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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    This version is slightly worse. It does seem atmospheric conditions are affecting the quality.
    Do you think this shot is any better?

    I know this next one (Alaska 737) is not a pre-screen, but wanted to get some thoughts. It got rejected for too much/too little contrast and for being backlit. The sun is shining from the nose-side of the plane so I didn't think it would be backlit, but I'm guessing that the shadow cast on the APU/tail area is what makes this a backlist candidate? Also, this shot has no post-processing except for sharpening/noise reduction. In your opinion, is there too much or too little contrast? Lastly, is it worth fixing or is the backlit rejection unfixable here?
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post

    For the B744 shot, do you think it's fixable with post-processing (like the latest attached)? Or is this pretty useless due to the haze in the sky?
    This version is slightly worse. It does seem atmospheric conditions are affecting the quality.

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. contrast
    2. soft/blurry, contrast
    For the B744 shot, do you think it's fixable with post-processing (like the latest attached)? Or is this pretty useless due to the haze in the sky?
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    Can I please get a pre-screen on this B744 and B76F image?
    1. contrast
    2. soft/blurry, contrast

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  • raceface29
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    Can I please get a pre-screen on this B744 and B76F image?

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post

    Very strange. I can't figure out what made the initial photo compressed. Oh well, I'm double-checking file sizes now.

    Can I get a pre-screen on the attached photo?
    Image is backlit.

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Nope, this one looks fine.
    Very strange. I can't figure out what made the initial photo compressed. Oh well, I'm double-checking file sizes now.

    Can I get a pre-screen on the attached photo?
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    What do you think of the CRJ pic? Is it still looking compressed?
    Nope, this one looks fine.

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Can't see anything that seems like an obvious area of concern.



    Yes, but those were in the ~1280pix resolution, yes?
    Yes, that's true. I tried to do the same with the attached photo and get it to 1280pix.

    The VS A35K shot is 1280pix and was approved v. the latest of the AA CRJ. Both should be at 1280pix. What do you think of the CRJ pic? Is it still looking compressed?
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post

    I take the raw file from my CF card (.cr2 file) and import it to Adobe Lightroom. From there, I do my post-processing (cropping, sharpening, dust spot visualization/elimination).
    Can't see anything that seems like an obvious area of concern.

    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    I went back through my previously approved uploads and they are also ~400k file size.
    Yes, but those were in the ~1280pix resolution, yes?

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    No, also heavily compressed. This image is 2100pix but only 400k. I would expect it to be 2-3 times that size.



    No.



    Too small to read the details easily, but it does seem the quality is set to 100%, so the problem must be occurring earlier. Are you importing directly from the raw file, or are you opening jpegs from your camera?
    I take the raw file from my CF card (.cr2 file) and import it to Adobe Lightroom. From there, I do my post-processing (cropping, sharpening, dust spot visualization/elimination). I went back through my previously approved uploads and they are also ~400k file size.

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    Is this latest version any better?
    No, also heavily compressed. This image is 2100pix but only 400k. I would expect it to be 2-3 times that size.

    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    Is it possible that the upload to the forum is impacting the compression at all?
    No.

    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post
    I also wanted to include a snip of what I see when I go to save/export my image. I use Adobe Lightroom (as I have for all of my other uploads) and have only ever used the settings you see here. You've given me feedback that the images appear compressed on previous pre-screen requests, and I've always assumed that to be the appearance where the background appears to be closer to my subject and larger in comparison than it actually is. But, it appears that I've misunderstood and it is actually more simple and just related to the file of my image itself. Is it just a "saving" of the image issue or could the compression be a result of something else?
    Too small to read the details easily, but it does seem the quality is set to 100%, so the problem must be occurring earlier. Are you importing directly from the raw file, or are you opening jpegs from your camera?

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Don't apply too much compression to your images when saving them.
    Is this latest version any better? Is it possible that the upload to the forum is impacting the compression at all?

    I also wanted to include a snip of what I see when I go to save/export my image. I use Adobe Lightroom (as I have for all of my other uploads) and have only ever used the settings you see here. You've given me feedback that the images appear compressed on previous pre-screen requests, and I've always assumed that to be the appearance where the background appears to be closer to my subject and larger in comparison than it actually is. But, it appears that I've misunderstood and it is actually more simple and just related to the file of my image itself. Is it just a "saving" of the image issue or could the compression be a result of something else?
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by raceface29 View Post

    I assume the compression/oversharpened one is tied to the CRJ shot? If so, any tips on how I can improve my technique to get rid of the compression coming through in my shots?
    Don't apply too much compression to your images when saving them.

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  • raceface29
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. compression, oversharpened
    2. backlit
    I assume the compression/oversharpened one is tied to the CRJ shot? If so, any tips on how I can improve my technique to get rid of the compression coming through in my shots?

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