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adjust clarity of image?

Aug 28, 2011, 16:59
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adjust clarity of image?
how do I make an image look more clear... I have an image I want to put on Facebook, it isn't blurry or anything, but I want to make it look like the best image I have on Facebook, it's going on my profile pic, how do I adjust the clarity of an image to make it look super nice...
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Aug 28, 2011, 17:31
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RE: adjust clarity of image?
(Aug 28, 2011 16:59)justinrpg Wrote:  how do I make an image look more clear... I have an image I want to put on Facebook, it isn't blurry or anything, but I want to make it look like the best image I have on Facebook, it's going on my profile pic, how do I adjust the clarity of an image to make it look super nice...
The two basic things you can do are:
- add more contrast (Colors/Brightness-contrast). But don't overdo it.
- sharpen the image (if you scale it down, do this after the scale down): the basic filter is Filters/Enhance/Sharpen, a somewhat better option if Filter/Enhance/Unsharp Mask (depite its name). For the latter, there are basically two choices: large radius and small amount (5.0 and 0.5), which is the default), or small radius and larger amount (1.0 and 1.0). Check the uniform area of the picture (sky, walls...) for noise (the filter also increases noise), and increase the Threshold (the 3rd slider) to make that noise disappear. If it's a portrait, the sharpening will apply to all little skin defects, so beware Smile You can make a selection so that it only applies where it is important (eyes).

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