3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2016 12:27 PM by ManiacJoe

    Does this seem overly saturated?

    southwestform Level 1

      Does the green foliage in this image seem overly saturated? If so, would you use an adjustment brush to desaturate a bit or lower the amount of greens in the image or try one or the other? saturated.png

        • 1. Re: Does this seem overly saturated?
          Just Shoot Me Adobe Community Professional

          No and it really is up to your eye and what you want from the image.

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          • 2. Re: Does this seem overly saturated?
            D Fosse Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            The major problem here is that it's overexposed and the highlights all blown out. You can try to recover it with the highlights slider.

             

            That said, the foliage is saturated enough to cause channel clipping in sRGB. Contrary to what you might think, the clipping here occurs at the low end of the blue channel. Channel clipping (aka gamut clipping) may not necessarily be a problem, but it does tend to give a slightly dense and heavy-handed feeling to the color - deep yellow-greens in this case.

             

            This is a fairly large and technical subject. A larger color space (Adobe RGB or ProPhoto) will probably avoid the clipping, but has a bunch of other implications you need to be aware of.

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            • 3. Re: Does this seem overly saturated?
              ManiacJoe Adobe Community Professional

              Good info there from D Fosse.

               

              If you think the image is too saturated, you might also check your monitor calibration.

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