Editing & Post-processing

Proper Export of Underwater Images in Postproduction

Lionfish, the image to be used for this tutorial
Lionfish, the image to be used for this tutorial

In this series of articles on postproduction of underwater images, we have worked a lot on white balance settings, basic and advanced exposure corrections, contrast and curves, advanced techniques of removing colour casts, basic and advanced retouching, final colour boost, cropping and sharpening. Finally, our image is ready! And now, we arrive at the question: What do I do with it?

WhiBal G7 Grey-Card

Whilst nowadays most underwater shooters do their white balance correction during postproduction of images, there are still many shooting situations (such as several different light sources present in one shot) in which doing it “old school” comes with clear advantages and optimized workflow.