Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing an underexposed photo, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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When shooting outdoors, particularly if shooting JPEG, it's generally a safer…idea to slightly underexpose.…In other words, the image comes out a bit dark in the camera itself.…This is good, though, because it protects the highlights, and prevents the image…from blowing out, or clipping.…As you see here, I'm just slightly underexposed.…Notice that the bulk of the image here is pushed to the left for the histogram.…Now, I'm going to press C to crop first, and just crop this to a shape that's desired.…
We'll switch that to landscape.…Putting our subject right at the middle of the intersection there; tighten up just a little.…Here we go, and that feels pretty good.…Sometimes I'll crop first, so I'm really making adjustments based on just the…area I'm going to use.…And the histogram looks a little bit different, in this case, because less of the…dark areas are included.…Now, dragging the middle slider opens up those midtones.…Pulling the black slider in restores some of the contrast, and if we pull the…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments