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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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Improving low-light photos

Sometimes, we take photos too quickly, and they end up being too dark. There are ways to correct this problem but keep in mind we are dealing with random pictures. Sometimes, we might end up with a grainy photo with washed colors or without contrast. So follow the upcoming steps as a guide, and experiment with different settings until you are satisfied. Sometimes, you can fix your image by changing just the brightness and contrast, sometimes, you have to combine the steps, and sometimes, repeat them.

How to do it...

To improve or brighten low-light images, carry out the following steps (you are free to experiment with the values). Open a dull/dark image that requires brightening, for example the following:

There are three ...

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