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Beginning Photo Retouching and Restoration Using GIMP by Phillip Whitt

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CHAPTER 4

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Color Correction and Restoration

In This Chapter

  • Common Color Problems

  • Color Essentials

  • Correcting Color CastsCorrecting and Restoring Color

Common Color Problems

When color became mainstream, our family photographs took on a new dimension. While monochrome photographs possess an aura of mystery, color photographs have an element of added realism. When we look at an old color family photo in pristine condition, memories rush back (I believe) more completely. We can instantly see the colors in a birthday cake or Halloween costume and relive those moments. Of course, it’s distracting to view a cherished photograph that has faded or ...

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