all the visual work for you right? cause g'damn if that built in one makes it look dark as fuck compared to what i'm used to...
     
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    i use a spyder 2 pro

    basically the colorimeter goes through the process automatically and creates a color profile for your monitor.

    spyder2 pro can control/calibrate gamma and stuff, too.
     
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    Hehe yeah your not gonna calibrate a monitor using a software program and your own eyes unless you know exactly what your doing. I do it for a living and can tell you that the settings that the instructions on the win 7 and other software calibrators want you to use are no where near correct.

    The best bet is a Spyder or other hardware that attaches to your monitor.
    I can do it visually, but I know exactly what I'm doing and even then I'm not as good as a Spyder.
     
  22. ///Mik3

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    I use an Eye One Display 2 for my calibration. Works quite well and simple to use.

    and yes, using software such as Adobe Gamma, and whatever win7 has built in is total crap compared to using hardware to calibrate and profile. As mentioned, you have to really know what you're looking for to do it visually, and even then it'll never be nearly as accurate as using a calibrator.
     

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