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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Gallery Use - please read Reply with quote

This forum is for slide film images ONLY.

The images must not be digitally altered beyond what is considered normal editing (such as exposure, levels, saturation, sharpness, minimal aesthetic retouch).

Slide images that have been heavily processed digitally (such as, for instance, digital conversions to B&W) must go into the "Digital Gallery"

You can post your slide film images made with autofocus lenses by using the tag " [AF] " at the beginning of the subject title.

Artistic nudity is accepted in this gallery. The threads that contain artistic nudity images must have the [NUDITY] tag in their subject line.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you would like to get critics please mark your post with [C&C] in title, this means comments and critics are welcome. We have a polite member group here and we rare say critics on pictures, but many times this is a great thing to improve our knowledge. Certainly a polite form is required if possible to avoid conflicts.

Best form for title is next :

lens type - camera - film type - C&C or AF if any of last ones are applicable.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have noticed lately that a lot of pictures are posted with some basic visibility problem, mostly due to incorrect monitor calibration on the part of the poster.
This affects the experience, and it's in the interest of everyone, but mostly of the author of the photos,
that the pictures are edited on calibrated monitors, so that all viewers can have the same good viewing experience.

Therefore, I strongly encourage the members who want to post images in the galleries, to make sure first that their monitor is calibrated for gamma (grayscale).-
This will not help with the colours, but at least it will make so that the viewer will see your photos without clipped highlights or shadows.

What you have to do is simply to adjust the brightness and contrast of your monitor in accordance with this test image:



Note that all sections of the above photograph must be distinguishable from the neighbouring ones.
In order to publish photos in the galleries, it is strongly recommended that you calibrate your monitor according to a correct representation of the above table.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Once you have done this basic calibration, if you are the exacting kind you might also want to try to match this table,
which is more difficult and will probably challenge seriously all consumer monitors:



The last two rows of the above image are very demanding and probably your consumer monitor will have some trouble separating the bars in both extremes,
but it's useful to have this table because it lets you check your improvements in calibration with more accuracy than the first table.


PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting Orio. I am using a consumer DELL LCD E171 and Huey Pro for calibration. Its seems to be spot on based on your grey scale bar, even the most demanding bars are distinguishable. Smile