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05/03/2022 04:46:37 PM · #1
Just wondering -- both Jesse and I read it as having to make our b&w photos look like old time photos. After re-reading it was: oh, sepia and other tints can be considered b&w.

Are we the only two dummies? :)
05/03/2022 04:52:16 PM · #2
I read it as an option. Help to eliminate DNMC thoughts.
05/03/2022 05:13:01 PM · #3
Yes, at first I thought it was talking about the hand tinting that was once applied. (My grandfather used to do it long ago.) But then it became much more mundane with the 'sepia and other tints' mentioned.
05/03/2022 06:33:18 PM · #4
It's the same description as on the last iteration of this challenge. Historically, we've had to deal with voters who are so strict in their definition of what a B/W image IS that if it had any minuscule tint towards the cool or the warm they'd downvote it, and (those were the days) comment to that effect. This description is an attempt to counter that.
05/05/2022 09:01:58 PM · #5
It might have been clearer if the term "toning" (the actual legacy process) had been used instead of "tinting" ... although I suppose some people might confuse that with "duo-tones" ...
05/05/2022 09:41:45 PM · #6
Naw -- it was more since it started talking about the look of old photos, I originally thought that we had to do the portrait to look like an old photo.

When I asked Jesse, he had the same thought.

That's all
05/13/2022 01:08:59 PM · #7
Originally posted by GeneralE:

It might have been clearer if the term "toning" (the actual legacy process) had been used instead of "tinting" ... although I suppose some people might confuse that with "duo-tones" ...


Clearer yet if we simply drop the term “black and white” and replace it with MONOCHROME.
05/13/2022 01:49:22 PM · #8
Let us all share in a moment of silence to mourn people who don't know what "black and white" means and think for some reason it means "pure gray tones" and not what it's always meant throughout the history of the term.
05/13/2022 03:31:46 PM · #9
Originally posted by posthumous:

Let us all share in a moment of silence to mourn people who don't know what "black and white" means and think for some reason it means "pure gray tones" and not what it's always meant throughout the history of the term.


lol now that is going to screw with people.
05/13/2022 03:47:22 PM · #10
Originally posted by JulietNN:

Originally posted by posthumous:

Let us all share in a moment of silence to mourn people who don't know what "black and white" means and think for some reason it means "pure gray tones" and not what it's always meant throughout the history of the term.


lol now that is going to screw with people.


I can imagine them storming out of black and white movie festivals
05/13/2022 03:54:35 PM · #11
merde! so much for plain as black and white as the egg on your face.
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