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Old 05-17-2006, 03:00 PM
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Heelo everyone,

I started on a picture this morning useing the Gimp 2. I used a easy picture to restore for my first attemp. So far all I used was the blur and clone tools. Although it turned out ok should I have used some of the other tools instead, or was this picture to easy to easy for the first pic to use? Is there a way to get better color on this pic?

Thanks for any advice you can give..

Sharon
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Old 05-17-2006, 04:42 PM
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I took your second picture and did an "Auto Color" on it in Photoshop
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:06 PM
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wow Swampy it looks great. Do you know if there is something on Gimp 2 that does this?

Thank you
Sharon
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Old 05-17-2006, 06:19 PM
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Auto Color for Gimp

To use the auto color feature in Gimp...

Layer > Color > Auto

If you want to have more control and not use the auto color feature, check out this page of the Gimp manual that tells you a bit more about the various tools available to fine tune the color of your image.

http://docs.gimp.org/en/ch06s04s03.html

As you are a beginner, the auto colors and levels are the easiest to use, but as you become more comfortable you may want to try out some of the other features for better results.

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Old 05-17-2006, 06:30 PM
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Hi Sharon "Newgimper"

of course you can with Gimp realize such "automatic"
corrections (look in image menu Layers - Colours - here you find many
usefull tools, the most interesting are: Curves and Levels,with them you
can change/adjust colours with more control than with "automatic" tools,
test how they work - you have preview, so you can manipulate as long as you find
something ok.)

Sharon, on the beginning you may work a bit with very good tutorials on this site:

www.gimpguru.org

they are good, because this nice guy not only shows how to do each step, but
he also explains "why", and "how it works", and gives tips for further reading.
Maybe you find there something interesting for you.
You may also read the Help files from Gimp - most of the tools are explained.
So try, experiment and have fun
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:55 PM
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Kenny and Barbara,

Thanks for the helpful advice. I'll check out that website.

Sharon
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:40 PM
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"and, she's off and running..." glad to see you starting right in, sharon and glad to see there's some other gimp folks around

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Old 05-18-2006, 12:40 AM
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LOL Craig,

It good to know that you haven't left me and are keeping a check on me. Don't go far cause I may be callin for you soon.

Thanks for all
Sharon
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