Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP by Phillip Whitt

By Phillip Whitt

Starting picture Retouching & recovery utilizing GIMP teaches the reader how you can in attaining specialist effects utilizing this excessive finish snapshot editor. you will tips on how to do every thing from making boring photos "pop" to resurrecting badly broken pictures deemed past any wish of rescue. there isn't any have to shell out reliable funds month after month for the "big name" software program package deal. GIMP 2.8 is a world-class picture editor that wields nearly as a lot strength, and is totally unfastened! studying the paintings of picture retouching and recovery is enjoyable and worthwhile. Reclaim these precious photos from the ravages of time and forget, and cross them directly to destiny generations. starting photograph Retouching & recovery utilizing GIMP offers you a big selection of enhancing routines that will help you enhance a excessive measure of talent.

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But what if you are confronted with an old 16" × 20" portrait? If you have large photographs to contend with, there are options available to enable you to digitize them, in order to transfer them to your computer, so that you can edit them. info Chapter 2 ■ Digitizing Your Photos, Slides, and Negatives Find a Service Provider When you have to digitize a large photograph, check with the local photo labs or with photographers who offer copy services. They can photograph your image and either provide you with a copy negative or a digital file (which is preferable).

2. Select the Rotate tool (Shift + R). In Tool Options, make sure that the Corrective (Backward) button is active and that Crop to result is active. Set the number of lines to 25. Move the slider until the closest guide is parallel to the horizon line (Figure 2-14). info Chapter 2 ■ Digitizing Your Photos, Slides, and Negatives Figure 2-14. Using guides to aid in leveling the horizon line 3. Now the image is straightened—and looks much better (Figure 2-15). Figure 2-15. info Chapter 2 ■ Digitizing Your Photos, Slides, and Negatives 4.

This is especially true with transparencies—even the smallest dust particles will stand out. Use caution when brushing off original materials. If the emulsion is flaking or loose, you could make the damage even worse. Figure 2-1. Keeping cleaning articles near your scanner is a good idea ■■Note When cleaning your scanner, spray the cleaning fluid on the cloth and not on the glass platen. This will prevent the cleaning fluid from running into the seams of your scanner, which could possibly damage it.

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