Consistent Exposure in an Image Collection

JoHawkJoHawk Big grinsRegistered Users Posts: 31 Big grins
edited June 11, 2015 in Finishing School
What is the best way to achieve consistent exposure across an Image collection for a client? Would I be on the right track if I am doing it all by eye and adjusting each individual image to suit or is there a better way to do this?

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  • PeanoPeano Major grins Registered Users Posts: 268 Major grins
    edited June 9, 2015
    JoHawk wrote: »
    What is the best way to achieve consistent exposure across an Image collection for a client? Would I be on the right track if I am doing it all by eye and adjusting each individual image to suit or is there a better way to do this?

    That's how I do it, and I've never found a more efficient way.
  • JoHawkJoHawk Big grins Registered Users Posts: 31 Big grins
    edited June 10, 2015
    Thought that was the case, just wasn't sure and perhaps I was missing something... Cheers!!
  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Super Moderators Posts: 22,326 moderator
    edited June 10, 2015
    I do use a couple of utilities to aid the process:

    PictoColor iCorrect Portrait, this Photoshop add-in/plug-in filter gives single-click neutral blacks and whites, and adds a Skin Tone Memory Color function, which works surprisingly well to color correct human skin tones in difficult lighting, and a custom Memory Color function, so you can set any color correctly with a single mouse click correction on the subject; a corporate color, for instance. Yes, you can do these things manually in Photoshop, but iCorrect Portrait is much faster and very accurate.

    Athentech Imaging Perfectly Clear, another Photoshop add-in/plug-in, but this product does a great job of automatically adding a very pleasing Clarity and overall pop to images.

    For instance, I did a "memorial slideshow" recently which included digital originals, poorly made copies and scanned photos. I had 3 days to produce the slideshow, and I was pleased at how relatively well the images looked together, compared to the sometimes really poor source images. The two software products above, plus Photoshop, turned a nightmare project into something I'm fairly proud of.


    http://www.pictocolor.com/portrait.htm

    http://www.athentech.com/

    Disclaimer, I have no affiliation with either of these companies, and I paid full price for their software use. A very satisfied customer. thumb.gif
    ziggy53
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • arodneyarodney Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,005 Major grins
    edited June 11, 2015
    Well with raws, pretty easy to do with Lightroom or ACR. Fix one, sync the rest.
    Can also do this in ACR as a filter. Fix one image. Command/Alt F key on next image, settings are applied as a filter to that next image.
    Andrew Rodney
    Author "Color Management for Photographers"
    http://www.digitaldog.net/
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