Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013 3:50AM
I know spot editing which alters the context of an image is not allowed for editorial, and rightly so, but is the editing out of "purple fringing" allowable by the technique of "painting over" the area with a colour brush, or on a colour layer? In a similar way to cloning out sensor spots I don't really see that it's altering what was in the subject, as the fringing is added by the equipment. Any definitive answer on this please? I seem to remember seeing yea and nay answers at one time or another. Thanks.
Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013 4:26AM
I'm sure one of the editorial inspectors or admins can provide a definitive answer, but as far as I know, you can't do any local edits or adjustments, except for removing sensor spots. I believe only global adjustments are acceptable. Actually LR 4.1 (and later versions) can do wonders with reducing CA and purple fringing without manually painting over areas, if you're not already using it.
Posted Fri Mar 8, 2013 4:36AM
Thanks Kelvin. I don't use LR, but I can get rid of most of the fringing OK in the converter I use. It's just one or two high contrast edges that would need a little work.
Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013 4:10AM
My 35mm f/1.4 is awesome for street photography and editorial but can also be a pig for CA and purple fringing when used wide open. High contrast areas can be a nightmare and several shots are only acceptable here in B&W, sadly.
Have you had your editorial file rejected for the fringing already? Just wondering if it may be worth a punt. Given that you can't do the kind of editing that you would to a creative file, I just thought the editorial inspectors may possibly give a little extra leeway on marginal technical issues. I'm sure they would get a bit of a break if the files had strong commercial appeal or rarity value.
Posted Sat Mar 9, 2013 7:35AM
Thanks again Kelvin. I don't know about rarity value, they're just street scenes from here in Cornwall "Off season". I've managed to get rid of most of the fringing in the RAW conversion. I haven't submitted them yet, but that's what I'm going to do, submit them and see what happens.