Atget Studio Frequently Asked Questions

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Atget Studio is a service to provide photographers, particularly photography students, a way to quickly and efficently get quality critiques of their work. The critics are hand selected by Atget Studio and are usually established instructors in the field, many of them published and exhibiting artists in their own right.

Since this is a test we (obviously) didn't spend any money on design for the site. We did start out with a nice template, but we then butchered it like a group of 5 year olds touching up a daVinci with finger paint. If this test is sucessful, we'll devote resources to User Experience and design so your eyes won't bleed so much.

No. Atget Studio is free during this test.

Eugene Atget was a pioneering French photographer who is well known for his photos of Parisian architecture before it's disappearance to modernization. Atget Studio's creators are admirers of his work and reflect on the fact that for all his talent, Atget probably never had a critique of his work.

Yes! You can now upload up to 50 photographs per Critique Request.

Your photographs will only be visible to you and the critic reviewing your them. Your photos are also visible to System Administrators, but this happens very rarely, if ever.

Currently, you can upload JPEG, GIF, MPO, TIFF, or PNG images. Please note that the new iPhone 'HEIC' format is not yet supported.

We convert TIFF images to JPEG because almost no browsers will support displaying native TIFF images. If you want to avoid any uncertainty about how our conversion process might affect color balance, etc, then you should convert your TIFFs to JPEG before uploading them to Atget Studio.

You will notice that your photographs may appear to be darker or have different color characteristics in Atget Studio than they do in Lightroom or Photoshop. This is because, by default, your browser will assume photographs are in the sRGB color space, which is almost surely "smaller' than the color space of your photograph.

Don't worry though - you can click the "Copy to Clipboard" icon () to copy your image as a full-resolution JPEG, and then paste it into Lightroom or Photoshop to see it in its own color space. It should look as you expect it.