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Posted By Subodh on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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The first step to freezing a memory is a good camera. Also required are photographic nerves, passion and a great feel for the world around you. Last? Post-processing. Here’s a small preview of how even a little post processing can go a long way in adding ‘the zing’ to your pictures (The module below works best for images downloaded from point and shoot digital cameras).

And since everybody seems to be complaining about how long my posts have been of late, I’ll keep things simple. Just remember you can’t upload a photo (not yet). Use a URL of a photo that is already hosted somewhere below…


 

Just a quick throw-away piece of code…  Let me know in the comments if it helped change your mind or, if you need something more?

Some samples below:

Before After
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Photo credits: ‘The sun kissed me on the cheek’ by
                         Aye Ayee Captain
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Photo credits: ‘A Red squirrel’ by Yathin
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Also, do check out the amazing pictures taken by Yathin and Aye Ayee Captain. Truly talented people!

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    Prasanna Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 11:22 PM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    Ah! I need to have my pictures in a public place to use this tool... Can I not paste my image into a DHTML control and you grab it from there? :-P

    Cool stuff!

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    Subodh Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 11:34 PM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    I could possibly add an image upload in the demo above. Depends if its needed. What more features/if any would you want?
    And no, I'm going to stay away from the DHTMLEdit or DHTMLSafe .. at least for a while happy

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    bipin Wednesday, November 19, 2008 at 11:56 PM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    Nice! I tried a few, and have some mixed responses:

    This works really well: But" rel="nofollow">as.wn.com/i/1a/c3ebfbcb5caabc.jpg
    But
    " rel="nofollow">as.wn.com/i/1a/c3ebfbcb5caabc.jpg
    But on this ... ummmn .. perhaps it's doing a bit too much? farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2277345651_7401e7b1cd.jpg?v=0" rel="nofollow">farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2277345651_7401e7b1cd.jpg?v=0

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    Subodh Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 12:34 AM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2386/2277345651_7401e7b1cd.jpg?v=0 seems to have a perfect histogram! I wouldn't even modify it. What others worked/didn't work for you? I'm curious.

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    yathin.livejournal.com Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 10:11 PM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    This is awesome stuff but I found the colors to be a bit off from the original for some of the pictures - like in this image: farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2794474888_bfcc07a42a_o.jpg" rel="nofollow">farm4.static.flickr.com/3166/2794474888_bfcc07a42a_o.jpg However, I love the ability to quickly enhance images and see what looks best!

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      Subodh Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 3:58 PM
      Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
      @yathin.livejournal.com

      Sir, since all of your photos are high quality, best of the best, as close to the real world as possible, this tool will probably not be that useful. (combined with the fact that you are an ace)

      For the rest of us, who own point and shoot digital cameras and have not so great photographic skills, quick and dirty tricks like these can sometimes help.

      Also, not every photograph needs enhancement. And sometimes, a vivid looking photo is better than a natural photo. It works both ways happy

      So, what more enhancements would you want to preview with if you had to quickly sample some of the effects?

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    Anand Friday, November 21, 2008 at 5:26 AM
    Re: Enhance your photos in 2 minutes
    Tried with this image .. i.indiafm.com/posters/katrina/katrina57.jpg" rel="nofollow">i.indiafm.com/posters/katrina/katrina57.jpg. Looks better with the histogram normalization

  
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