View Poll Results: Do you PS your shoots before sending to the Labs?

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Thread: Do you PS your photos before sending to the labs?

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    Default Do you PS your photos before sending to the labs?

    I have yet done any PSing on my shoots before sending to the labs.
    Just wanna know what's the printout effects like after PSed.

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    i don't expect the labs to PS for me so i do it myself.

    after all it's your own photos, you decide the output yourself.

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    By default, labs do post processing for you. So, in your case, do you specifically tell the shopkeeper not to do any modifications to your pictures?

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    Agree with Sequitur. If you want max control over your print, best to do it yourself. Of course, if you are just printing holiday and shoot-for-fun shots, and you are not too fussy about the outprint, then you may consider letting the lab adjust for you. Me, I'm a control freak in that area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Azure
    Agree with Sequitur. If you want max control over your print, best to do it yourself. Of course, if you are just printing holiday and shoot-for-fun shots, and you are not too fussy about the outprint, then you may consider letting the lab adjust for you. Me, I'm a control freak in that area...
    Thanks, and I tot all the post processing that the labs do is cropping.
    Pardon me for my ignorance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoky
    Thanks, and I tot all the post processing that the labs do is cropping.
    Pardon me for my ignorance.
    Not really. Most labs can do adjustments, as often indicated on the backprint on the photos (for more info about that, go here). That'll cover density (similar to brightness) and simple 3-colour adjustment. Sharpening as well, but you'll have to tell them to do so. Cropping depends largely on you camera's saved format (DSLRs = 3:2, others 4:3).

    Hope this helps to add to your understanding.

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    I normally take the my CF card, push to the shop and print from there direct.

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    Its best to leave it to the lab unless the shots are badly under/over/contrast/etc.

    Labs will normally do some sort of "PSing" before printing.

    If you do it yourself, do consider the following: the contrast/colour settings of your monitor and the the lab's. Also, your monitor is not calibrated with the printer.

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    I've asked Lab before and they told me this is not exclusive only for digital photos. They have been doing it for traditional 35mm negatives too. The effort between digital and non digital - they told me it is the same!

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    yes, i have a regular lab and i get consistent prints because i am familiar with their printer bias and monitor relation.

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