I’ve been judging lots of photography lately, and I’m noticing a lot of overly-saturated photos. Too much saturation can be a bad thing. I like photos that pop more than anyone I know. But I want that pop to be realistic.

I also don’t like the side-effects of an overly-saturated print.

When you work with the HUE/SATURATION dialog in Photoshop, be careful that you don’t dial in colors that are outside the bounds of your printer’s ability to reproduce them. In order to see if the colors you are setting are outside the color gamut, use the Color Gamut warning (Control-Shift-Y on a PC or Command-Shift-Y on a Mac).