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Snapseed effects

Oct 7, 2014, 10:24
Post: #1
Snapseed effects
Hi All

I take a lot of photos of Victoria Falls, and normally use the Gimp to colour correct them. There is often a lot of spray, which can add glare to the photos during bright sunlight. I've experimented with snapseed, applying HDR filter (between a strength of 30 and 40, smoothing about 30, then reducing brightness and increasing shadows in the "tune image" section, for those that are interested)
This helps to reduce the glare and the histogram ends up a more acceptable shape.

I use ND and polarising filters as required. Apart from taking better photos, does anyone know how to replicate some of these actions, or anything I can do in the Gimp to achieve similar results?

I'm attaching two photos - I hope they come up in the right order. The first is after colour correcting a bit in the Gimp, the second is after adjusting it in snapseed.

I hope this makes sense. I've searched and can't find any topics where this has been addressed - if I've missed any, please let me know.

Thanks a lot.

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Oct 7, 2014, 11:29
Post: #2
RE: Snapseed effects
(Oct 7, 2014 11:00)ofnuts Wrote:  You can get a sort of fake HDR using Tools->GEGL operations->C2G. This filter creates a grayscale version of your image with enhanced contrast. It is CPU hungry, so first disable the preview and increase the radius (the larger, the less grainy the result). Play with the parameters and be patient...

Once you have something that looks right, add the original as another layer over it and set it to "Color" mode.

Thanks a lot. I will try that.
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Oct 7, 2014, 18:35
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RE: Snapseed effects
Thanks Ofnuts

Lots to play with now!
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