DARKER BLACK, LIGHTER WHITE

IN THE SEC­OND OF THE SE­RIES ON EDIT­ING PHO­TOGRAPHS ON ADOBE PHO­TO­SHOP, WE DEAL WITH THE DY­NAM­ICS OF BRIGHT­NESS AND CON­TRAST.

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - DIGITAL LIFE - TEXT & PHO­TO­GRAPH BY RA­JWANT RAWAT

There are times when you feel a lit­tle dis­ap­pointed when you down­load the im­ages you have clicked and look at them on the com­puter screen. What looked like a pass­ably good photo on the cam­era LCD now looks a bit washed out. Or you can now dis­cern the harsh light and dark shad­ows more clearly. Some­times you see to your dis­may that your flash il­lu­mi­na­tion wasn’t bright enough to make ev­ery face in the pho­to­graph cheery enough. Don’t worry, your pho­tos can still be re­deemed.

There are dif­fer­ent soft­ware avail­able to han­dle these photography prob­lems. Es­sen­tially, since light is a mix­ture of all colours, the soft­ware en­hances dif­fer­ent hues to cre­ate some­thing that could help the im­age. The most pop­u­lar of such soft­ware is Adobe Pho­to­shop. In the De­cem­ber is­sue of G&G, we looked at how to use Pho­to­shop to cor­rect colour dis­tor­tions in pho­tographs. This month, let us see how bright­ness and con­trast can be ma­nip­u­lated to give you more pleas­ing im­ages. There is also a plus at the end: how do you wa­ter­mark your pho­to­graph?

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