Please help… I have been using my D2X since it came on the market and I am the original owner of this camera.
The camera has been with me for many photo shoots and weddings, and this past month, I shot the students portraits of my son’s school. There were 300 students and each had 3 different poses.
Everything was on track in terms of post processing, ordering, etc, etc. Today, the files were ready to go to print, and disaster came…
There is a faint single line horizontal banding running across about 1/3 from the bottom in portrait position, at first, I was sure that the printer in the shop made a mistake, but then I thought I better go and check the original files, when I looked at the original files in photoshop at actual pixels, everything is fine, there is not a single sign of banding whatsoever, but when I did a test print on my own printer.. there is that banding line!!
Please help as I am lost and confused about what to do now, if I can see the banding in photoshop, I can stamp the line our carefully, but I cant even see the line, so how can I get rid of it!!
I have 300 parents waiting for their packages, and I have 2 weddings coming next month, and I really need help.
Do you still have the images on the card? I used to get this problem on the D100 at high iso. A few times, a re-import of the card data solved it. Other times, it didn't. I never worked out why it happened so randomly, but I suspected the card - always comforting to have something to blame...
If you can somehow post an image file on a website somewhere then perhaps some of us can download it and see if we can come up with some ideas. If you don't have a website you can post to, then email me an image and I'll post it on my personal website and put its URL here for others to download from.
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In the meantime a few questions and an attempt to start debugging the problem:
1) Did you shoot raw, jpeg, or both? 2) Have you tried resizing (with resampling) to see if the resizing algorithm eliminates the problem? 3) If it is a file corruption problem, then perhaps copying the majority of the image to a new image (using cut and paste in photoshop) and then printing will eliminate the corruption. I would avoid copying all the way to the edge of the original image.
I did this photo shoot in Large JPEG at ISO 100, and I had two 2gig cards which I rotated during the shoot, and I would download one card to my laptop while I shoot with the other.. like I have been doing all other times with no issues…
Here is a sample..
The first one is a crop of the file. The second one is a scan of the print.
I don't see anything in a 100% view of the crop, and nothing shows up when I print the crop at 6"x9.5" at 300dpi on my Epson 1280. Have you tried saving the image as a tiff and printing the tiff? I'm thinking there is something corrupt in your jpeg files. If you can save the images to another format it might skirt that corruption. And that is something you could automate if you find it works.
I don't see anything in the JPG either. This is some wierd stuff. Just so I understand, you sent these to a printer and they came back like this? Then to make sure it wasn't the image you printed it at home and the same thing happened?
I want to verify that two seperate printers were involved.
If it happened on two printers, you can pretty much be sure it will happen on the third one. There is some difference between the crop that Andy and I printed (without banding) and the original jpeg that you have.
I still think converting the pictures to another format (such as psd or tiff) and then printing the other format is your best bet. Either the conversion will fail due to a file corruption in the jpeg, or (I think) it will succeed without the band.