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Old 07-17-2008, 11:41 AM
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Can I fix this photo? (Dark Photo)

I took this photo (my grandson) and it cam out very dark… It was a quick snapshot. BUT I love his expression I would like to keep the integrity of the photo without loosing too much of the color or grain. It was taken at 1600 iso… not flash because I was in a hospital (for his new born sister!).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5347970...77655072/meta/

I hope you can view the photo.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks,
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:49 AM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

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I took this photo (my grandson) and it cam out very dark… It was a quick snapshot. BUT I love his expression I would like to keep the integrity of the photo without loosing too much of the color or grain. It was taken at 1600 iso… not flash because I was in a hospital (for his new born sister!).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/5347970...77655072/meta/

I hope you can view the photo.

Can anyone help me?

Thanks,
-p
Here is the attache photo
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:52 AM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

That is a great photo and can be fixed several different ways. Its too dark and too yellow.

What I did is I added a curves adjustment layer (you can just copy the layer as is I might add) and I used a screen blending mode. I copied that layer again which brought back the luminosity. To decrease the yellow I used image adjustment variations and adjusted the color to what seemed to be ok.

Finally on the left side of his nose I used a selective color adjustment layer to decrease the yellow in the yellow.

It probably should be cropped too. Hey its a great photo.
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Old 07-17-2008, 12:50 PM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

Not quite as good as Phils' but used the free "Adobe Photoshop Express"
(click here to go there) you need to sign up but it is free..
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Old 07-17-2008, 01:03 PM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

Thak all!!! Sorry about posting a link.

Thanks phil I'll try that... I have ps7

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Old 07-17-2008, 02:55 PM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

Cute kid, nice pic. Had to have a go.

Neat Image, levels, selective color, hiraloam & smart sharpening, smart blur.

dc
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:33 PM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

hey DC how did you smooth out the skin...

phil thanks for the tips this is the one I did of my grandson...

still too dark
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Old 07-17-2008, 10:09 PM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

plove53 , you will have to probably play selectively with the colors,
& use some noise reducing software
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:20 AM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

This is my try.

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Old 07-18-2008, 01:26 AM
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Re: Can I fix this photo?

This was done in ACR with a few quick adjustments. You can get the program free from Adobe if you have Photoshop.
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