Thanks a bunch folks. High noise? Have you got your monitor calibrated properly? I can see High noise in a lot of images if I turn my contrast and brightness up to the max, but when the black and white points are calibrated properly, many photos look quite well to me.
Check out http://www.normankoren.com/makingfineprints1A.html and scroll down to Monitor test patterns, it really made a difference in how I adjusted my images and what most others saw when uploaded.
Maybe I need to recalibrate myself.
I appreciate you mentioning it, cause if I'm not seeing it myself, I'm better off knowing now, than having something I've taken a lot of time to work on being affected by noise. I'll recalibrate and have another look. Thanks Etfon911
Hey I just noticed your last three numbers and mine are only one digit off in our user names. Neat!
I understand these things. To be noisy or not is often a matter of personal preference. sysop - I am checking out the web site you mentioned. I have been using Adobe Gamma, which has been fine so far, but I may need to do a recheck. Guess you're beyond 911, right? :o)
Grin... I use to run a BBS before the Internet became what it is today, and SYSOP stood for System Operator. I Sysop had always been my user name in the early days of the Internet, but I found as it grew more popular, the username Sysop was harder to get from site to site, so I finally typed a random number 912 behind it, and it stuck
I was working in a combat intelligence section when 911 occurred, and was basically working 24 and 7 for about two weeks following, sleeping at work and gathering info to pass on to higher. I doubt that that experience will ever leave me, but I was really surprised that it didn't happen in the early 80's.
and again in English??????????????? lol think I'll stick to grainy bits = noise and a computer is the expensive bit of kit you saved for ages to buy and is out of date as soon as it comes out the box.... buy hey, its a woman thing, bit like cars, "that one's a nice colour..." lol. glad someone knows what they are talking about.