washed out color
This is a discussion on washed out color within the Post-Processing forums, part of the Photography Tips category; i recently had a photo of a rainbow blown up to 30x20 inches, taken on my 10.2 rebel. i was very disappointed to see that ...
i recently had a photo of a rainbow blown up to 30x20 inches, taken on my 10.2 rebel. i was very disappointed to see that the photo was very pale, very lacking in contrast and color - as compared to the 4x6 sample... i saved the image to disk and had it developed. the tech said he could mess with it a little, but im wondering if there's anything i could have done myself, prior to development. any thoughts on saturation/contrast boosting for oversized enlargements...?
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canon rebel xti / 18-55mm / 75-300mm telephoto
09-12-2010 05:54 PM
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I've never had the problem you describe. 30x20 is a huge enlargement from a 10 Mb 35mm and I would expect it to soft and noisy but not washed out. Of course I don't normally print larger than 13x19. Was the 4x6 sample printed at the same location as the 30x20? Can you post links to them?
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Also consider the source of the printing. Not all labs are created equally.
Originally Posted by DSRay
Originally Posted by Cygnus Studios
I'm pretty much out of my depth here- I have very little experience with digital labs. But if a tech told me he could "mess with it a little", I'd feel a bit queasy. I might be wrong, but I don't see how it's possible that he wouldn't be able to change contrast and saturation so that it comes out looking pretty much like the original file.