pierre rochon

Oversaturation on new screen

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I just connected a new Benq 2700PT computer screen to my latop which I've been using to edit my pictures for 3 years. I realize that many of my pics on Alamy seem oversaturated on this new screen (I adjusted it as well as I could, without a calibrating device).

 

If any of you could take a minute to look at a few of my pictures, I would appreciate to obtain feedback (mainly to know if some images are oversaturated to the point that I could lose sales).

 

Thanks

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I only looked  at the first two pages but they look OK to me. Punchy colour but not over the top. I'm viewing on a 27 inch iMac a few years old

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Had a quick look at your first 2 pages using my Samsung tablet, and saturation levels look ok on this screen.

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Most look OK to me on my calibrated Samsung monitor, but some do look a bit over-saturated (e.g. J4B456).

 

I don't know if you would lose sales because of this, though.

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4 hours ago, pierre rochon said:

I just connected a new Benq 2700PT computer screen to my latop which I've been using to edit my pictures for 3 years. I realize that many of my pics on Alamy seem oversaturated on this new screen (I adjusted it as well as I could, without a calibrating device).

 

If any of you could take a minute to look at a few of my pictures, I would appreciate to obtain feedback (mainly to know if some images are oversaturated to the point that I could lose sales).

 

Thanks

 

Could it be that you now have a wide gamut type screen? And that you do not have a color managed browser? It's a well known combination especially producing over-saturated blown out reds.

There is a problem in correcting it: clients may use the same combination.

However the right thing to do is to check your browser. And if it isn't properly color managed, to do so.

Here's an old but still valid site.

Specifically on wide gamut monitor on the same site here.

 

wim

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They look good to me, but a there are a few that the intense blue sky could be scaled back. But nothing that would hurt sales IMHO. They definitely aren’t blah. (Boring)

Betty

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They look very good to me on my calibrated 26" NEC MultSync LCD (not wide gamut) 8 yr old monitor.  @wiskerke advice is solid.  Different browsers can give different results.

 

Rick

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Your level of saturation looks fine to me, Pierre. If you look at my stuff, you'll see that I like most of my stock images to have a little color and punch. 

 

Good luck, Edo

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I have a really cheapo screen and they look okay. 

I think that travel images should have a slight ooompf anyway. 

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8 minutes ago, vpics said:

 ooompf

I think I'm going to rename my LR import preset now.

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I would check your monitor menu settings and graphics card settings (before calibrating). My laptop has an excellent IPS screen, but it took me ages to realise why the reds were all blown out - the graphics software was on a default "vivid" setting, buried down in advanced settings somewhere. Monitors also seem to have extra saturation on some settings. Some of the reds, oranges and blues on your photos are more punchy than natural, but not excessively so.

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