Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by pdk42, Sep 16, 2016.
... it wasn't pretty. Now just how much is that Phase One?
What was so bad about what you saw?
I am not sure what you were looking at exactly but almost everyone I have seen using a 4K monitor has some type of scaling turned on which makes everything look like crap.
I think i know whats wrong, but can you better describe what wasn't pretty?
Well, when you're 12" away from a 4k x 3k image that fills a 46" screen you can see every imperfection in your
shots. Over-sharpening? - check; blurred corners? - check; noise? - check; halos? - check; lack of resolution in cropped shots? - check; feel like you need a MUCH more expensive camera? - check
Don't do that.
Don't I know it!
Well yeah, you're almost at almost 100% crop then.
Well, you got that 4K monitor so you could see all the imperfections. Now you do. :-O
I was thinking of getting a 4K Retina iMac. Maybe I should reconsider.
What size are your uploads? In my case, I export at 2048 x whatever, so as to discourage the inumerable hordes of opportunists that I just know are out there from making fortunes from selling prints of my incomparable images. Then Flickr displays them at the prevailing average monitor resolution, or so I believe. Upsizing digital images always looks grim in one way or other.
I dunno, my flickr looked awesome on a 5k iMac at the Apple Store. Even better than on 1080p.
Was it a 46" screen?
12 inches away from a 46" screen is a substantial enlargement.
12" away, you could only see 1/10 of the screen.
What size was the screen? I am on a 5K 27" iMac and I sit an arm's length away, never, ever going back!
Screw Phase One. Shoot 11x14 sheet film if you want real resolution.
Knowing how your final output is going to be used should dominate your choices and processing actions throughout your process.
However there probably isn't much you can do for the absurdity of how some will view your work.
A 4K monitor normally looks more forgiving of image quality than a low resolution monitor because the overall magnification is lower...
Do you mean at 100% view? Because if you are just viewing full screen fill, the magnification is going to be dependent on the screen size, not the resolution.
A lot of how a page looks on a web page depends on how the page is coded. For example how lots of pages looked like garbage when Retina displays first hit the scene.
So I have a 5k Retina iMac at work (use a rMBP at home) and occasionally I'll be looking through my photo library and go "WHAT WAS I THINKING!?" and have to stop what I'm working on that moment and re-process the image. I simply can't think about anything else until its been fixed.
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