szucsbela From United States of America, joined Feb 2011, 26 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
Can anyonen offer any details on how the screeners look at the pictures? Meaning what program they use to view it for example? This brings me to second question, what kind of settings do I need to have on my PC, so that I can see the same things they can. I hope this makes sense. I have Windows 7, I have a cheap program Corel Photoshop. Planning on buying PS. Recommendation for any program would be nice too. Thanks for replies.
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 530 posts, RR: 18 Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2195 times:
Quoting SirThomas (Reply 3): do the screeners all use the same, set colour profiles, or are they bound to what they see in the browser?
It works the other way round - the colour profile is contained in the image. I believe screeners use calibrated monitors so that if there is a colour profile embedded in the image, the profile will be correctly mapped to the characteristics of the screener's monitor.
Ideally, if the photographer uses a calibrated monitor and the embeds a profile in the image, the screener should see the same colours on his/her calibrated monitor.
Of course not all web browsers support colour profiles, but the default rendering is more or less sRGB.
ZakHH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
Quoting clickhappy (Reply 1): Bela - the screening team uses Internet Explorer to view pictures that are uploaded. Some of us were using Firefox, but the most recent versions of FF no longer work with the screening interface.
Are the screening tools (equalization, magnification, ruler, color sampler etc.) part of the screening interface? Or do you, when in doubt, load the picture to an external program (e.g. Photoshop) and check things there?