Evaluating images


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Evaluating images

One of the first steps in optimizing an image in my view, is to not even optimize the image at all. To not try to change the appearance of the image, but rather to evaluate the image and see whether or not its worth working with. And to get a sense of which types of adjustments you might want to apply. Let's take a look at this image for example. One of the things I'll do early on with many images. Is evaluate the histogram, we have a large number of bright pixels that's obviously the sky here. Now since this is a foggy day and we have some diffuse lighting, that might not be a problem but its something I'll want to pay attention to. And I also can see that the darkest values in the image don't go all the way down to black.

So that's something that I might want to keep in mind, possibly darkening up those dark values. I also like to evaluate the capture settings. In this case I can see that the image was captured with an ISO setting of 400. Which fo...

Evaluating images
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Evaluating images provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Tim Grey as part of the Lightroom 4 Image Optimization Workshop

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