Gimp editing.

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Mc, 2 Nov 2011.

  1. Mc

    Mc

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    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:

    Before
    [​IMG]

    After
    [​IMG]
     
  2. AdS Guest




    to hide all adverts.
  3. Tremayn

    Tremayn

    Joined:
    21 Mar 2010
    Posts:
    5,226
    Likes Received:
    69
    Location:
    Lenasia
    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 :)
     
  4. lIghty

    lIghty

    Joined:
    3 Nov 2007
    Posts:
    5,053
    Likes Received:
    52
    Location:
    Westville, Durban
    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.
     
  5. coswecanfly

    coswecanfly

    Joined:
    26 May 2011
    Posts:
    625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Cape Town
    the bright areas are burnt out... Overexposure causes you to loose all the pixels in that area so you have nothing to work with...
     
  6. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    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:
     
  7. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    what camera is it MC?
     
  8. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    Its a kodac c190 easyshare. I think it only cosy R1000 and that was a few years ago.
     
  9. coswecanfly

    coswecanfly

    Joined:
    26 May 2011
    Posts:
    625
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Cape Town
    any camera can over expose some areas of your photo...
     
  10. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    Last edited by a moderator: 26 Nov 2015
  11. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    Thanks butcherman i will try that.
     
  12. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    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.
     
  13. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    Are you talking about the gimp manual or the camera manual?
     
  14. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    camera manual ;) i think
     
    Last edited: 3 Nov 2011
  15. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    I don't think I still have it I will see if I can find it online.
     
  16. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    Last edited: 3 Nov 2011
    Mc likes this.
  17. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    Thanks.:thumbup:
     
  18. Mc

    Mc Thread Starter

    Joined:
    8 Jun 2011
    Posts:
    2,650
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Benoni
    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.


    [​IMG]
     
  19. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

    Joined:
    7 Sep 2009
    Posts:
    11,626
    Likes Received:
    280
    Location:
    Kempton Park
    Did you take a new picture, or just work with the original more?
     
    Last edited by a moderator: 11 Apr 2016
  20. mariusmeyer

    mariusmeyer

    Joined:
    7 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    3,054
    Likes Received:
    210
    Location:
    Jukskei Park, JHB
    Much better.
     
Recent Posts

Loading...
Similar Threads - Gimp editing Forum Date
Editing your signature Forum Suggestions and Feedback 22 Mar 2014
Video Editing Software Photography 3 Sep 2013
Photo editing Software* Photography 21 Oct 2010
What photo editing software do you use Photography 19 Jan 2010