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Problems editing Reds!!!
« on: April 24, 2013, 11:36:01 PM »
I seem to have problems editing Images with the color Red. Anything read like a Male Cardinal or a Red Tulip. They always seem to glow and I can never get them to look the right color. I always shoot RAW and still am not happy with the way they look. I just shot 30 images of a Red and Yellow Tulip and cannot get the color right. If anyone is interested in a challenge and wants to give it a try I will send you the Raw image to give it a try. I use LR4 for all my editing.

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Re: Problems editing Reds!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 11:51:37 PM »
There is a bag of worms if ever I heard one Frank.
Colour is the most difficult perception to tie down and it is a perception as there is no guarantee that each of us sees the same live, let alone after it has been stuffed into a gamut.

Questions to elucidate the problem first
When you say that the reds glow- do you mean on your screen or when you print them?
Do you print your own or have them printed outside.
What colour gamut are you using in camera?
Have you calibrated your monitor?
Have you read all the colour gamut stuff in Cambridgeiicolor, luminous landscape etc ?
I will PM you my e-mail but max to go through the gateway is 8 meg- you may have to crop the Raw image in LR to get an 8 Meg portion- do not do any other conversion...john
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Re: Problems editing Reds!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 12:07:22 AM »
Yes on my screen. I don't print my own images I have a friend who runs a printing company who prints them for me. I never color corrected my monitor. I use my laptop for all my editing. I don't have a problem with other colors. I know it is not possible to get the exact color. I don't even know if I am describing the problem correctly. I don't know how to crop the RAW file but will do a search and send it over.

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Re: Problems editing Reds!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2013, 07:27:37 PM »
Frank

I too find red too red and even yellow bit overboard with even details getting washed out. Try reducing the Red and it's cousins in the individual Saturation sliders. Try the Luminance sliders too. Same treatment for yellow too.

Still, if too much I slide down the Red of Camera Calibration Panel at the bottom end of the LR4 Develop menus it corrects Red very well. Red and Green should treat the yellows in this panel.
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