Pixelated dark areas?
I’m noticing that in photos like the one I just posted, the darker areas of the shot look rather pixelated even when the ISO is no higher than 100. Is there a way to avoid this during shooting? I’m not shooting RAW since my very old computer can’t seem to handle a program with the capability of opening and editing those files. Is that my main problem or is there something else I can do?
Any help is much appreciated! Thank you.
Dear taylormmeredith, if you’re using Photoshop, make sure the value of the Resolution in the Image Size section is always 300 (pixels/inch). And I personally never re-size my photos, because that would end up damaging the quality of it.
You can fix the pixelation of an image on Photoshop by duplicating the Background layer and then selecting the Soft Light option from the Blending Options menu. Afterwards, adjust the opacity of the layer depending on what you think is appropriate for the image. I would advice you to do any color/contrast adjustments after you’ve done this process. Because if you do any editing before, you might not be satisfied with the result when you duplicate the background.
A shorter solution would simply be adding some Film Noise or Grain to cover up the dark spots. That’s usually what I go for! And it also works if you’re not using Photoshop. I think every software has the option of adding noise.
Hope this helps :) x