A&P Odd Issues with Color pre/post photoshop

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  1. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova OT Supporter

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    So I was just joking around with a bad picture I shot trying to figure out what I can do with photoshop.

    So I added a fake sky (very fake, no need to comment on this) and corrected a little of the point of view from the angle I shot the picture (lack of tilt shift lens).


    But then after saving I realized something, the colors on the one I photoshopped after saving are completely different, and much better.

    Look at the building.

    But I didn't do anything to the images color and it was originally just a JPG.

    Both shot in and saved were sRGB so what gives?

    Before
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    After
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    Are there settings I can change in my camera to make it save more like this?
     
  2. Heinzanova

    Heinzanova OT Supporter

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    no one eh?
     
  3. Tensai81

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    I bet you'll find if you put them next to eachother, they're the same colors. The blue sky is fooling your eyes :coolugh:
     
  4. Venthor

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    the fake sky is ruining it

    edit: sorry, didnt read your description
     
  5. Mutombo

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    Are you sure you aren't comparing the brightly lit bottom portion of the building in the top (unphotoshopped) picture to the dim upper portion of the building in the bottom (photoshopped) picture?

    The colors of the building seem the same to me :dunno:
     
  6. Heinzanova

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    Nah I had them side by side on a screen at work yesterday and myself and coworkers noticed colors looked different, although on my home display it isn't nearly as noticable (fucking mac LED Display)
     
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    This is caused by the metering, the camera is probably set to matrix metering and will expose based on the whole scene that it sees. You can try using spot metering if your camera allows. It's going to be a hard shot to get a perfect exposure due to the lighting.
     

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