28th November 2003, 07:35 PM
Fix an underexposed image workflow
Hi. What is the sequence you use when you retouch a fairly underexposed JPG image before sending to lab for printing?
1) Reduce noise using Neatimage, noise ninja etc.
2) Adjust levels, curves etc in PS.
3) Increase resolution to 300dpi.
4) Sharpen image with nik sharpener, focalblade etc.
28th November 2003, 09:05 PM
28th November 2003, 09:20 PM
Thanks for the tip. I have yet to try this method but will this blending introduce noise to the image?
Do you run noise reduction software before or after adjusting the levels/curves?
28th November 2003, 10:46 PM
The above method mentioned by Togu will not introduce noise. It uses the same image to "brighten up" the image. (ie using layers). So if there was no noise in the beginning, there should not be any after.
Originally Posted by likefunyouare
28th November 2003, 10:48 PM
if there's some noise in the original pic (typical of underexposed pics), there will be more noise after adding another layer of the same image.....