Posted Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:44PM
Hi - a newby to everything here-still learning and will be for some time I guess. Getting rejections and trying to learn from these. Seems that my major problem is over processing, i.e noise reduction. I am beginning to think that this should be minimal. I am told that the purpose of our photos is that the purchaser should be able to post process to their taste, but surely they have jpegs and scope for their post processing is very limited.
Anyone experience this problem that I have with LR 4.1? Sometimes when developing it decides to almost switch of between steps-blank screen for 1 or 2 seconds between steps.
Thanks in advance
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:11AM
If you don't get an answer here you can try the software forum.
Minimal post-processing is the key. (Unless you want to go for Agency, which is where over-processing is key. But I might have that wrong.)
Regarding 'The client gets a JPEG', the common sense thing for the client to do is - save it as a TIFF, and carry on processing from there.
Posted Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:36AM
You can take your rejected images to the Critque forum and people will be able to help you better understand the problems you may be having with your rejections.
Buyers can only use the quality of the Jpegs you supply to them and when they process them if they process them they can decide how to process them that best suits their needs and output.
Saving Jpeg to Tiff will not make the quality of the image any better when processing the Jpeg but just allow them to revisit, keep layers, change an adjustment, not have to go back to the start if they have spent hours on the image. Tiff might be needed for certain software applications, i dont know. But i would say most would just open the Jpeg straight into Photoshop as all image formats automatically get converted to PSD format behind the scenes upon opening into PS Then save to PSD or Tiff as Whiteway suggests or other format as needed. I'm sure a few would love the 14bit Raw or 16bit PSD others may not! .
How smooth Lightroom performs will be based on your systems hardware, software, programs running, setup, resources etc...
Posted Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:34PM
Hi Whiteway. Thanks for your help. Just something I dont understand from your reply. I is what do you mean by "Agency" when you say the following: . (Unless you want to go for Agency, which is where over-processing is key. But I might have that wrong.)
Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:50PM
Agency Collection. Images that are selected for that collection tend to be lighter and brighter stocky stock where the Vetta Collection tend to be artistic, moodier and more dramatic. Both collections are Exclusive only. If you choose to become Exclusive, you can make selections from your existing portfolio to send to the V/A Inspectors plus nominate new files.
Okay, I cannot get a link to work for Vetta, you can find a link to it on the Photo, Illustration, and Video landing pages.
(Edited on 2012-10-27 12:54:48 by pink_cotton_candy)
Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:58AM
Just curious what OS you are using and how much RAM your system has?
Posted Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:35AM
Shoot always with low ISO. 100 for Canon and 200 for most Nikon Cameras. The LR details/noise reduction works fine with me. Check your images in 100 % or even 200 % (before and after view) after applying your changes. Short cut: shift-V. Apply noise reduction selectively especially to homogeneous areas, e. g. blue sky etc., using the brush tool. Ask for feedback in the critque request forum and learn from others by reading their rejection-posts regarding overexposure. I had to go through all that, too.
As GreenPimp assumes, your lightroom problem might come from low pc performance (speed, RAM, graphics board) and/or your lightroom settings. Check the Adobe website for that: http://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/optimize-performance-lightroom.html
(Edited on 2012-10-29 02:38:44 by wepix)