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PICASA TIDBITS

Page history last edited by PBworks 17 years, 2 months ago

BOB & BOB'S  PICASA TIDBITS

 

 

      

 

Which picture do you want in your scrapbook?

 

 

This?

 

 

 

 

Or This?

 

 

 

 

 

The original photo was edited using Google's FREE Picasa Software.  

 

It took 6 Picasa editing steps to produce the final picture.  The results of

 

each step are shown in the pictures below.  Picasa makes rapid work of

 

photo editing.

 

 

 

Here are the six edits in the order that they were made.  You will notice

 

that some of the edits will improve one area while at the same time

 

require some touch-up of a previously made edit.  This is normal

 

and as been with us since the inception of photography.  Photographic

 

editing is an iterative process.  Enjoy the edits.

 

 

 

 

 

Remember This Is The Original Unedited Picture

 

 

 

 

This picture was taken through the front window of a tour bus on the

 

island of St. Kitt.  The first edit we made was to Crop the image to

 

eliminate internal portions of the bus on the left side of the photo. 

 

It is always a good idea to do all the cropping as the first editing

 

correction.  That way you won't be distracted by the "throw-away"

 

areas while you are doing the rest of your editing.  The picture below

 

these comments shows the results of the cropping that we did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next, we adjusted the highlights because it increased the contrast.  It

 

also shed a little light on the areas that are very dark. The results of

 

this edit are shown in picture below these comments.

 

 

 

 

In order to get even more contrast we adjusted the shadows

 

(or dark part) in the picture.  This worked very well, but in doing this

 

we lost some of the detail in the dark areas.  The results of this edit

 

are shown in the photo below these comments.

 

 

 

 

 

We now have a crisp image but need to do something to brighten the

 

dark areas.  Our next edit will be to add some fill lighting.  Fill lighting

 

doesn't lighten the lighter areas as much as it lightens the darker

 

areas of the image. The effects of this edit are shown in the photo

 

below these comments.

 

 

 

 

That looks pretty good but this is the Caribbean and the colors are

 

more vibrant than what is in this image.  Our next edit will be to

 

increase the color saturation.  This will make everything more vibrant. 

 

The results of this edit are shown in the photo below these comments.

 

 

 

 

OK, we have a pretty good picture.  We decide to increase the

 

highlights just a little more so that we lighten the sky and the

 

shadows.  The results of this final edit are shown in the photo

 

below these comments.

 

 

 

 

 

And that is our edit ! ! ! 

 

 

The Rodgers Senior Center regularly offers a PICASA workshop to

 

Huntington Beach Seniors.  The workshop is held in two sessions

 

each lasting three hours.  In the workshop learn how to Organize,

 

Edit, and Share your photos using PICASA.

 

 

 

 So stop by the Front Desk at the Senior Center and sign-up for this

 

really fun class that will reward you with all the beauty that is hidden

 

in your pictures.  

 

 

Did I mention that Google's Picasa Software is FREE

 

 

 

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