On Fri, 2012-04-13 at 16:50 -0700, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> It appears to me that virtually every photograph I have ever manipulated
> using GIMP has looked better after applying GIMP's Colors->Levels->Auto to it.
They often do, especially with lower-end or older cameras.
They may look even better if you click the auto button in levels" then
do "edit as curves" and move th curves back slightly, as levels/auto
clips the highlights and shadows very slightly.
> Now, I have a batch of about 80+ scans of old family photos that I would
> like to apply this process to en mass.
there's a gimp batch processor in the gimp registry on gimp.org.
You could also try imagemagick, or (at least on Linux) maybe darktable
can do it, if it's packaged for your distribution.
Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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