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New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:57 am
by McGregNi
Hi, I've had a setback lately with my Laptop broken and its taken a while to get everything up and running again on a new machine. Its nothing special, just an i3 with 8Gb Ram, but the screen seems nice enough.

I had plenty of colour issues when I first started with the K7 caused by some setting mismatches which I didn't realise (eg using a LAB colour mode for saturation adjustments) and I also needed to make some tweaks to my screen settings. I'm keen to avoid any of this again, so I've run a few older DNGs through my software, the same processes I always use, just to check them for colours .... Its so I can see them up on the web here to judge them against the same type of shots processed on my old Laptop, as well as for you guys / girls to have a look and let me know what you're seeing ....

Just want to be sure that there's no strange colour casts or one channel looks too strong (eh that dreaded yellow!) .... obviously as you know I do like the saturated look, so bear that in mind, but in general I am trying to reproduce these scenes in a natural way .....

Many thanks for any feedback colour-wise :)


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New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:30 am
by InFESTation
They all seem okay other than the body board I seem to have a slight Magenta in the sky, it is slight though could be planet wide reflection from the top :)

New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:44 am
by McGregNi
Thanks, I can see the magenta in that beach one too .... its just there for some reason, but its a one-off I think. Mainly concerned with reds/ yellows and making sure the saturation is no too OTT ... Thanks for the feedback :)

New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:02 am
by Arbalist
Looking at them on an iPad they all look pretty good to me apart from the one noted.

New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:08 am
by richandfleur
Looks consistent with your last machine Nigel. Looks ok to me :thumb:

New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:38 am
by Algi
Probably worth downloading a 30 day demo of Perfectly Clear if you have any suitable program to take the plugin such as Lightroom or PS3 (or higher) It will correct the shots to what they should be and you can adjust your display to make them look right.

http://www.athentech.com/try/plugins

Examples:

http://www.athentech.com/gallery

3 year old Camera Store review of an earlier version.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8wpEld2y3A

New Laptop, Colour Checks Please

PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:26 am
by McGregNi
Thanks people, I'm relieved to know they look similar to my work on the previous laptop. I'll take a look at that online checker tool, thanks Algi. Of course I've found in the past when there's colour management issues it's usually that they colours look ok to me but appear differently to others once translated over the web.