How to Enhance your Photographs Using the Gimp
The Gimp is free image manipulation software available to download from http://www.gimp.org. It is an invaluable tool for graphics and getting the most out of your photographs.
In this tutorial I will show how a photograph can be transformed from mediocre to masterpiece.
The original, dull and lifeless.
Download the ‘Advanced Tone Mapping’ plugin from the following link.
Open File Explorer (Windows Key and e) navigate to C --> Users --> [Your profile] --> .gimp-2.8 --> Scripts and paste the downloaded advancedtonemapping.scm
Open the Gimp and you should now have in the ‘Filters’ menu under ‘Enhance’. ‘Advanced Tone Mapping’.
The original has bland colours and a lack of contrast. This can however be fixed.
Select ‘Colors’ and then ‘Levels’ and choose the ‘Auto’ option. Sit back and watch the magic as the image floods with colour.
Advanced Tone Mapping
Choose Filters --> Enhance --> Advanced Tone Mapping
Set the Gauss Blur to 1 and click OK. Repeat until you are happy with the result.
Keywords: Gimp, enhance, photo, photograph, tone mapping