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First picture of my wife and I. Bad shape

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Old 09-25-2008, 06:40 PM
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Re: First picture of my wife and I. Bad shape

Why spend hours trying to fix a severely underexposed image. If it is a recent picture and everyone is still alive why not take another picture in decent light? When the lighting is bad outdoors go indoors next time.

When you boost the EV for an underexposed image 2 stops as this image needs you are likely to increase by 4x the apparent noise. When in doubt with digital it is better to overexpose 0.5 to 1 EV.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:01 PM
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Re: First picture of my wife and I. Bad shape

Hi, Elkhornsun! That is true about being easier dealing with a slightly overexposed image. The reason I'm fixing this one up is that it is the first picture that me and my wife took together when we were first dating. It just has sentimental value for us. I'm not expecting perfect results, but I do want to make it look as nice as Photoshop will allow.
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