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Pixelated

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I see that the latest round of images accepted have been heavily processed the HDR way. Sometimes this looks great for artistic purposes, but I would have thought this kind of processing (the heavily processed ones, not if it's done lightly and tastefully) wouldn't be that popular in the commercial sector?

As a graphic designer as well as photographer, I would rather do this myself where necessary. To have a photo processed this way first up would limit the flexibility I need to adjust it for brochures etc. This kind of processing is best done with raw files as jpgs have the settings 'baked' in making it difficult to tone down the image if needed.

I would be interested to hear the Chillies comment on this?

mychillybin team

Posts 590
Thanks for these very helpful comments and questions about HDR (high dynamic range) images.

It seems highly likely to the chillys that some mychillybin customers would like to do this sort of process themselves, whilst others like this type of image ready to use as sales of #103210_4 below indicate (1 sale at least was to a very competent design house). This is unlike black and white images which most designers are easily able to produce when needed from colour jpgs.

At present HDR images are accepted preprocessed as HDR jpgs. There is no capability within the site to sell licenses for RAW files at present, but this can of course always be changed if customers seek it, and it is practical.

Further discussion, comments and viewpoints welcome ...

cheers for now
The chillys

Pixelated

Posts 106
I think some HDR processing or similar (the effect can be imitated somewhat with just one image) may be fine. I just feel that a few of the images that have come through are a bit over the top from a designer's angle. Too heavily tone-mapped HDR image can be off-putting to many, though not to all I realise.

The 'haloing' effect is not a good look. The effect can be imitated with a single jpg, but is not easily reversed from an already such processed image.

Pixelated

Posts 106
I meant to add that from the small sample image I see that it hasn't been 'over-processed' and therefore would be an attractive proposition for customers. When lightly and tastefully done as this one is, it isn't a problem.

daiviet

Posts 10
I don't think that a HDR processed image will not be able to compete with a full frame 36MP raw image from the D800 with a 70-200mm F2.8 Nikkor + Lightroom 4.1 IMHO.
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