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Old 01-04-2007, 05:15 AM
Gerald McClaren Gerald McClaren is offline
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Underexposed Photo

Can this photo be salvage? Someone took this photo with the flash in the off position.


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Old 01-04-2007, 09:43 AM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

You can bring back the image with the curve or level adjustment (lighten the dark image) but then the blur is very visable. If you unsharpen it will help a little...

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:54 AM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

This was quick, down and dirty, but I duped the background and changed blending mode to Screen. Duplicated that layer.

I didn't do any other adjustments, but obvoiusly the photo is out of focus.
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Old 01-04-2007, 09:57 AM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

gerald,

i ran a brightness/contrast adjustment layer

then a usm

then a curves adjustment layer

another usm

and a digital camera noise removal.

the image is both under-exposed and out of focus. the under-exposure isnt very hard to correct, but the blurring is troublesome. you might look into some re-focusing software.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:53 AM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

I thanked everyone for their input on this photo. You're right Swampy, I did notice that the photo was out of focus. This photo was taken with a Canon SD600 camera. The other picture with the flash on came out excellent, however, surprisingly when the flash was off, the picture seems to be out of focus. I'll try and see what I can do to improve on it.

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Old 01-04-2007, 02:43 PM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

Well I copied the layer using screen blending mode x 2 like miss swampy, and then copied the top layer and used overlay blending mode on the copied layer and ran a high pass filter on it sharpen it up some.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:37 PM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

Philbach, it looks better than the original. Thanks.

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Old 01-06-2007, 03:57 PM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

Sorry for being pedantic here, but besides being underexposed since the flash didn't fire, this problem with this shot is camera shake rather than a significant focus problem.

My first post by the way; been lurking on and off for a year now. Hi to y'all from Scotland.
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Old 01-06-2007, 05:02 PM
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Re: Underexposed Photo

Hi!, now I know where the blurriness came from, it's from camera shake, whomever took it was shaking like hell.

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