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I use very simple, low-end software that came with my camera and scanner
plus the Picture It Platinum graphics program. I do not feel I am
qualified to offer good reliable advice or instructions on how to use the
more complex photo software. However, I will give a few tips anyone
may try that will add to the enjoyment of digital photography.
This is the original, raw, image.
Note this is not the identical
image used to create the final image to the right. The original was
A bit of cropping and a bit of darkening
makes a better photo.
This plant was on a shelf of my plant
First, I tried flash.
The next shot, was with the wrong light
setting on my camera.
This shot was the best of the session,
but still did not show the proper colors.
This is the result of the software program,
using a color balance filter to remove a bit of green. I also cropped
the photo a bit to eliminate the pot rim in the original photo.
This photo displays a bit too much contrast
between the purple and pink areas of the blossoms.
This is the photo made with the wrong
Look at what the software program was
able to do. I removed some red and blue and found this gave the most
accurate color and values within the blossoms, although the foliage may
be a bit too green.
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