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Post-Processing Options

The majority of the Post-Processing Options can be selected on an individual basis, however, a number of them have been grouped together (marked with a *) as a Basic Option in an effort to provide a simpler pricing and ordering structure. Although Raw Conversion is shown in the list, it is not classed as a separate option. It has been included to clearly demonstrate our acceptance of images in this format and to highlight the price differential. Please see the Prices Section for their associated costs.

Option Description
Skimming The task of deleting unwanted images and rotating the final selection. Many photographers choose to perform this function themselves, however, if you advise us of the final number of images you require and identify any specific images you do not wish to be deleted, we can do the rest.
Raw Conversion Images can be uploaded in any format. There is a cost/time implication for images that require conversion to JPG from the various manufacturer Raw formats.
*Colour Correction Each image is visually checked for correct colour and adjusted accordingly. This can be extremely subjective (even emotive) and every effort is made to ensure the photographer’s preferences are taken into account.
*Exposure/Density Correction Each image is visually checked for correct exposure and adjusted accordingly. This can be extremely subjective and every effort is made to ensure the photographer’s preferences are taken into account.
*Sharpening Each image is sharpened depending on the image content and the expected output media. Unless otherwise requested images are optimised for output on Fuji Crystal Archive Paper (in tests this paper has been shown to have a very slight yellowish warmth with moderate contrast and is recommended for portraits and weddings).
*Cropping & Sizing Images are cropped and sized (pixel density) as per the job specification.
Remedial Work Where significant correction is required to either repair or “save” the image this will be classified as Remedial Work and will incur an extra charge. The photographer will always be advised of this before any remedial work on the image is started, giving them the opportunity to accept/decline.
Eye-opening Where subjects have their eyes closed and their eyes are available from another image within that batch these will be used to “open” their eyes back up. If another “set” of their own eyes is not available this may be classed as remedial work. Generally, if another set can be found easily and the correction is fairly quick to do, this will be done on a limited number of images at no charge.
Blemish Correction Subtle corrections to the subject’s skin can be made to improve the image content. It is generally recommended that this is not overdone as the resulting image can look extremely false.
Object Removal or Inclusion Specific objects or people can either be removed or included within the image.
Montage/Collage creation The photographer may request their own design or leave it up to the operator to compile one image from the requested selection.
Retouching This generally applies to either historical images where significant correction or enhancement is required or for commercial images where extensive changes to the image are required.
Clipping Paths Clipping Paths are normally used on product shots where the graphic designers are required to “place” the product on various backgrounds.
Contact Sheet Creation Contact sheets can be created for any size output. It is necessary for the photographer to specify the output size, number of images per page and the number of preferred columns.
Web Image Sizing and Gallery Upload Where the photographer has subscribed to a Pro-Darkroom Gallery, images can be sized and uploaded following the Post-Processing service.

* These Options are all incorporated with the Basic Option.