Post Processing for Print

Lightroom processing for print

With all the adjustments available to us in modern software I decided to do an experiment with the above photo.

First I did a very minimal development.  No lens correction, no noise correction, some sharpening and a slight adjustment for blown highlights and deep shadow, hardly surprising with the high contrast subject matter.

Then a tweak of extra clarity (+15 from what ever I set for the screen), then off to soft proof and print.

Lightroom processing for print-2

The second version was much more aggressive, full lens and perspective correction, heavy noise reduction and then a little slight grain added to make the noise reduction look more natural.  A touch more sharpening then off to soft proof, again extra clarity for the print.

I now had two prints but which was best.  Well time to ask a few people what they thought.

I’ll let you know the results tomorrow.

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