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6th May 2012, 05:25 PM
6th May 2012, 06:24 PM
That was going to be my comment .... until I saw that you had made it yourself!
Originally Posted by Bobobird
6th May 2012, 06:29 PM
I like #1, I like the detail and water; not too mushy.
6th May 2012, 07:33 PM
For me, it is definitely #2. The most natural, although I wonder if it might take a slight increase in highlights to produce a little extra contrast.
Or a slight touch of Local Contrast Enhancement might be worth a try.
Either way, just a little; don't overdo it.
7th May 2012, 03:39 AM
Thanks Donald, Steve, Geoff.
Yes LCE might be worth a try. I don't know if it is PIcasa but recently have found that uploaded images seem slight "washed-out" but look just fine on the monitor. Have had to increase contrast beyond what I normally would do to counter that. Sometimes I forget of course.
7th May 2012, 07:38 PM
There are a number of things which can cause slight reduction of quality in uploaded images.
Using a colour profile other than sRGB or failure to resharpen after a substantial image downsize are a couple of the commonest causes.
Uploading with too large a file size so the photo gets automatically resized by the host site is another.
But some shots just seem to appear somewhat pale and soft when uploaded; particularly if they were a little low in contrast to start with.
8th May 2012, 01:07 AM
Thanks Geoff, could be either the 2nd or 3rd cause. Will try to resize/shapen next time something is uploaded.