Can you fix bad ISO selection in post process?

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  1. Epiphany

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    Completely sabotaged myself! Didn't change my ISO back to basic settings after my last shoot. I took some pictures for a friend at ISO 6400! Photos look alright when editing in Lightroom but of course when I export as JPEG they look like crap! Any other format I can export in that wont compress or decrease the quality but will still be able to print most places? Thanks!


     
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    So we don't have to go through this all again, check this out:

    Need help with exposure question

    It's up to 11 pages so far, and some will not particularly interest you, but it is an important concept that you would do well to read up on.

    As to your specific problem; please post a 100% crop of a portion of your photo and maybe someone can suggest what to do with it.
     
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    Try exporting to PNG or lossless uncompressed TIFF.
     
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    I would also suggest using tiff instead of jpg. Most places can deal with tiff files.
     
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    They should look the same in exported as JPEG as they do in LR. Look like crap how? Is it noise that's a problem? Post an example.

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    That’s what I was thinking. Are you saving it as a low quality jpg?


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    As above the same comments. Regardless of ISO, my avatar was a laser show on a cliff wall, shot at ISO 25600. Are you doing noise reduction in LR? When you export are you checking color space sRGB? and using a quality level of 80 or above? Are you resizing, and using a really low resolution??
     
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    Also be aware the size you want to print, no point in zooming right in if your printing smaller for example, often prints can look better than the perception we get off the computer
     
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    Yes, lots of noise! When exporting I have sRGB selected and JPEG set at 100% for quality.
     
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    sRGB selected and JPEG quality at 100%. Not resizing.
     
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    What display are you seeing the finished image on? Is this on some website? Is it a print? On someone else's computer? How are you viewing this?

    Meanwhile, we'll just keep on guessing things until we eventually guess the right combination of factors.
     
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    Rather then guessing how about posting an image?
     

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