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Help needed!

By tigs  
I finally converted over to RAW and this is one of the first images I've edited in Lightroom (which I'm still figuring out how to use) ... I exported the image as a TIFF and sharpened it in Photoshop but as soon as I save for web it loses the warm glow that it had as a TIFF... what am I doing wrong? Do I need to change the colour space when I export from Lightroom or change the colour space in Photoshop??? I'm confused, help very welcome!! Thank you.

Tags: Captive Zoo Belgium Tiger White tiger Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Olmense zoo

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exposure Plus
13 4.8k England
12 Oct 2007 10:19PM
A Beautiful image lovely detail and tones, about raw Mmmm I know nothing.(*.*)

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MartinWalker 10 160 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2007 10:25PM
very impressive... Grin
windrider86 10 38
12 Oct 2007 10:39PM
I dunno, it looks fine to me
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
12 Oct 2007 10:55PM
ah-ha... just figured out that the save as option doesn't alter the colours in the same way... I will upload a save as version to the mods so you can see the colour change......

Thanks for all your comments so far, glad you like it Smile
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
12 Oct 2007 11:00PM
grrrr! I give up! I must have the colour space wrong - when I upload the real one to the mods section the colour changes same as the original did, this is so frustrating!!! :S
dark_lord Plus
13 2.0k 434 England
12 Oct 2007 11:00PM
Just make sure you've converted to sRGB before your save for web, and the colours won't fade Smile

Edit looks like you've answered yourself!

tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
12 Oct 2007 11:47PM
Thanks kimage - I tried converting the colour profile to sRGB 8 bit within PS but still when I go to save for web the colour fades... same happens if I export the file as an sRGB 8 bit TIFF from Lightroom, when it loads in PS and I save for web the colour still fades... so I don't know what to do now..... I still like the faded version that I uploaded but the real finished image has more ooompf, for example the nose is deeper in colour and the background has more of a brown cast...
Uppercut 11 1 Norway
13 Oct 2007 12:33AM
lovely animal!
see my contribution for details.
shoot raw, which is excellent for freedom post work. and choose adobe rgb as color space.
this is more suitable for prints, however, you might find contrasts and saturation to change once you upload for web. to avoid this, simply add more saturation for your web uploads. usually, this works okey.
proz 13 205 United States
13 Oct 2007 12:56AM
beautiful animal and you have done it sweet justice, beautiful image!!
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
13 Oct 2007 1:14AM
Thank you both, and thank you for the mod John! Smile

I also uploaded another mod after increasing the contrast and saturation by a ridiculous amount prior to 'save for web', it's a bit of guess work this way and I still don't quite get the web version the same as my final image, but i'm at least closer to the end result i'm after!!
13 Oct 2007 1:18AM
wot a beautiful photo. I love it

Dee Smile
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
13 Oct 2007 1:27AM
Thank you Dee

I've now uploaded a variant using the version option as it makes it easier to see the difference between the two... I prefer the second one as its closer to my final TIFF version Smile
TyChee 12 275 1 United States
13 Oct 2007 4:44AM
Excellent capture! What a beautiful animal.
GalleryGirl 10 4 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2007 10:06AM
Super capture of a beautiful creature.
Marilyn x
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
13 Oct 2007 10:50AM
Beautiful image, shame about it's circumstances. After having seen Tigers in the wild it is shameful to see them in small enclosures. This White Tiger even rarer than the usual colour, cracking eyes. Perhaps a series on captivity worth a try Melanie. Ron.
tigs 12 145 3 Netherlands
13 Oct 2007 12:47PM
Thanks everyone, appreciate your feedback.

Ron - A series on captivity would be easy, I'm a frequent visitor to zoos!! Though it is always disappointing to go right after getting back from safari, seeing them in their own environment is something else entirely!! Thankfully, a lot of zoos are supporting the conservation and protection of these animals in the wild by informing zoo visitors of their plight and making them more aware of the problems, and that's something I am a very strong supporter of Smile
14 Oct 2007 12:25AM
Beautiful image, nice presentation
helena 13 134 United Kingdom
1 May 2008 6:48AM
A beautiful image, Tara x

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