ghajdufi From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 169 posts, RR: 8 Posted (6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 424 times:
Here is the photo I have questions about: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...dy/n1351934325.2362dsc02818_sh.jpg
I am pretty sure it will get rejected for "grainy sky" "compression" etc.
Now the problem I have is that I have applied no compression and the original is not noisy at all. All the above problems are results of the editing I did. The photo was naturally taken through thick glass and contrast had to be significantly increased which made the pixels to "fall apart".
Is there any way to fix this issue?
Thanks in advance,
dlowwa From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 32 Reply 1, posted (6 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 422 times:
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Try converting the RAW file to a 16-bit .tif first, then do all of your editing. Once you've finished all of your editing, convert it to an 8-bit jpeg as a final step before uploading. I find this helps limit the banding/color gradation in the sky you can see in images such as yours.
ghajdufi From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 169 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (6 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 420 times:
Thanks Dana for the quick reply. This is exactly the way I edit my files, RAWs are edited slightly in Lightroom, thereafter in PS but the files I open directly from Lightroom, they aren't converted to jpeg at that stage. I do my editing with levels and curves in PS, resize, sharpen and as only a very last step I save them as jpegs (100). I guess there is just too much editing needed here and the file isn't holding enough data.