March 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm #61198March 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm #61200
Maybe this shouldn’t be in the photo critique section…March 20, 2021 at 3:14 pm #61203
Do you mean that the photo should be completely normal, but all the black is being added in when you export? That is indeed weird… :/
Check your export settings. Anything being added somehow secretly in the settings? How do you add your watermark to the photos? Maybe it’s related to that…March 20, 2021 at 6:59 pm #61204
Okay, the black was there already, but what I’m referring to is the different layers of color and lightness on the edges of the black.
You have to look pretty close, but it’s still different than it should be. It’s like a rough gradient.
I guess it could be my screen.March 20, 2021 at 7:06 pm #61205Frazer FamilyParticipant
Can you post a screenshot of what it looks like in the Develop module in Lightroom? That might help us see the difference between the two.
-WilliamMarch 20, 2021 at 7:27 pm #61206March 20, 2021 at 8:06 pm #61212Frazer FamilyParticipant
Other than that the watermarked image has a bit more jpeg compression, I can’t say I see any difference between the two.
Sorry for being rather un-helpful!
Having said that, a thought just struck me.
what I’m referring to is the different layers of color and lightness on the edges of the black. [emphasis mine]
What quality setting did you export at? What if you export as jpeg using a higher value? Does that help?
Sort of shooting in the dark here (pun intended),
WilliamMarch 20, 2021 at 10:11 pm #61213
Okay, figured it out. I was exporting it for my website portfolio, so I didn’t want a large file size.
When I upgraded it to 100% quality JPEG it helped a little but not enough. It turned out great after I changed the settings from “Adobe 1998” color profile to “sRGB.”
Thanks for the help.
Don’t know if anyone else can see the difference… My perfectionistic side. 🙂March 22, 2021 at 1:38 pm #61221Lydia BennettParticipant
Glad you figured it out! Now that I know what I’m looking for, I can definitely see the difference.
But, now you’ve got me curious, what were you shooting through in the first place, that got all the black in the photo?March 23, 2021 at 4:29 pm #61261
What I’m curious about is why the color space was set to Adobe1998 instead of sRGB. 🙂 I can definitely see a difference on my laptop. From a mobile device I couldn’t really tell.
I definitely don’t recommend 100% JPG compression if the photos are intended to go on online. 80% is more than enough.March 23, 2021 at 5:25 pm #61262
@bennett-family, I was shooting through my sisters’ coat. 🙂 I felt the church door needed some framing.
BTW, Harrisburg is a great place for photography if you ever get a chance!March 23, 2021 at 5:29 pm #61263
I’m not sure @buddingphotographer, but that’s the one out of four JPEG options that was selected automatically.March 23, 2021 at 5:41 pm #61264
I’m about halfway done with adding new photos to my portfolio and updating an old watermarks.
I had been exporting at 50% quality previously, but I’d be curious to know what the image loading time is for you guys when you view my portfolio. Here’s the link if you wish: ernestlloyd.orgMarch 23, 2021 at 7:07 pm #61265
I had been exporting at 50% quality previously, but I’d be curious to know what the image loading time is for you guys when you view my portfolio. Here’s the link if you wish: ernestlloyd.org
It loads very fast for me. Your website software is automatically resizing and compressing the photos for optimized delivery (which is a good thing!) I notice that there are still a few PNG files with the old logo in your animal portfolio. You’ll definitely want to replace those with JPGs for better performance, as they tend to be 2x-3x larger than their JPG equivalents.
I love your animal shots, by the way!
Yeah, if you’re exporting for the web, or for any kind of general screen usage you always want to select sRGB for the color space.March 26, 2021 at 5:56 pm #61372Lydia BennettParticipant
You sister’s coat!? Ah, wow I couldn’t figure out for the life of me what it was. Very interesting. Not sure I would’ve chosen to have the framing to come across quite so strongly, but it’s certainly a creative idea.
Never been to Harrisburg. I’ll have to keep that in mind if I’m ever travelling through 🙂
Your portfolio is very impressive. Good, quality work! It’s looking really great.
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