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Posted 1/28/2013 by SDeven in General Scrappin'

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PeaNut 65,852
January 2003
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Loc: Nashville, TN!

Posted: 1/28/2013 7:55:17 PM
I have some pictures of red and white cards that I'm trying to edit...and clearly I need some help.

The white is too bright and the red is almost black. I need to adjust something but I don't know what.

I have a free software edit program that normally works fine (Photo Scape)...but red and white seem to be beyond it's auto capabilities. I don't want a big hairy program...

Anyone have advice?


PeaNut 538,186
January 2012
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Loc: Texas

Posted: 1/28/2013 9:32:56 PM
This may be one of those times that you get what you pay for....Photoshop Elements isn't really all that expensive for what you get and it is pretty easy to use. That being said, if your photo is over exposed it's going to be hard to correct especially if it insn't in RAW format.

You might have a look at Picasa and try selecting the white for the white balance point.


Gone Walkabout

PeaNut 4,068
April 2000
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Loc: Aussie in SC. USA

Posted: 1/28/2013 9:53:44 PM
Sounds like the levels are really off. But I agree, it might be hard to correct.

I can give it a shot if you want to send a copy to me. I have PS, might be able to do something for you. If so, just shoot a quick peamail and I'll send you my email address.


PeaNut 567,699
September 2012
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Loc: NJ

Posted: 1/29/2013 4:20:49 AM
You can DL a free trial of photoshop elements 11 and while working in there software they make it easy to learn there's three different options you can use 1 quick edit, 2 guided edit & 3 advance edit..
If you use the 1 or 2 it will auto correct the photo for you all the options to correct the photo will be displayed on the right side of the screen! Good luck HTH

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