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May 4th, 2010

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11:24 am - School Project
Here is a set of the pictures I've been working on to make prints of at school, with links back to the originals.

To my eye, the one that's most noticeably improved on the screen is "Under 520" (a/k/a Immature Blue Heron). "Mature Great Blue Heron" looks roughly the same, and "Japanese Garden" actually looks worse (but that's the one I haven't printed yet).

It's a good example of how different the two outputs are, web vs. print. For web I use Lightroom end-to-end. For print, though, I've been using Photoshop.

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Date:May 4th, 2010 09:04 pm (UTC)
I'm confused. I'm looking at two web images, so what are you saying is different? Of course it's hard to judge what print output is going to look like when viewing a monitor, as one is light itself and the other reflective.

Why do you use lightroom for one and photoshop for the other? I've worked print for years and I would use lightroom for photography intended to be printed.

Maybe there's something I don't know? Possibly.
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Date:May 5th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC)
For instance, in the "Under 520" picture, I've cropped differently, adjusted the white and black points, and done some selective dodging and burning. I provide a link to the original posting to check the differences.

My understanding is that Photoshop gives more control over the print. Also, there is greater control over selections and masking than in Lightroom.
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Date:May 5th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
I had checked out both of the versions, but why wouldn't you just have the post processed one be your online and print version? It looks better for both ways.

You're correct about Photoshop having more control. But the software you choose can be based on the individual photo's need, rather than its final outcome. You can print a high quality print from Lightroom too. I only use PS if the photo needs more work than LR can provide, otherwise I do probably 95% of my processing in LR.
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Date:May 5th, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, and my question about what was different was about the software output, rather than the images. I know what they capabilities from the programs are, but what is the difference in output?

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