Looks good in PhotoShop, but...

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Sheldon, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I imported a photo from my D70 (JPG) into Photoshop and played with it a bit
    until it looked pretty damn good. I then saved it in My Pictures folder in
    XP and looked at it there where it looked like crap. Actually, the original
    photo looks better in My Pictures, but not as good in PhotoShop.

    What's the story here?

    Sheldon, Jan 30, 2005
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  2. Color management. Your D70 pictures does not have the
    same color space as photoshop thinks your monitor has.
    Maybe photshop thinks your monitor is sRGB and that the
    D70 outputs Adobe RGB. Or ... it might be some other

    Roland Karlsson, Jan 30, 2005
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  3. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    Well, I was told to set the color on the camera to Adobe, so that might be
    it. However, all looked okay until I went to Adobe, made it look "better",
    and then went back to JPG. On my p and s camera the images look the same in
    Adobe as they do when I bring them up in any program.

    Sheldon, Jan 30, 2005
  4. Sheldon

    Frank ess Guest

    The anti-Midas touch?
    Frank ess, Jan 30, 2005
  5. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    It's the anti-something. I took the camera out of Adobe mode and back to
    default. We'll see what happens. I guess I'm still climbing "up" the
    learning curve. :)
    Sheldon, Jan 30, 2005
  6. Sheldon

    Mac Tabak Guest

    After saving the photo out of Ps in a different name, use internet explorer
    to see how it looks.
    Mac Tabak, Jan 31, 2005
  7. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    I took the camera out of Photoshop mode, and now the images look the same in
    the computer (My Pictures) as they do in Photoshop. Still working with
    jpegs at this time, and trying to figure how to use the unsharp mask.
    Sheldon, Jan 31, 2005
  8. Sheldon

    Steve Wolfe Guest

    I took the camera out of Photoshop mode, and now the images look the same
    If your camera was shooting in Adobe RGB color space, then image programs
    that aren't capable of using said color space will not display them
    correctly. You can, however, convert them to sRGB in Photoshop, which is
    what virtually all PC programs use as a default, so they should look better.

    Adobe RGB has a larger color gamut, so if you're willing to go through the
    conversion process, you're better off shooting in it than sRGB. RAW is, of
    course, better still, but there are tradeoffs in speed, size, and processing
    with that as well.

    Steve Wolfe, Feb 1, 2005
  9. Sheldon

    Sheldon Guest

    Thanks for the explanation. At least now I understand what happened. I've
    been playing a bit with Photoshop today (well, Photoshop LE), and found it's
    easy to overdo it with the unsharpening mask. I made a flower look
    terrible, but by not overdoing it, I managed to really sharpen up a
    portrait, and you can really see it when printed. Not sure she'll be happy
    about it (BG), but now I'm getting the photos I expected from the camera.
    And I haven't even started with RAW yet.

    Still have a lot of learning to do, but I'll get there.

    Thanks again.
    Sheldon, Feb 1, 2005
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