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    First go at PP in Gimp

    First time venturing beyond Canon's DPP. Pretty steep learning curve with the concepts and the program!

    Before (straight conversion from RAW to jpeg):


    Only 2 changes - levels - simple change for the RH slider to the edge of the histogram, and USM - radius 7, amount 1.0, threshold 10.

    After:


    Did I overdo it? The result looks a little grainy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowA View Post
    Did I overdo it? The result looks a little grainy to me.
    I don't think you have over done it at all. Your basic processing has worked well and really given it a lift.

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    The issue here isnt levels, it's exposure, can you adjust that up by a stop ?
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    Thanks for the suggestion Darren.

    I tried it again, from scratch. This time, in UFRaw I adjusted the Ev using the auto function. It upped it considerably. In Gimp I looked at the levels, but the histogram had shifted to the right so there was no slider adjustment required. Same USM as before.

    For personal taste I think it looks a touch bright to me now.


    I then had another go - this time no Ev adjustment at all in UFRaw, but levels and (this time) colour curve in Gimp, USM as before. I think I like this last one more.


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    I think your monitor might be too dark, your first adjustment to me looks closer to what I would expect

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    haha.. could well be! That's another variable to chuck into the mix; will go have a hunt for calibration threads around here.

    Thanks for looking again, much appreciated.

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