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(Faded) Color Processing Profiles

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In a tumblr post regarding this issue we presented a conservatively processed version of the image at hand along with 3 of our more polished attempts at using ex-post faded color filtering. This is part of an ongoing effort to experiment with processing methods which we traditionally regarded as “unprofessional” or, for lack of a better word, “instagramy”.

“Conservative”, Faded Faded Orange-Teal Faded Pink-Blue Faded Red-Gold

A general rationale which speaks against such editing is that perfectly good color space extent is sacrificed for a look which may be regarded as shallow. On the other hand, many appreciate this sort of look as “artsy” – which is more or less what prompted the effort.