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Thread: What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

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    Talking What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

    Please advise. I am using ACDSee and need your advise on what'd be a good setting for vintage/retro effects. The plan is to create a photo collage on the wall so need to have a surreal effect on the photos. So far I am adjusting saturation to -10 to -20 but perhaps there's more I could add?

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    Not sure about ACDSee, but generally speaking "Overall, filmy looks should have lower contrast, reduced saturation, softened and controlled light, subtle creamy highlights, and a matte finish." (http://digital-photography-school.com/film-vs-digital/)
    Sean

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    Default Re: What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeAnCoLd View Post
    Not sure about ACDSee, but generally speaking "Overall, filmy looks should have lower contrast, reduced saturation, softened and controlled light, subtle creamy highlights, and a matte finish." (http://digital-photography-school.com/film-vs-digital/)
    Thanks for sharing the link. I have read a few others and it seems that there's no one solution to it all. I might explore a few presets in Lightroom and see how it goes.

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    Default Re: What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

    If you're using LR, check out the VSCO film presets: http://vsco.co/film

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    Default Re: What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

    That's a good option. It comes quite close to the film look when the picture's shot under the right lighting condition. But since TS's purpose is not film simulation, this should work nicely for him

    Expensive though

    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    If you're using LR, check out the VSCO film presets: http://vsco.co/film
    Sean

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    Default Re: What's the recommended settings for Vintage or Retro effect?

    Yeah, not cheap.

    Free workarounds about be to use mobile apps. A bit more troublesome, but okay if one isn't willing to spend. E.g., Can use Instagram or the VSCOcam app (free on android and iOS). Import images to the android/iOS device and edit with the app. Some of the preset filters can get you in the vintage/retro ballpark. A suitable option if not printing very large.

    For Android:

    Depending on the available memory of your device, minimal image scaling may occur.

    Most Android devices are quite constrained in memory despite some having upwards of a few gigabytes of memory, but applications are not allowed to use all of that available memory and thus we have to make due with what is given to us from Android.

    Large images may be downsized up to 50% when importing depending on the device you are on and available memory. If you are wanting a specific crop without losing quality, the best thing to do would be to crop the image before bringing it into VSCO Cam.

    Our image processing techniques are very memory and processor intensive and allow us to achieve a quality not found in other applications and therefore we continue to push the boundaries of these resource constrained devices, but we are continuing research and work to improve the ability to import larger photos.

    For iOS:

    At this time, to maintain the integrity and optimum performance of the app, VSCO Cam utilizes an image that is the full resolution of the device's camera sensor. The image processing routines on VSCO Cam are highly memory and processor intensive. Importing DSLR images in the original full resolution size could exhaust the available memory on most devices and force VSCO Cam to stop running.

    https://vsco.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ar...ll-resolution-
    How do I save high-resolution versions of my filtered photos?

    High-resolution versions of your Instagram photos are saved to your phone after you upload the photo to Instagram, and you're the only one who has access to them. You have to turn on the Save Original Photos setting in your Account Settings to make sure filtered photos save to your phone.

    We'll always save images in the highest resolution size possible. The maximum resolution on both Android and iOS is 2048x2048, but your phone’s resolution capabilities may be lower than that.

    Android

    Image resolution capabilities are different for each phone.

    Apple iOS

    Photo resolution taken with the Instagram camera (not the iPhone Camera app) and saved to your phone are:

    2048x2048 on the iPhone 4s and up
    1936x1936 on the iPhone 4
    1536x1536 on the iPhone 3GS
    Keep in mind that photos imported from iOS (not taken with the Instagram camera) and then uploaded to Instagram will save at a much lower resolution (612x612). Apple has recently updated their API to allow high resolution importing to apps, but we don't know when this feature will be available.

    https://help.instagram.com/276722745781769

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