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  • #76
    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Contrast still a bit harsh (though acceptable for me), and editing halos now visible on some of them. Not going to comment on these any more.
    Thanks! I'm having a hard time spotting halos without using the "check for dust" feature on JetPhotos which requires uploading and then removing the image, so I wanna ask if you know a way to get a similar effect in Photoshop or Lightroom. I read some of your old posts and you said that the shadow slider should not be used because of halos but what about the Highlights slider? I'm just using exposure, contrast, whites, blacks and the tone curve.

    What is the best way to determine when there is enough contrast and when there is not?

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    • #77
      Originally posted by AaroS View Post

      Thanks! I'm having a hard time spotting halos without using the "check for dust" feature on JetPhotos which requires uploading and then removing the image, so I wanna ask if you know a way to get a similar effect in Photoshop or Lightroom. I read some of your old posts and you said that the shadow slider should not be used because of halos but what about the Highlights slider? I'm just using exposure, contrast, whites, blacks and the tone curve.

      What is the best way to determine when there is enough contrast and when there is not?
      for your first question you'll have to wait for a screener or someone with a great explanation to answer that, But I can tell you a great way to determine when theres enough contrast within you photo is to look at the histogram. In fact heres a whole forums dedicated to contrast

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      • #78
        Originally posted by AaroS View Post
        Thanks! I'm having a hard time spotting halos without using the "check for dust" feature on JetPhotos which requires uploading and then removing the image, so I wanna ask if you know a way to get a similar effect in Photoshop or Lightroom.
        With experience they can be noticed just by looking at an image normally, but if that doesn't work, the equalize function in PS should provide a similar effect.

        Originally posted by AaroS View Post
        I read some of your old posts and you said that the shadow slider should not be used because of halos but what about the Highlights slider?
        Correct.

        Originally posted by AaroS View Post
        What is the best way to determine when there is enough contrast and when there is not?
        Mostly an aesthetic thing, but for there being too much, if the overall exposure is ok, but there is no detail whatsoever in the dark/shadow areas, then likely the contrast is too strong

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        • #79
          Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

          With experience they can be noticed just by looking at an image normally, but if that doesn't work, the equalize function in PS should provide a similar effect.



          Correct.



          Mostly an aesthetic thing, but for there being too much, if the overall exposure is ok, but there is no detail whatsoever in the dark/shadow areas, then likely the contrast is too strong
          Thanks a lot! You just saved me a lot of time. I will never again touch the shadows slider but what about the "highlights" slider?

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          • #80
            Originally posted by RobertMahar15 View Post

            for your first question you'll have to wait for a screener or someone with a great explanation to answer that, But I can tell you a great way to determine when theres enough contrast within you photo is to look at the histogram. In fact heres a whole forums dedicated to contrast
            Thanks for linking that!

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            • #81
              Originally posted by AaroS View Post

              Thanks a lot! You just saved me a lot of time. I will never again touch the shadows slider but what about the "highlights" slider?
              Even worse than the shadows slider.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

                Even worse than the shadows slider.
                Thanks!

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

                  That actually doesn't sound too bad. Just has the look of an image that's been cropped pretty heavily (loss of fine details/compression smearing), but maybe it's just the edit.



                  Tricky.. it will need some brightening overall, without blowing out the highlights of course. Would help to lift the shadows as well a bit, again without inducing any halos, etc.
                  Is this better?
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                  • #84
                    Originally posted by AaroS View Post
                    Is this better?
                    Would be ok for me, but couldn't promise for others.

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                    • #85
                      Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

                      Would be ok for me, but couldn't promise for others.
                      Thanks for the help!

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                      • #86
                        What about this image? Is the contrast acceptable? Thanks in advance!
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                        • #87
                          Originally posted by AaroS View Post
                          What about this image? Is the contrast acceptable?
                          Should be.

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                          • #88
                            Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

                            Should be.
                            Thanks!

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                            • #89
                              Could you pre-screen these? I'm unsure about the light/contrast, it's the first time I tried taking photos at sunset. Thanks!
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                              • #90
                                Originally posted by AaroS View Post
                                Could you pre-screen these? I'm unsure about the light/contrast, it's the first time I tried taking photos at sunset.
                                1. borderline blurry/oversharpened
                                2. dirty

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