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Gallery Use - please read
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:10 pm    Post subject: Gallery Use - please read Reply with quote

This forum is for digital images taken with autol focus lenses ONLY.

Our definition of digital images includes both the images taken with digital cameras, and the film images that have been heavily post processed with digital software.

Some examples of heavy digital processing to film images are: B&W digital conversion from colour negative or slide, HDRI image editing, image stitching, photo collages, digital colourization of B&W film, and any kind of digital editing or painting that significantly alters the aspect of the original film image.

Digital images taken with manual focus lenses must be published in their dedicated digital gallery section.

Please note that threads of manual focus lens images that include also autofocus lens images for comparison or example purposes, are considered in topic for manual focus and can be posted in the Digital Gallery MF section.

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 8:22 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 if applicable.

PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:53 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.