Questions tagged [saturation]

the intensity, vibrance, or purity of color. More saturated colors look "deeper", while less saturated colors look faded or "washed out"

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Is there any proof that high saturation and contrast makes a picture more appealing in social media?

Atm I'm editing some images (Mainly photos of landscapes and food) for a social media campaign. My supervisor is confident that adding high saturation and contrast will lead to more attention in ...
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How can I mimic the color saturation of Nikon's miniature-faking mode?

Nikon's on-camera "miniature faking" tweak appears to increase the saturation, increase the contrast, and perform some selective horizontal/vertical blurring (with a falloff region) for a tilt-shift ...
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Why does the yellow colour on these lighted signs look a bit unsaturated?

I cropped the image to show the interesting part, it's ok it's not in focus. I realized that the yellow colour is more saturated in reality than in the photograph. I'm not sure why that is. Example ...
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What does SaturatedOpacity mean in Rawtherapee?

When checking differences between Rawtherapee .pp3 profiles, I noticed a SaturatedOpacity parameter under [ColorToning], either equal to 0 or 1, and likely set by the white balance point tool. I may ...
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How to desaturate part of an image on slide film?

I am taking analog photos, mostly on color reversal film. Sometimes, I want to locally reduce color within a frame, preferably to pure black and white. Is there a method to drastically reduce color ...
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How can I desaturate reds in post-processing using Rawtherapee (or Gimp)?

I took a few artwork pictures in sunlight. I used Rawtherapee's pipette to find a white balance I'm happy with, but the red are overbright. How can I desaturate reds only ? I had some success ...
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How to reproduce Velvia 50 appearance with RAW processing?

It is well-known that Fuji Velvia 50 film has very vivid colors due to high color saturation. Strictly speaking, the film gives slightly incorrect results because the colors aren't that vivid in real ...
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Why do my photographs taken with a film camera look so saturated?

I’m starting to shoot photographs using my Dad's old camera, an Olympus OM-4. I’ve noticed that in comparison with my friend's photographs mine are a lot more saturated. Why can it be? Here's an ...
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How to process images to emulate mismatched color profiles?

I have been trying to emulate a saturation effect that occurs when I do the following in Photoshop: Select the Export As dialog and choosing JPEG without integrating an ICC profile Select the Open ...
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Is the white balance wrong in these field poppy pictures?

Yesterday I went out to take some pictures of a field of poppies next to my home. There seems to be something wrong with the color in most of the pictures. The first one of the following 3 pictures is ...
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Can I make the out-of-camera jpegs from my Olympus camera less oversaturated?

I am using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 II and I find that the jpegs it produces are oversaturated. I tried using the "natural" and "muted" picture settings (see below) and it did not have much effect, still ...
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Why no raw channel histograms? [duplicate]

I understand the basic logic of providing histograms of JPEGs. The sensor pixel values get combined, processed, interpreted as a color, then broken out into new RGB values. So, if you were to give the ...
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How to make sure that photos edited in Photoshop CS6 don't look different (more saturated) on phones

I am new to Photoshop CS6. My edited photos look much more saturated on phone screens than they do on laptops. One of the pictures that seemed relatively blue on the laptop screen appeared to have a ...
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Inconsistent image viewing experience

I post-processed a RAW photo in Photoshop in 16bit in the ProPhoto color space and lastly exported it to an 8bit sRGB JPEG image. Now the funny thing is that I experience different results depending ...
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How is this look achieved? The sharpness, low saturation, fashion look

This imagpe of Conor Mcgregor has a 'high fashion' type of look. How is that achieved? It seems low saturation, it's sharp and kind of 'shiny'! Could someone give some insights please? I use LR. Is ...
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How to do color correction on multiple display devices?

Each display device renders colors in their own way. E.g. Apple's retina display renders colors in a more vivid way then an LG display device. The photo editor has to deal with this problem. I use my ...
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How did the designer achieve this Blue tint effect?

I am looking through websites for web design inspiration (yes, I know I'm in the photography forum) and I'm trying to figure out how this blue tint was achieved on this photo? I have tried making the ...
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How to keep burnt-out regions from becoming strongly blue and purple in Rawtherapee?

I am getting the following very unpleasant visual effect from a party picture I am trying to post-process in RawTherapee. Basically, I would like to have the regions where the lights pointed to look ...
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Can I desaturate incoming light using a filter or series of filters mounted to the lens?

I've got a very difficult shot coming up. I'm photographing moonlight on a country meadow. I do not want to do post work. I need to do everything real time (for reasons too long to get into, there is ...
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How does Saturation in Lightroom work?

I checked the HSB values (using Photoshop Elements) of the same pixel before and after a saturation adjustment in Lightroom - here is the information: Before Saturation: RGB: 159, 189, 233, Gray: 28%...
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When should I use saturation over vibrance?

