Is Your Image Bigger Than Big Iz?
Can’t see the linked video on anIPAD?
Who says Twitter doesn’t do anything useful? I put a Tweet out the other day and within a couple of minutes the following suggestion had been made,
“Anyone out there able to recommend an online image resizing tool, not that my image needs resizing you know?”
mediocre_mum @designcredo “picnik.com???”
“excellent work @mediocre_mum, award yourself a mid-afternoon drink”
So why am I looking for online editing, as a pro photographer surely I use fancy software ‘n’ stuff?
In short my customers need a way to manipulate images and somehow I have to bridge the gap between what I know and do and what they could really do to know and do. Putting it simply I am trying to erect some scaffolding for those learning WordPress
I now work entirely digitally having sold my trusted Mamiya RB67s some time ago. I generally use Nikon equipment. What customers don’t always get is that the taking of the photo is a relatively small part of the process. Nowadays quite a bit of time will be spent at the computer but compared to the costs incurred pre the full digital era this is a worthwhile investment and a step forward.
Typically then I will
- Shoot the image
- Transfer the image to computer and open up in Photoshop
- Adjust levels, curves, colour balance, verticals, crop
- Save a PSD and a High Res JPEG (retaining the original file)
- Let the customer proof the JPEG
- Backup computer before deleting originals on camera card
So the first problem here is that Photoshop is a hugely powerful program that isn’t the easiest to learn. The second problem is that the program alone costs several times more than most reasonable compact cameras.