Jail Photo

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Tony Cooper, May 28, 2014.

  1. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    This article in the _Orlando Sentinel_ contains a photograph of a man
    wounded by the Orlando police that is worth noting:


    The byline seems to indicate that the photograph is a standard mug
    shot taken at the county jail. It doesn't look so standard to me.

    As a person with an interest in street photography, I wouldn't mind
    taking a shot like that and giving it that processing.
    Tony Cooper, May 28, 2014
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  2. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    It's not like you to miss a point. Whatever system was used resulted
    in an image that *looks* like something I wouldn't mind taking and
    having processed.

    I would crop the bottom, though.
    Tony Cooper, May 28, 2014
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  3. Tony Cooper

    snapper Guest

    I'm sure his bottom will be cropped often in prison. ;-)
    snapper, May 28, 2014
  4. It looks like a custom JPEG compressor. The standard compressor does a
    terrible job of estimating image content importance at low quality
    settings. Proprietary compressors can do MUCH better, producing an
    image that has a weird looking style but isn't a bunch of blobs.

    Sharpen, JPEG, sharpen, posterize, sharpen might do it
    Kevin McMurtrie, May 29, 2014
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