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Posted by WiseAcre on Dec 2nd, 2008

License to Cheat

2008
Dec 2

I don’t usually cheat but sometimes I can’t resist. I do have a license but still I believe it’s best to admit it before getting caught. I don’t think editing by cropping, sharpening re-sized images and adjusting gamma (lightness or darkness) by a bit is cheating. But using some image tools to go way beyond and bring out things that wasn’t there in the original photo goes too far.

There wasn’t much I could do with the sunshine but I did tweak this photo just a little bit. I couldn’t say what I did now. It was edited a couple days ago and I forgot exactly what ‘tool’ I used in Paint Shop Pro. (an old version – 5)

Sunshine and Moss

In the next Photo set I used the Hue/Saturation/Lightness tool – exact settings have been lost to memory again. But hey at least I remembered what tool I used to get the effect.

Basswood Sky - beforeBasswood Sky – before editing

I don’t really know what I’m doing besides just fooling around. Most of time fiddling around doesn’t produce anything worthwhile

Basswood Sky - afterBasswood Sky – after editig

On rare occasions I get surprised when something I do ‘works’. I was so happy with the results this time I couldn’t wait to show it off. First place I put it was on my desktop. Now you can too.

OH YEA. I did say I had a license. I don’t think anyone really needs to see it but just in case here it is. It allows me to do anything I don’t get caught at.

WiseAcre License

As usual I sized some images 1024 x 768 and linked to them so you can get a closer look. This time one of the shots might prove good enough to use as your desktop background.