02 January 2009

Contrast


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My quick fix using Windows Photo Gallery for Vista, which is admittedly rather like copyediting with a Sharpie.


Picnik's auto-fix. The high contrast looks better, but I'm not sure that I like it better. It's not quite what I remember seeing. Does that make any sense?

10 Comments:

At 02 January, 2009 22:34, Blogger Eric Allix Rogers said...

Yes, it makes perfect sense. I struggle some with editing like that, but I generally prefer to make things look better, as long as they still look plausible. I usually up the saturation, and sometimes up the contrast too.

 
At 03 January, 2009 13:05, Blogger reub2000 said...

How about this? Just a bit of adjustments in the gimp.

Most images can benefit from a gentle s-curve. Plus I also up the saturation, and apply sharpening.

 
At 03 January, 2009 13:26, Blogger Jennifer said...

Hmm.

 
At 03 January, 2009 13:27, Blogger Eric Allix Rogers said...

Uh, what is the S-curve? It just makes me think of a certain part of Lake Shore Drive that no longer exists.

 
At 03 January, 2009 13:36, Blogger Jennifer said...

I assumed that referred to the compositional element. I guess I'm wrong?

 
At 03 January, 2009 18:38, Blogger Mark said...

LMAO! An s-curve is a way to up the contrast of an image. It's a reference to the shape formed in the curves tool of an image editor.

 
At 03 January, 2009 18:51, Anonymous russ said...

GIMP (and Photoshop as well) allow you to adjust brightness/contrast with a curve. In GIMP, you would select Curves from the Colors menu.

 
At 03 January, 2009 23:05, Anonymous TylerEss said...

I would assume he was referring to the 'curves' tool in photo editing software. It starts out as linear progression but if you make the curve look more like the letter S reflected across the main diagonal then you get more contrast in the image.

 
At 04 January, 2009 12:23, Blogger Eric Allix Rogers said...

I'm LMAO that people assume I load and edit photos individually in Photoshop. I do have other things to do with my life!

 
At 04 January, 2009 12:41, Blogger reub2000 said...

No it's funny that you brought up the former alignment of lsd.

 

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