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RegisR
04-04-2017, 09:09 PM
So we all want a realistic 'portrayal', but often, I find decades old slides and photo's totally washed out looking. If you were to paint it, it would look 'washed out' and admittedly (IMHO) boring. Because the standard Window's photo software is very limited, I purchased the Corel Paintshop Pro X9 photo software and while I'm still learning, I'm finding it to be very helpful. I used not only the brightness and contrast, but the Hue, the Saturation and even the Fill Light (the Fill Light, made a huge difference, in illuminating the darkened areas). Food for thought and I just wanted to share my experience.

Photo Before:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Apr-2017/1682843-Southern_Pacific_SP_Alco_PA-1_6045_1967.jpg


After:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/04-Apr-2017/1682843-Southern_Pacific_SP_Alco_PA-1_6045_1967_2.jpg

gollum
04-04-2017, 11:00 PM
Have been using PSP for years .... it is a very handy tool and easy to use

For the drawing stage (copy your image) and turn it into grey scale and then play with it to pull a load more detail out of the image

~JMW~
04-04-2017, 11:40 PM
Some free editing programs -

https://www.getpaint.net/index.html
https://www.gimp.org/
http://www.photoscape.org/
https://www.artweaver.de/en/download
http://photofiltre.free.fr/frames_en.htm

Haven't tried it but a Google collection-
https://www.google.com/nikcollection/

This one is interesting too -
http://fotosketcher.com/

Yorky
04-05-2017, 04:08 AM
I have used PsP for years since version 2 and am still learning about it. Recent demo videos from Corel are very good.

Doug

Chas McHugh
04-05-2017, 05:44 AM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/05-Apr-2017/984204-Train.jpg

I subscribe to Photoshop creative cloud and get both Photoshop & Elements for approx 9pm.

Trumper
04-05-2017, 07:53 AM
The after photo is far too saturated for my taste ,i think Chas has got it right.I just use paint shop pro 9 or the Canon dpp software ,i have managed ok with them.

RegisR
04-05-2017, 10:45 AM
The after photo is far too saturated for my taste ,i think Chas has got it right.I just use paint shop pro 9 or the Canon dpp software ,i have managed ok with them.

I have to agree with you on the saturation level. Chas did get that 'balance', right on this one.