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Funny how photogs care about input resolution :D

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Old 04-03-2015, 07:27 PM
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Re: Funny how photogs care about input resolution

Oh absolutely.

But, then again, at this level we all know what we are doing and are all professionals, so when I get a question like can we put these up as segments for billboards? My answer would be no, because going from a half a page 12x8 horizontal add to a billboard blow-up of just faces would require so much more retouching.

Just like any industry, we do what we need to do to make things great for their purpose. Yes, that gasket might fit a Space shuttle, but unless it's space mission usage has been mentioned to the manufacturer, it might burn up on reentry.
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Old 04-04-2015, 02:44 AM
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Re: Funny how photogs care about input resolution

"I'm always amazed how little effort people put into research regarding the final output sizing upfront."

Yup, me too. I often have to drag the information out of my clients and then run through the potential pitfalls of not knowing likely applications for the image. The 'whoosh' factor often applies but talk of influencing the price normally gets their attention!

BTW, back in the day, most top end retouching was input and output as a 5x4 or 10x8 transparency. You wouldn't know how much of the image would be rescanned and cropped further down the line so had to assume the magnification would be pushed at some stage. These transparencies were always examined with a loupe so there was no hiding place for shoddy work. Concentrates the mind wonderfully!
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:00 PM
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Re: Funny how photogs care about input resolution

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Yup, me too. I often have to drag the information out of my clients and then run through the potential pitfalls of not knowing likely applications for the image. The 'whoosh' factor often applies but talk of influencing the price normally gets their attention!
I think there's also the issue that sometimes they won't know or it may be used in more than one place. This isn't atypical when movie studios commission shoots of a particular star in an upcoming film. The images may be used for various editorial placements worldwide, especially due to logistics of the cost and scheduling involved in producing a large number of shoots. It's still somewhat typical to have additions or strikes from that number, but they do aim for reuse wherever possible.
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