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amtrakboy 10-22-2010 03:17 PM

"Bad Color"-Please help!!
Hi guys!!

I have here a reject, rejected 5x for "bad color." I have tried every which way to fix it, but with no luck. It looked fine to me in the beginning--maybe, I don't have an eye for color that some of you have. All suggestions and criticisms appreciated!!


Greg P 10-22-2010 03:53 PM

It seems to be very purple.

If you have a raw image, move the tent towards the yellow end a bit and that should cancel out the purple.

Joe the Photog 10-22-2010 04:42 PM

Way too blue or even purple as Greg said. An easy fix. Also, reporting marks are wrong. (CSXT)

amtrakboy 10-22-2010 05:42 PM

I tried reducing the blue/purple cast you mentioned, but got rejection #6. Where do I go from here?


BartY 10-22-2010 06:59 PM

Looks fine to me now. Of course I apparently don't have an eye for color either, at least according to the ridiculous screening standards placed on "common" power these days.

Greg P 10-22-2010 07:44 PM

It's a bit yellow on my screen. It might be the light working against you.

barnstormer 10-22-2010 08:17 PM


Originally Posted by Greg P (Post 123238)
It's a bit yellow on my screen. It might be the light working against you.

Same here. Way to yellow cast.

crazytiger 10-22-2010 11:13 PM

I wouldn't say it is way to yellow, It looks like LATE afternoon sun, which it is, tone back a little and you should be good on that.

amtrakboy 10-23-2010 12:39 AM


I gave it another try, and am still "missing the mark" somehow. It seems as though I am more or less "beating around the bush," trying to hit that exact "pocket," where the color is just right. The bottom line to me is: What exactly are the screeners looking for? My wife took a look at the pic and, through her eyes, could see no problems with the color.

troy12n 10-23-2010 12:43 AM

The second one is worse, it needs slightly less red and blue channel

mark woody 10-23-2010 02:01 AM

I am not familiar with the colour of these units, so in PSE 7 under enhance tab selected remove colour cast then clicked middle of the first wagon behind locos this is the result.

amtrakboy 10-23-2010 02:14 AM

I'll give it a try, Mark, and see what happens!! Thanks guys for all the help!! I'll keep working at it.:smile:

amtrakboy 10-23-2010 06:21 AM

Rejected again!!! This time for "bad cropping." Why didn't they say so in the first place before I went to all the trouble to correct "bad color" issues, etc? Does anyone have any explanations as to why it was rejected for "bad cropping?"


crazytiger 10-23-2010 01:25 PM

Less on the left and the side. You also still have a weird color cast. I'm not even sure which way to go for it, its just off, others'll help.

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