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Old Oct 28, 2010, 11:42 PM   #1
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I took this with an old olympus camera and it turned out better than my KM7D, whats up with that?
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:27 PM   #2
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This is what happens with my edit program, I think it is too much something or other.....
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 2:17 PM   #3
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something is really messed up with the colors here. what does the original look like
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Old Oct 29, 2010, 3:09 PM   #4
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If you're looking for a good editing program that's free, I really like Faststone...
It works on Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista and Windows 7...

FastStone Image Viewer 4.2
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

I gave your image a really quick adjustment using Faststone... Upped
sharpnes and contrast, lowered brightness and saturation...



I probably over sharpened just a bit but it was quick just for an example...
I will delete it if you'd like, just trying to give you some ideas...

Give it a try yourself and see what you think...

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Old Nov 5, 2010, 2:36 PM   #5
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If you're looking for a good editing program that's free, I really like Faststone...
It works on Windows 98, ME, XP, Vista and Windows 7...

FastStone Image Viewer 4.2
http://www.faststone.org/FSViewerDetail.htm

I gave your image a really quick adjustment using Faststone... Upped
sharpnes and contrast, lowered brightness and saturation...



I probably over sharpened just a bit but it was quick just for an example...
I will delete it if you'd like, just trying to give you some ideas...

Give it a try yourself and see what you think...
Oh no, Please do not delete your fix, it gives me (and possibly others) the benifit of your expert opinion and technique. I would prefer you to leave it if you don't mind. Thank you also for the link to the faststone program I will try it.
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Old Nov 5, 2010, 2:47 PM   #6
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Hards80, here is the origional without all that editing
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Old Nov 5, 2010, 4:37 PM   #7
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It appears that the first thing to correct would be the color cast. This can be seen by the color of the terracotta pot in the b/g. Shifting away from the green will help bring the color back into balance, and adding a little contrast will give it stronger color.
My adjustment with Photoimpact:
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Thanks VTphotog, as I remember it, that is a lot closer to what I saw origionally when tempted to take the pic. May I keep your fix (or download it) so I can send it to my friends? I will give you credit for editing of course..
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Old Nov 5, 2010, 4:55 PM   #9
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by the way, here is what I have been doing with some of the pics I can do nothing else with...LOL
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Old Nov 5, 2010, 7:28 PM   #10
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It is your photo, after all, to do with what you want. All I did was a bit of adjusting of color and contrast. Since you have mentioned you are pretty new to this, I gave my thoughts and method, as well as the picture. You should be able to get the same, or better results with your editing program. If I wasn't clear, let me know.

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