Gimp editing.

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  1. Mc

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    I downloaded gimp a free version of photoshop the other day, so I decided to try it out. I can't decided if the editted pic looks better or not, let me know what you think.
    I still can't get rid of the bright patches does anyone know how to do that other than buying a better camera?:lol:

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    well the 2nd pic looks better.. but you should try to get it looking close to what your eye sees. Tank is looking great btw :)
     
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    The second pic is bown out, too much contrast and colour inhancement.

    Look at the black/dark areas, like the Coral beauty, lost all detail.
     
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    the bright areas are burnt out... Overexposure causes you to loose all the pixels in that area so you have nothing to work with...
     
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    Thanks Tremayn.

    Thats what I thought but I just can't seem to get it right.

    I don't think you can do that with my camera its a cheapie.:blush:
     
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    what camera is it MC?
     
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    Its a kodac c190 easyshare. I think it only cosy R1000 and that was a few years ago.
     
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    any camera can over expose some areas of your photo...
     
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    Thanks butcherman i will try that.
     
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    To avoid over exposing you image refer to page 24 of the manual and see exposure compensation. To make the image darker you need to adjust it to the negative and try.
     
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    Are you talking about the gimp manual or the camera manual?
     
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    camera manual ;) i think
     
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    I don't think I still have it I will see if I can find it online.
     
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    Thanks.:thumbup:
     
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    I figured out how to use the exposure compensation it works really well.:)
    I took Tremayn's advice and tried to make it look more like what my eye sees, not perfect but much better.


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    Did you take a new picture, or just work with the original more?
     
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    Much better.
     

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