Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video White balancing a photo, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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When you take a picture, the camera attempts to white balance.…Now, most of you shoot with an auto white balance, where the camera measures the…scene, and attempts to properly expose for the color temperature.…On a scientific scale, this often involves the degrees Kelvin, and what happens…here is that the color of light is measured, and then the camera compensates.…If you're under sunlight, candlelight, fluorescent lighting, everything looks a…bit different, especially to the camera.…Now, if you're in mixed lighting situations, or your camera doesn't measure…properly, you may have to fix the white balance after the fact.…
This photo isn't bad, but what I want to do is zoom in.…So I'll mouse over here, and press 2 to go to 200%, and I'm looking for…something that's white.…Taking the eyedropper here and clicking, you'll see that the camera…dramatically changes.…Now, that particular area I zoomed in on focus wasn't really tightly focused, but that's okay.…I was focused more for the mid-ground here, and given the size that I'm going to…
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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