Topic: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

How to make a DULL photo come alive?
If you want an instant, all-in-one enhancement made to your photo, use the Enhance Photo! service. It will perform color correction, lighting and contrast correction and saturation adjustment immediately after you upload your image.

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So how does it work? Just upload a photo into the service either from your computer or via an URL:


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...and see your image immediately corrected!

To learn more about how to use the Enhance Photo! service, look through this tutorial.




You can also make adjustments to image saturation, contrast and color temperature in Online Photo! Editor service. To do so, use the Adjust Saturation, Enhance Color and Color Temperature tools:

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Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

Hi, i am learning a lot of new things on this forum. Especially i love the editor which is amazingly advanced. Your example is very helpful to make dull image alive. I have many picnic photos and most of them are dull.. Now, i am going to make them alive.

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Nice tutorial! I have applied the process and able to do it. Having with nice mood after successful implementation.  smile

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t.training001 wrote:

Nice tutorial! I have applied the process and able to do it. Having with nice mood after successful implementation.  smile


Dear t.training001!

We are so happy to be of assistance to you!

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Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

Wow, just tried it there, makes a major difference to the pictures! Thanks! smile

Laura

Last edited by Laura999 (2014-02-09 23:21:20)

Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness

Background

At first glance, it might seem that doing an article on the four most common image controls would be a waste of time. After all, brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness are often thought to be the simplest controls as they've been around as long as the color TV. People often overlook the fact that all four are related, however, and changing any one of them can change the other three. Do you know how they are related and how you are changing the balance of brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness by only changing one of the three parameters? Let's take a look.

Brightness

Brightness is generally thought to be the simplest in concept. Just make the image brighter or darker by a specified amount, right? First we must distinguish between true brightness and something else called

Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

Next I want to talk to you about setting Hue / Saturation settings. First I want you to understand the definitions of each of these terms.

Hue: Hue is the aspect of color which is described as “red” or “yellow” etc. It is one of the three main attributes of perceived color. The other two are saturation and brightness.

Saturation: purity or strength of color, due to the absence of black, white or gray.

Brightness: Color brightness has to do with the amount of light added to a color.

Before you start using the hue / saturation tool I want to caution you with going overboard with it. Amateur photographers will often discover these tools and then overuse them so much that their photographs become unrealistic looking. This is fine if you are going for a surreal look, but if you’re looking for photographic enhancements then use this tool with extreme caution.

The purpose of the tool is to alter the vibrancy of the colors in the photograph. You can choose to either enhance dull colors or artificially dull bright colors. Both choices can have some interesting visual effects. Take a look at the following photograph for example.

Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

yusha,
thank you for such a detailed explanation of Brightnes, Saturation and Hue terms.
Seems like you have forgotten to paste a picture in your last post, please, fix it if possible.

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Re: Dull photos, or how to adjust color, brightness and saturation

Thanks for your sharing.I like your post