there are several ways to lighten up shadows, which to choose is difficult
to say without the image. If you send me the image (RAW and your tiff) I
would love to give them a try in my video podcast at http://meetthegimp.org.
On Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Tom <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:
> What went wrong with the below photo when I tried to increase the
> on the the darkest portions of the below photo? And what is a good way to
> selectively lighten the dark shadow areas of a photo?
> What I did
> 1. Created a 16bit tiff from a Canon CR2 RAW
> 2. Opened the photo in GIMP.
> 3. Made a new layer
> 4. Selected a dark part with the color selection tool which selected all
> darkest parts of the photo as can be seen below.
> 5. Opened Colors/Brightness-Contrast
> 6. Increased the Brightness
> which yielded the below disastrous results. The selected parts just turned
> solid gray.
> Tom (via www.gimpusers.com)
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