In Ligthroom, when should the "saturation" slider be prefered over the "vibrance" one? I really get the difference between those two, and I get that vibrance is just some "intelligent saturation" ...
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How can this visual effect be achieved using Photoshop or plugins? [duplicate]

I've seen effect used by a number of photographers and although I'm not sure I like it, I'm interested in understanding how it was achieved.
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Is there a technique to increase saturation in high ISO?

[This question assumes JPEG shooting, with minimal post processing.] In an unavoidable situation, you have to jack up the ISO. High ISO, however, comes with price - noise and washed-out color, among ...
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What is the Lightroom equivalent of setting the contrast to -2 in the camera?

I am playing with the different picture styles directly from my Canon 5D-II and I would like to know if there is some sort of mapping with what I can do in Lightroom. What is the equivalent of -2 ...
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Image Color and Saturation

I am having Nikon D7000. I have couple of questions about colors in my images. How can I add Color Saturation? In most of my images, I feel colors are not so vibrant. How to make colors more vibrant?
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Why does the red area in this photo look very un-natural?

I was looking through some photos I took at RAF Cosford a few weeks ago, and noticed this big red area (it's a large door surround on the floor below) In the photoshop RAW preview, it looked almost ...
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How do I change the saturation settings on my Pixma Pro 100?

I just purchased a Pixma Pro 100 to replace my Epson R2000 after it died; sad to say, Epson is no longer carrying the R2000. My prints on the Pro 100 are desaturated, and a little on the dark side. ...
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Are there written guides or rules of thumb for setting color saturation, clarity, vibrance, etc. in post-processing (or in general)?

This isn't another "how do I get a picture to look like such-and-such-link-inserted-here in LR" question. There's a saturation (no pun intended) of these questions here. Interesting, but not general ...
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How can I increase color saturation naturally?

I just went to a gallery where the photographer had incredibly colorful/saturated photos. Along with them was a sign "unaltered" which I assume means HDR was not used. This appeared to be a medium or ...
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RAWs looking massively different in Aperture/Mac OS Preview compared to camera preview and (Canon) PictureStyleEditor

Yesterday, I have been shooting photos at a christmas market -- especially a band that played there. Since everything happened in the evening and it was quite dark, I thought using RAW instead of JPEG ...
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Heavy colour saturation on night photos with new lens? Is this normal

I have a Canon 550D and bought a Sigma 17-70mm lens to upgrade from the 18-55mm lens kit. I decided to go out and try the new lens with some night shots. To be honest, the results were bad. I used a ...
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What is the major factor that makes colors in photos very vivid?

Once you have a good enough camera, what are the other major factors that makes some of the photo very vivid? For example, looking at the following picture, the colors are vivid. If I take the same ...
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Is “saturation” an image-processing concept?

Image saturation is a concept used to describe the purity or intensity of color in an image, such that an image with very little saturation approaches a black and white image. Pink, then, is said to ...
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Do differences in color saturation across Nikon and Canon pictures matter?

I am about to buy a new DSLR and shortlisted the two models, Nikon D5100 and Canon 550D. From the pics that I have seen on Flickr it seems that Nikon pics have more saturated color than Canon. Is it ...
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How to take saturated portraits like these (with natural lighting)?

The photographer of these portraits claimed he used a 50mm f/1.8 prime with no special lighting equipment: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5163/5318756409_9f4ec94f5b_z.jpg http://farm6.static.flickr....
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How can I create a soft pastel tones preset in Lightroom?

Could anyone give any recommendations or links that may help me make my photos in soft, pastel tones, like photos from these albums: http://air-we-inspire.livejournal.com/102576.html http://air-we-...
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Do colors always come out bland when shooting in RAW format?

I shoot all my pictures in RAW format and every time during post processing I need to tinker with the saturation because the color comes out bland. I do realize that changing camera saturation level ...
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How does a lens affect the saturation of a picture?

In many reviews people describe how a lens can affect the saturation of a picture, especially when it comes down to a comparison of two similar lenses, e.g. 50mm 1.8 vs. 50mm 1.4 or something like ...
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Why are red objects coming out unnaturally in my photographs?

I have observed lately during my shoots that when I try to capture a red object with hardly anything in the background, the color doesnt seem to come exactly as what it is in reality. With flash or ...
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What's the difference between saturation and vibrance in Lightroom?

Both options affect colors in a similar way, but I can't figure out the difference.
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How can I make colorful, “saturated” photos like this example?

This may not be the best example but I liked the colors and angle. I have seen lot of similar photos. They look very colorful but not overdone (does it have any technical term) . Any suggestions for ...