11 thoughts on “Editing Broken Images

  1. That is one of the things that I really like about digital photography versus film. You take a lot more images so you get a lot more duds but instead of chucking them out you can play around with them for fun because you can’t really make them worse and if you don’t like the result you just delete.

    1. Exactly. And on top of that you get an eye for it, what could be fixable, what not, or if an artsy look would work. Or you discover new techniques to edit images. I still delete many photos, but often I get an idea like “Hey, I could hide the issues by making it look like a painting” or “It will most likely look much better in black and white” and so on. And as you said, if things still don’t look good, well, then I just delete it, who cares ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow, that is amazing! Very inspiring. I have never thought of that before ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m very new to editing pictures so. Do you have a certain “approach” you take for a picture like this? Like, a list of things you often do to it? If that makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. No, this is difficult to answer because every picture has individual problems. But in case the picture is overall good, it’s often that I just adjust the blacks, the whites, the shadows, the highlights and so. But when the picture is bad, there is a lot more to do than that. So, it really depends on the image. I mentioned a couple of things that I did change with the image in the post. ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Right of course I see. Sorry, I did not mean for it to come off as if I haven’t read the things you listed ๐Ÿ™‚ Was just wondering, for someone totally new to the concept, how to go about it. Like a “5 steps” kinda thing ๐Ÿ™‚ But yeah, every picture is unique, naturally.

        Maybe I’ll actually try to take a picture similar to that one, and then edit it as you describe ๐Ÿ™‚ I really love the idea of making it into an art this way. I would adore to have a whole photo album with pictures of the nature around our home shown this way.

        Thank you for the swift response ๐Ÿ™‚ Any particular programs you prefer using for editting?

        1. Don’t worry, I didn’t think that ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah the problems are often unique so that there is no clear step by step plan.

          I wrote so many tutorials about technology things and PC games on my blog, you remind me that I should also start to write some guides about photo editing. I actually always wanted to do that, but due to the individual software solutions, and photo problems I always found it difficult to start. Maybe I should write about individual editing techniques some day, with example images.

          I do agree with you, using own pictures might be cool. I refurbished my home and I was thinking about printing some of my nature photos to hang them in a frame on the wall.

          My favorite tools for photo editing are Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Recently I used Adobe Lightroom more often because Photoshop is a bit over the top for photo editing. Lightroom however is the photographers solution, it just has the things on board that a photographer needs and no fancy extra features. So, for more complex editing Photoshop is still a good suggestion, but Lightroom absolutely will do it and is a more handy tool because it’s tailored for photographers and not graphic designers. With Lightroom I use a free plugin pack from Google, the Nik Collection: https://www.google.com/nikcollection/ because this free plugin pack comes with many awesome filters that you can easily apply to your images, and that allow you to adjust even more things. Each filter can be customized, and on this way you can make really fancy changes to your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

        2. Oh thank you so for the indepth reply there ๐Ÿ™‚

          I see, I have just been using the program that came with my Nikon camera. Thank you for the recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚

          That’d be a great thing to write about, those individual editing techniques some day, I’d love to read that. But yeah, I just found your blog a few days ago, so I am sure I have plenty of things to explore on it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you again.

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