Friday, April 18, 2008

OK, I'm excited about white balance... just stumbled across...

a blog by a guy who's into photography and diving and found this post. Apparently Photoshop has had a white balance, a black balance and a gray balance dropper in their program all along... go to image>adjustments>levels and then look for the droppers in the lower right of the box that opens... whohoo!!!! You can experiment using this on photos that are bluish and get them much closer than you'll likely get them by other means unless you're really talented at Photoshop. I managed to "save" a few old photos in just a couple minutes' time that I couldn't do a whole lot with earlier.

Save your originals! You never know when you'll find out something that'll help you fix a problem you didn't think you could overcome.




Sunduvan said...
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Steve said...

Sunduvan... you are deleted....

For those who are curious about why I delete some comments, here's how the comment above began:

"Hi..nice blog. Do you know that every year, around 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide...." followed by a link to eco-friendly bags.

I'm not going to tolerate blatant self promotion, especially for things not related to diving/photography/Kona/etc, in the guise of "nice blog".

Interestingly enough, when I check to see where most of these comments come from, it's usually an ISP from India... people are actually paying companies to post comments on blogs these days.



wangkhonghwee said...

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From : WangKhongHwee
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Steve said...

Attention everyone... I'm thinking the above comment is bogus, but I'll leave it in case it's genuine. Don't run the URL. On my computer I get a strong warning from Microsoft not to allow the page. If you click on "WangKhongHwee" it takes you to a blogger profile that says the webpage does not exist. If you google search "WangKhongHwee" you'll find three pages of results of blogs he's placed similar comments to the one above and also earlier on my blog. I tried googling "Diving With Whale Sharks In Redang Island" and could not find his website... normally if you google a direct quote you will find a website at or near the top of the results.

Perhaps he is legit, and has some security issues on his website, but I personally won't be looking up his pictures. Beware for now.