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hpr1081 :: Preparing Pictures for Posting with the GIMP

Preparing photographs for posting on a website

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Hosted by Frank Bell on 2012-09-24 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
GIMP, GNU Image Manipulation Program, photography. 1.
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Duration: 00:25:04


Frank Bell describes the process he uses to prepare photographs for posting pictures on his website. The goal of the process is not to transform the pictures, but to enhance them, and includes sharpening, adjusting the contrast and brightness, cropping, and resizing. Frank walks through applying the process to a snapshot from his deck garden.

The unedited original
The picture sharpened
The picture with brightness and contrast adjusted
The cropped picture
The resized picture
Blog post of the picture


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Comment #1 posted on 2012-09-29 11:28:38 by Dave Morriss

Thanks Frank

Interesting episode which will make me learn to use the GIMP properly.

By the way, I think the insect in your picture is a Hoverfly, not a wasp. These guys are wasp/bee mimics. See

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