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Old 05-22-2005, 11:31 PM
AtlanaAnna AtlanaAnna is offline
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About the only tools I know a little about how to use are the Levels and Curves tools. I did a little with this picture but I think it looks overly green. Opinions? Suggestions?
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:42 AM
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I will suggest you to post your picture in JPG format instead of the GIF format which is inadequate to display photography due to his 256 color limit. For a brief description of commonly used graphics file formats:
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:22 AM
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Green Photo

I converted the file to 8 bit color, in Photoshop used Image/Adjustment/Variations and added Red. Incidentally using Image/Adjustments/Autocolor worked ok also. I saved the image as a jpg file. I also used the Reduce Noise filter in Photoshop CS2.

It is important to use jpg instead of gif. The file sizes can be larger too.
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Old 05-23-2005, 03:56 AM
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Hi Anna, are you able to post the original scan? The picture does look a bit green, but the red and blue tops also look very oversaturated. The levels of your file look a bit screwed up - so I think working from the original could be a good idea.

In the attached I seperately reduced saturation and lightness for reds and blues in hue/saturation, as well as reducing slightly green overall.
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:48 AM
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I agree with Jaime. The problem with this one is the GIF's limited colors. The spiked histogram on Caitlins post means there's pixel information missing.

If you haven't done so, read about SCANTIPS.COM- Image file format and which to use

Here's a little summary of it:
For Photographic images
- best quality for archived master: TIFF or PNG format
- smallest file size: JPG format
- maximum compatibility: TIFF or JPG format
- worst choice: GIF format

I'm sure a lot of people here will be able to solve your problem after your JPG post.

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