I use photoshop to edit my bead photos for my web site and have to
say something about your comment regarding colored shadows being an
indicator of photo editing. This is simply not true. Many times my
scans reveal a colored shadow between beads (especially on the red
ones) that I proceed to erase with photoshop. Yes, I erase it. The
fact is, it’s distracting.
Many people don’t know the difference between the color spectrum
from screen to a paper is quite significant. On the computer (or TV)
screen, all colors are made up from red, green, and black (RGB.) In
color printing, all colors are made up of cyan, magenta, yellow, and
black (CMYK.) This difference in the base colors creates a serious
difference in some color translations between media (screen to
paper.) This is a simple fact of science, not something that can be
blamed on the producer or vendor of the product.
While catalog pictures are generally very good at reproducing
colors, they are not perfect because the color spectrum causes some
of the colors to change in the process. In the case of a large
catalog, it is not only highly likely, but almost inevitable that
some of the colors in the photos will be different than what the
original looked like on the screen of the computer generating the
image, as well as the way the actual item appears to the human eye.
Add to this fact that with semi-precious stone there is some
variation from bead to bead (because the variation is from stone to
stone) and you’ve got to understand that a catalog representation may
be just a bit off.
Perfection is something to be strived for, not something one should
expect others to have already achieved.
Sun Country Gems