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Image doctoring

Postby Thomas52 » Wed May 02, 2012 6:30 pm

I have a really poor image at Image at http://www.adkins9.net/media/MargBanker1781.jpg that is beyond my skill level - I can do some minor enhancing with Picasa, but don't have Photoshop. Any suggestions or advice on where to start?
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Re: Image doctoring

Postby Thomas52 » Wed May 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Sorry, I didn't realize the image has the imprint - trying again...
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Re: Image doctoring

Postby shreader » Wed May 02, 2012 10:27 pm

MS Office has a thing called "Picture Manager", if you have MS Office installed
one can adjust the contrast, brightness & Midtone or can also auto correct (which works sometime).

I just tried it & it does help the pic a little bit, it also darkend it.
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Re: Image doctoring

Postby Thomas52 » Wed May 02, 2012 10:39 pm

Thanks, more to learn ~~ :-)
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Re: Image doctoring

Postby shreader » Fri May 04, 2012 3:32 pm

I subscrebe to a newsletter called WindowsSecrets, this week they have a story:

Best Software
Free photo-editing tools do more than ever
By Lincoln Spector
When digital photos need fixing, having the right tools at hand — and knowing how to use them — can make the process fun and pleasing.

If you're not inclined to spend much on a photo editor, the latest free editing apps provide some surprisingly powerful tools.

*Here are acouple they mention:
Paint.net: Getting down to business

It's amazing what can be fit into a small package. Once installed (download page), Paint.net takes up only about 20MB of disk space. Yet the application is a surprisingly powerful and versatile image-editing tool.
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FotoFlexer: Have fun while you fix your photos

If your goal is quick photo fixes, or you don't want to install another program, FotoFlexer is worth a try. This Cloud-based service, financed with advertising (which is only occasionally annoying), offers a significant set of photo manipulation tools. And it's exceptionally easy to use.

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Re: Image doctoring

Postby Thomas52 » Fri May 04, 2012 4:23 pm

Thank you.
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