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Photos quality
The photos you can see on this site do not really do justice to the original file quality. There are several reasons for this :
- the high compression (we have limited the size of our screen photos to approximately 100 Kb, giving a download time of 15 to 20 seconds with a 56 K modem).
- their limited scale (goes with file size). With the original files we can offer views 1.06 m wide...
- post-processing compromises linked to the quantity of photos to be processed (15 000).


To obtain a quality digital photo, you need to carry out post-processing from the original file. Given the number of photos taken, we have automated this work. : mist, cloud, atmospheric haze, morning light, full sun, evening light, changes in direction, sometimes with into-sun situations when we were photographing a particularly complex coastline, and the colours of the locations. We therefore had to compromise.

Following several try-outs, we selected a « reasonable » processing script, with middle-of-the-road rendition, in order to avoid chromatic aberrations and derivations.

Nevertheless, we would like to show you the real quality of a photo, obtained after specific processing.
Here are two examples :

Zoom / Focus / Details
The name of the lighthouse, "Saint Mathieu", appears on the enlargement, while it is not visible on the site photo (shot distance : approximately 1 kilometre).


Extract from site image(see image)



Extract from original file - optimised (horizontality, colour, focus)


You can download the photo (Maximum enlargement, size 1 metre) of the Pointe de Saint Mathieu. Approximately 2 minutes with ADSL or cable, or 30 minutes with a standard 56K modem. Download photo at maximum size


Exposure
Calvi is taken into the sun. Nevertheless, the photo is totally usable.


Extract from site image (see image)




Extract from original file - optimised (horizontality, colour, focus)