May 22, 2012

GIMP – Quick Colour Correction

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Some photos just need a little helping hand to ‘pop’ and really shine. Usually it’s to do with brightness and/or colouration. Here’s a quick and simple way to give your colours a boost.

Here’s my starting photo. It’s a bit ‘flat’:

To give this a quick fix, go to the GIMP menu and choose Colors > Curves. You’ll see this window:

What you want to do is make two points on the line and drag the right one up and the left one down:

This will give us an S-curve:

Which boosts the colours somewhat giving us:

And a final tweak would be to go to the menu and click Colors > Levels, and move the white triangle on the right in to the left. This will brighten the whites up giving us:

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