September 2, 2014 at 10:40 am #7285AnonymousInactive
After I had edited and exported some pictures I was looking through them and noticed that about half of the pictures have really bad grain which was not there before I edited them. Was this because I used to much or not enough of something while editing them? Or maybe because I exported it wrong?
September 2, 2014 at 10:55 am #7286AnonymousInactive
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Thanks for posting! Would you mind attaching an example image or two of the pictures that look grainy?
Also, did the pictures look grainy before you exported them? You mentioned they didn’t look bad before you edited them, but often the amount of edits you make will cause the picture to look grainy and thus the graininess could have nothing to do with exporting and everything to do with editing.
If half of the pictures look bad, then it’s probably in the editing (not the exporting) that the problem lies. On the pictures that look grainy, what is the ISO that you were using?
And then, how much did you brighten the images? Brightening images reveals grain a lot, especially in shadow areas. In Lightroom, grain is often revealed most when brightening the picture using the Shadows slider.September 3, 2014 at 10:46 am #7290
The only way we can possibly help you is if you can post an example or two, maybe a before and after.
Also, maybe a screen shot of the Develop Module where we could see the edits you made could help identify the problem. If you don’t know how to do that, just ask, I’ll be glad to help you out!September 4, 2014 at 12:11 am #7348September 4, 2014 at 12:13 am #7350
Do you still need a picture of before and after or is this ok?September 4, 2014 at 9:21 am #7365
Ok, that’s great! What I was wanting to see though, was what edits you had made. It might take more than one screenshot, but we have to see at least the “Basic” module and the “Detail” module.September 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm #7372James StaddonKeymaster
Yes, your screenshot turned out well. If you could now re-take it so that it shows the “Basic” panel on the right (and the “Detail” panel if you made changes to that too), that would be great!
Also, could you attach the final image that was exported? That way I could zoom in and see exactly what kind of grain we’re talking about.September 8, 2014 at 3:57 pm #7448September 8, 2014 at 4:28 pm #7451
Great, the screenshots are perfect! However, I don’t see the final image! You may have to try again on that.September 8, 2014 at 4:45 pm #7452
sorry about that, here it isSeptember 8, 2014 at 4:48 pm #7453
It still didn’t work! I’m guessing that the file size is too large. James has a file size limit of 2 MB. You could just post a 100% crop if you’d like, which should be significantly smaller file-size-wise.September 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm #7454
I am not sure I know how to do a 100% crop.September 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm #7455
Select the image that you want to crop in Lightroom, then hit the ‘I’ key on your keyboard. You should see an info overlay with the pixel dimensions on the last line. Now select the ‘Crop’ tool in Lightroom, and drag the corners in until you have cropped a large percentage of the picture out. You can see the dimensions when you let go of the corner of the crop rectangle, it will show the dimensions of the final crop. Make it around 1200 pixels wide, then hit ‘Enter’ to apply the crop. After that, just export the file and upload it!
Once you’re done with that, you can hit the ‘I’ key once or twice to hide the overlay if you don’t want it to show all the time.
See screenshots below:September 8, 2014 at 5:59 pm #7459September 8, 2014 at 6:04 pm #7464
Ok, that’s exactly what I was looking for!
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