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Help me for fixing dark photo.

Jul 4, 2014, 00:50 (This post was last modified: Jul 4, 2014 00:55 by jeehyun.)
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Help me for fixing dark photo.
       

Hi
Is there any way to fix sample1(left) like sample2(right)?
Brightness or lighness change killed sky.
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Jul 4, 2014, 00:58
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RE: Help me for fixing dark photo.
Oh I am very sorry. I think I found answer now. I can change curve. Wink
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Jul 4, 2014, 18:54
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RE: Help me for fixing dark photo.
(Jul 4, 2014 00:58)jeehyun Wrote:  Oh I am very sorry. I think I found answer now. I can change curve. Wink

I'm also a fan of using the levels tool. (Colors > Levels)

Push the black (left) anchor right until you start clipping darker areas to black more than you want, then push the white (right) anchor left until you start clipping lighter areas to white more than you want. Finally, use the middle anchor to set the overall look the way you want. If you start getting unwanted color banding, just widen out your black and white anchors a bit.

The same principle exists in curves for the bottom left (black) and upper right (white)--the curves allow greater flexibility than just having a middle anchor but can take a little more finessing. The layers tool is a quicker method with the consequence of being a bit more restrictive.
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Jul 5, 2014, 01:42 (This post was last modified: Jul 5, 2014 06:56 by jeehyun.)
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RE: Help me for fixing dark photo.
I found easier method "highlight and shadow". It is not built in gimp and I use mac. So I can't install this plug in. Instead I can use RawTherapee software for this.
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