Aperture: What are those red markings?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by redAPPLE, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

    redAPPLE

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    some photos that i have, have this "red markings". and i don't think it is blood :-D

    what does that mean? how can i repair my pictures?

    sorry if this thread is in the wrong forum.
     

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  2. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    those are highlights for hot spots ... aka too-bright-spots

    View - Highlight Hot Areas, or Alt-Shift-H to enable/disable it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you shooting RAW using a camera that is not listed on the Aperture list? I suspect so (although you might not be) as it appears that Aperture is misunderstanding the file...

    Edit to add: the above answer makes more sense!
     
  4. redAPPLE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    actually, i should retouch photos for "customers" and i am not sure if they use aperture compatible cameras.

    some pictures are .jpgs.

    ok. now that i know i got "too-bright spots". it does not seem to bright for me on the displays. can i repair the pictures in aperture? this "too-bright spots" is only relevant when printing pictures, right?
     
  5. epicwelshman macrumors 6502a

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    Aperure will have no problem reading jpegs from any camera... it's the camera specific RAW files that it needs to support. If you do try and import non-compatible RAW files the entire image is red and it tells you that it's not supported. Trust me, I know ;)
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can turn off/on the highlighting of "hot areas" in the view menu or via Shift-Option-H.
     
  7. Coheebuzz macrumors 6502

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    I assume you mean how can you tone down the actual highlights in the photos, not the red markings right?

    First of all that photo doesn't seem to suffer too much, the exposure seems fine. If you look at the markings they are not really concentrated - except from the waves but that's ok it's not the main element - so the affected areas won't show as a bright white patch on the monitor or paper.

    Now if you ever need to bring down the highlights in any of your shots you can use levels or curves in Aperture or Photoshop and bring down the highlights. Also there is a great new slider in PS's RAW called 'Recovery' which will bring some information back from overblown highlights.
    But don't expect wonders on really over-exposed shots as the information isn't there.
     

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