PDF Looses Saturation when Exported at a Lower Resolution

I exported my PDF with images from Illustrator, but the file was too large (around 35 MB), so I exported it with the PDF/X-1a:2001 setting to lower the resolution. The file was smaller as I wanted, but I noticed that that the color in the images had lost a lot of vibrance and saturation and … Read more

How can I measure the “colorfulness” of an image?

Alright Ive looked at https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-way-to-measure-color-saturation-in-Photoshop and read Color Theory: Is there a measurement of “colorfulness”? but need an applicable solution. In Photoshop (or another creative application) I dont know how to get the colorfulness of an image as a value. I need to compare the colorfulness of multiple images, with black and white images scoring … Read more

What’s the difference between saturation, vibrance and clarity in Photoshop and Lightroom?

What is the difference between vibrance, saturation and clarity in Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop? Answer Vibrance is a smart-tool which cleverly increases the intensity of the dull colors and leaves the already well-saturated colors alone while saturation effects the whole image. Clarity is like the contrast slider but it only effects the mid tones … Read more

In GIMP, how can I identify and match the saturation of an image

I have various album covers which are low resolution, but the colours come out really pretty. I have higher resolution images of the same covers, but the colours are very different, much duller and less vibrant. The first image is the original which I would like to imitate. The second is the larger resolution image … Read more