image resize/ resampling

Started Nov 30, 2019 | Discussions
JS photo
JS photo New Member • Posts: 23
image resize/ resampling

Hello,

I've been having a few issues with my images actually being a little too sharp. I shoot a lot of weddings and it's not the best look when you can see every pore on a brides face.

With my D750 I never had any issues with this. After I was done editing in Lightroom I would batch portraiture on all images with photoshop, making everyones skin look quite pleasant.

With my D850, which I'm realizing that I really do not enjoy shooting weddings with( I can't wait for the d760 or d770 or whatever they'll call it). There is simply too much detail in their skin and it looks bad even after I add portraiture. I realize that I can take down the clarity and sharpness in post..but I was wondering about image resizing or resampling. I don't understand how this works but I've been told that it would help me get the same look that I used to get with the d750 in terms of skin smoothness...the reason I think at least is because I would be using not as many megapixels which would mean not as much detail etc. less pores etc.

Would it help to use the MEDIUM raw vs LARGE raw as well?

If anyone has any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it! Please explain it in a way that you would to someone who knows nothing about resizing/resampling.

Thanks!

Jeff

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RDKirk Forum Pro • Posts: 16,162
Re: image resize/ resampling

JS photo wrote:

Hello,

I've been having a few issues with my images actually being a little too sharp. I shoot a lot of weddings and it's not the best look when you can see every pore on a brides face.

With my D750 I never had any issues with this. After I was done editing in Lightroom I would batch portraiture on all images with photoshop, making everyones skin look quite pleasant.

With my D850, which I'm realizing that I really do not enjoy shooting weddings with( I can't wait for the d760 or d770 or whatever they'll call it). There is simply too much detail in their skin and it looks bad even after I add portraiture. I realize that I can take down the clarity and sharpness in post..but I was wondering about image resizing or resampling. I don't understand how this works but I've been told that it would help me get the same look that I used to get with the d750 in terms of skin smoothness...the reason I think at least is because I would be using not as many megapixels which would mean not as much detail etc. less pores etc.

Would it help to use the MEDIUM raw vs LARGE raw as well?

If anyone has any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it! Please explain it in a way that you would to someone who knows nothing about resizing/resampling.

Thanks!

Jeff

Work with Portraiture more.  It can do what you want. Then you can assign that setting as an Action and perform it on images with a keystroke.

That will be much easier than messing with resizing or resampling, which are activities best done for the purposed they're designed for.

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Re: image resize/ resampling

Thanks! I'll mess around with portraiture more until I get it right.

Cheers!

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rumple
rumple Senior Member • Posts: 1,805
Re: image resize/ resampling

JS photo wrote:

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Would it help to use the MEDIUM raw vs LARGE raw as well?

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You could try Mraw.  It has slightly less acuity than the regular (large) size.  Also greater dynamic range and smaller file size, both benefits at events.

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Photomonkey Senior Member • Posts: 2,823
Re: image resize/ resampling

What size are you delivering? Are you making prints?

The latest version of LR CC Classic permits multiple outputs on export.

Are you doing any sharpening in post? I see a lot of people adding sharpening to images as a matter of course whether or not they need to.

If the images look too sharp I agree with the others to reduce apparent sharpness via Portraiture or through Clarity in LR. If the images are too sharp for you at maximum res they will still be disagreeable to you at smaller sizes.

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