View Full Version : Adding Light to image

18-04-2004, 12:28 AM
I've done this before but completely forgotten how...
I've taken images on a camera but the flash stuffed up and yeah..darkimage... i've done this before by adding "light" to the image and u get to see the picture..

can someone tell me/remind me how to do this :)


18-04-2004, 12:31 AM
What photo editing programs do you have on your comp?

18-04-2004, 12:34 AM
Photoshop 6

Will be installing Photoshop 7 later but if the instructions ur gonna give me works for photoshop 7 please do :)

thanks heaps :D

18-04-2004, 12:41 AM
Photoshop 6 or 7 its the same info.


Then play with the sliders till you like what you see.

the highlander
18-04-2004, 01:53 AM
Use irfanview (a small free graphics graphics programme) download from irfanview.com

Then use its image tools to brighten your picture.
Use gamma correction not brightness to improve dark pictures
then play with contrast.

18-04-2004, 01:55 AM
oh come on,no one who has a copy of photoshop should be refered to infranview.

the highlander
18-04-2004, 02:22 AM
Oh yes they should. Photoshop to do a simple image enhancement is like using a sledgehammer to break eggs.
That aside irfanview is simply too useful to have. Nothing beats it for speed/versatility and price which of course is zero.
Dont get me wrong Photoshop is brilliant and I wish i could afford it (I use Photoshop elements 2 for more serious stuff) but by the time you have opened photoshop, found the tool your looking for, enhanced your pic, convinced it to save as a jpeg or bitmap instead of a psd file then selected your level of optimization, irfan view is finished and your printing the pic.

18-04-2004, 02:31 AM
hmmm,before i wrote my post i jumped into photoshop,opened a pic,went through the steps i described and saved the image.

Took all of 20 or so seconds.

the highlander
18-04-2004, 03:09 AM
19 seconds in irfan view :-)

18-04-2004, 11:26 AM
Whats a second between friends?

I use Picasa myself