Often the client has photographs, transparencies or negatives of their work. In this situation they can be digitally scanned.
The resulting scans can then be digitally processed on the computer, so that the images properly represent the client's work.

Typical problems include:

  • The image is too dark/light.
  • Detail is getting lost in the shadows, but was clear in the original work.
  • The whole image has a colour cast. (Too red or too green etc).
  • The image is less vibrant than the original work.
  • One of the colours is wrong but the rest are fine!

 

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In the example above, the right hand image is before processing. The colours in the left hand image are truer to the actual portrait.
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In the example above the image on the right came from the original photograph. The visual information was recorded by the camera, but detail was hidden in the shadows.
The images to the left show two processed versions, to colour correct and bring out the detail in the shadows, while leaving the highlights about the same.
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Here is an example where the original image above right, had a purple cast. In the image above left, the colours were matched to the original painting.
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