Wednesday, 31 January 2007

Photo shop blown up the highlights?

This is the original picture:

Original picture

This is what happened when the shop printed it out:

Printed photo

Most of the cloudy sky's colour has been washed out, and I can't see any cloud texture anymore in places.

Another example:


Original picture

After printing:

Printed photo

The shadows of the stairs and guard rails on the left of the tower are almost gone.

So I'm wondering: did the shop mess up my photos by pumping up the brightness (human's fault) or is it the printing machine's fault?

Nevermind about the slight noise of the 4th picture, caused by my scanning and resaving the file, but this is 99% of how it looks like to the naked eye.