I've been getting some feedback on some recent proposals I've sent out, and one of the comments is that the image quality is not so great. With a surge in digital submissions over the last few years, I have been concerned about this due to the subtle nature of most of my work. In any kind of reproduction quite a bit of depth is lost.
I use a professional photographer, calibrate my monitor regularly and look at everything VERY carefully in photoshop. The problem is, that I don't know what program most jurors and curators are viewing the images with. I notice that a carefully sharpened, accurate image is blurred by windows picture and fax viewer, but when it is viewed in photoshop it looks great. Should I then be oversharpening my images to compensate for this?
I have several questions for jurors and curators and would appreciate some feedback on your experiences:
1. What program is most often used to view the images?
2. Are they projected or viewed on a monitor?
3. Do curators and jurors calibrate their monitors regularly as designers, photographers and most artists do?
Thanks - I appreciate any feedback.