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  1. pxl8

    Faded colours

    Spence, it's because the image is in AdobeRGB - you need to switch to sRGB and the problem will go away.
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    Simplest way to add a password to a website?

    You can put it in the site's root as long as it's got the right permissions.
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    "Reach" 1D3 vs 30D vs 40D vs 50D

    Hmm, not sure about the maths there. mk3 image width = 3888 50D image width = 4752 4752/3888 = 1.2222 If the image was composed the same then the 50D would have 1715 * 1.2222 = 2096 pixels for the print, about 7" @ 300dpi If you include the crop factor then you can multiply by...
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    "Reach" 1D3 vs 30D vs 40D vs 50D

    Is pixel peeping the best way to compare? What about 10x8 prints from each - I suspect that would level the field out a bit, including the exaggerated noise issues of the 50D :thinking: edit to add: by exaggerated noise issues I mean that the problem is exaggerated not the noise ;)
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    Belle Vue speedway question

    Best chance of shots outside the track are at the start assuming you can get a view, otherwise you really want to be in the centre.
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    Capturing Rain

    Easy then, find your location, get a big spotlight, wait for rain at night, shoot. Job done :lol: Seriously I think the shutter speed will be shorter than you think, the reason why I posted my example. Rain falls pretty quickly and longer exposures will tend to soften the results into more of a...
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    Capturing Rain

    Is this the kind of thing you're after? www.pxl8.co.uk/SPP_6274.jpg (note 1920px wide 800kb) I shot this with at 1/125s @ f.28 so and focused close to the background was blurred and the rain drops stood out against it.
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    Screen to print match........

    Photocal? Is this the profile you created for your monitor? The monitor and printer should NOT be using the same profile, that will lead to poor results. Printing straight from Windows only confuses things as it depends on which version as to how (if at all) it will colour manage printing...
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    Screen to print match........

    What monitor are you using? What working colour space for the image? Are you using the screen profile for printing? Proof the image in CS3 by going to View > Proof > Custom and selecting the profile for your printer, also tick to simulate paper colour. Now you can toggle the proof with ctrl-y...
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    Colour Space

    If you're shooting raw then it doesn't matter what you set the camera to, it's the raw processing app that will set the working colour space. The standard advice is stick to sRGB. You'll often hear that AdobeRGB gives you more colours and more is better obviously but it's not that simple. You...
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    Screen to print match........

    How are they not matching? Colour? Brightness? or ?? Are you using the right profiles for your printer and paper? What app are you printing from and with what settings? Have you proofed the image to check the printer can handle the colours? Sorry, I've answered your question with several more ;)
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    Converting to Laptop from Desktop

    True, some high spec laptops even come with a built-in calibration device but as the OP already mentioned a dell studio it's a bit pointless....
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    Converting to Laptop from Desktop

    Laptop screens just don't have the tonal bandwidth, have a fixed colour temp of around 9300k and no amount of calibration will sort that out. Of course it also depends on what you're editing and how accurate you need to be.
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    Image quality loss...Help needed desperately!!

    DPI won't affect the quality as it simply defines the physical size of the image when printed on paper, see this recent thread: http://www.talkphotography.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=156957 I think the step you're missing is sharpening after re-sizing the image for web. When an image is...
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    Image quality loss...Help needed desperately!!

    Ok, the robin on your site: http://www.mattfidlerphotography.co.uk/html/wildlife_images_13.html and on birdguide http://www.birdguides.com/iris/pictures.asp?rty=0&r=1&contid=77036&off=215585&v=0 which has been shrunk to 295px from around 700px so it's no wonder that it seems sharper. Also...
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    editing a raw file secretly

    As I said above, it's perfectly possible to write a bit of code that will turn any image into a raw file - after all your camera does it every time you press the shutter ;)
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    Converting to Laptop from Desktop

    I suspect the reason the images looked different is that neither machine has been calibrated using a device such as the Huey or Spyder. Laptop screens are far from ideal for editing work, they tend to have a very limited viewing angle and poor colour reproduction. Whilst calibration will help to...
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    editing a raw file secretly

    The simple answer is yes, given enough time, effort and motivation.
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    same size images

    CS2? Yes. If it's a different version then why not try the crop tool and see if the size values appear?
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    same size images

    Click and drag inside the box
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    same size images

    Select the crop tool and at the top you'll see a space to enter the size/ratio of the crop. Enter some numbers there and you'll crop to the same ratio each time, then when you re-size the images will all end up the same size.
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    same size images

    What s/w are you using - knowing that will help people provide an answer :thumbs:
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    Why bother?

    Aren't those sections for sharing too?
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    Syder 3 pro calibration?

    Eh? Photoshop reads the profile from the system too :thumbs:
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    0-255 in stops?

    Yes. A 3D app I use actually uses 64bit floats per channel to represent colours, that's 192bit and 1.0 equates roughly to 255 in 8bit but it means there's no upper limit to brightness and very smooth tonality too :thumbs:
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    0-255 in stops?

    The problem is the question you asked in the first place, you're comparing apples with oranges and so the answer doesn't really make much sense. In simple terms 8bits represent 8 stops - doubled each time but what's important is how the image data actually represents the brightness in a...
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    Syder 3 pro calibration?

    Firefox picks up the system profile automatically, you only need to specify the profile if you want to use a different one for some reason. I doubt the "problem" you have with calibration has much to do with Firefox, probably more do with how far out the monitor was previously. The Spyder...
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    0-255 in stops?

    No - start with 256 and halve it 10 times, do you get below 0?
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