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Is this too much processing before printing?

walkerr

Colorado Springs, US
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"RE: Is this too much processing before printing?"

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Sun 04-Nov-12 09:00 PM

Definitely too much! If you're using LR4, keep in mind that the clarity slider has about double the strength it had before in LR3. A setting of 45 is what 90 used to be, and that's a lot for scenes like this. 20-25 is probably the most I would use for this shot. Stay away from the saturation slider and use vibrance instead; you'll be much less likely to push colors into the clipping range. Finally, use LR4's new softproofing feature to both see what an image will roughly look like when printed (assuming you have printer profiles installed) as well as creating a separate proof copy to which you can do mild edits to overcome a slight loss in contrast or color saturation. Again, that last item is best fixed with vibrance. Keep the saturation slider for graphic images rather than landscapes.

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