How realistic are apples band photos?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by h00ligan, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    not very apparently. Since they're (badly) photoshopped.

    I was shocked to see his quality of work on their site. Is it just my iPad rendering it strangely?

    I checked two browsers?

    I find it amazing apple would put is out.

    Back of the watch for starters
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Is someone maybe unfamiliar with reflective surfaces?
  3. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    I saw it's a lighter than the photo above. All the apple photos are put through a polish. Contrast would higher than normal because you want to show the customer "POP"
  4. SAMtheGAM macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2011
    For the sport bands the colors are more vibrant then they appear in person the exception is black and white. The green in person is not a lime green more like Kermit the frog green, pink is more like a coral or salmon, and no comment on the blue as I have not purchased it
  5. clint-bell macrumors regular

    Apr 23, 2015
    I think it is just edits. Almost all companies used enhanced images to make a listing look more appealing. Often where most customers feel they've been mis sold
  6. h00ligan thread starter macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Quite possibly but to me that looks like a photoshop job.

    If it reflections the photographer should have done a better job Imo
    Lethe thing I wanted to know and thanks to those answering was if the colors were remote,h accurate.
  7. Andune macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Go look at the 360 views and animations on the website or in the app, It just reflects in an "unexpected" way. I'm also pretty sure Apple has been using renders for most product shots for years now.

    As for the colours, there are threads where people show of their watches so you should be able to get a feel of the different bands under different lighting conditions...
  8. Shanghaichica macrumors G3


    Apr 8, 2013
    I don't think they are that accurate. I think the sports bands are probably accurate but the rest aren't. Based on the pictures on the website I thought that the Milanese loop was hideous and the classic buckle just plain bland. However after seeing them in the flesh and in videos and pictures my opinion of them totally changed. I've since bought both. When I was preordering they were not even on my radar.
  9. aberrero macrumors 6502a

    Jan 12, 2010
    I found the leather bands horrendous looking online but they are really nice in person.

    Bought the Milanese Loop, and I'd buy the classic buckle too if I could afford it.

    I hate how Apple always prices things just slightly more than they're actually worth. It would be such an easy decision to get the classic buckle at $100.
  10. makotoisle macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2012
    I don't think they use renders, I remember reading this years ago though;
  11. Andune macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Well, a few shots are probably (heavily edited) photographs, but renders have gotten better and are so much easier in most cases (most of the IKEA catalog is rendered today), just look at the leather bands that animate and have identical textures in different colours and in the films.
  12. thekev macrumors 604


    Aug 5, 2010
    The post work happens on both renders and photographs, so it doesn't matter which method is used. The goal is typically to highlight all features that are visible in the shot, even though under typical lighting your eye would only be drawn to a subset of them at any given time. With elements like the band, they would try to match the typically perceived color. Metamerism suggests this isn't possible for every condition, and obviously the deep shadows here influence that. In that regard it is a judgement call on the part of whoever prepares it followed by whoever signs off on it. It should be close enough that you don't feel like they're different colors viewing on whatever display unless you compare them side by side. There are too many factors including screen brightness and various lighting conditions to make them identical side by side with every display under every lighting condition (again partly due to metamerism).
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota

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