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Best Photo Editing Software

Discussion in 'Tips & Techniques' started by Morgan_5, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Morgan_5

    Morgan_5 Registered

    Hi everyone,

    Could anyone suggest a good (inexpensive) picture editing software? I went diving this weekend and for some reason this dives pictures ended up very green! I've never had this happen before so I'm not really sure what happened but, I'm hoping to salvage the pictures. Thank you in advance :)
  2. mafi

    mafi Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
    Adobe Lightroom. One of the best and inexpensive.

    But generally speaking, unless you shot in RAW (or even with that, depending on the depth) you will not be able to restore the full quality of the photos. The color information is simply not there.
  3. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Israel
    If your camera is made by Sony or Fujifilm, you can download a free version of Capture One Express which is broadly comparable to Lightroom.
  4. caruso

    caruso Banned

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Post one of them on here, I'll run it through Dive+ and we can see what that amazing software might be able to do for you.
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  5. Chris Ross

    Chris Ross Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Sydney Australia
    Affinity photo gets good write ups and the price is reasonable. Lightroom used to be an option, but Adobe now want to sell it only as a subscription.

    Whatever you get make sure you can do levels adjustment. If you're not too deep and exposure is good that is the tool of choice. This page in colour correction describes how just adjust each of the red. green and blue channels in turn, don't look too closely at the image till all three are done.
  6. Morgan_5

    Morgan_5 Registered

    Here is the worst out of them all... I played around with the others on my Mac book photo software and sort of salvaged them. I tried with this one but I don't think there is any saving this one lol!

    Attached Files:

  7. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    eeshhhhh...i don't think there is much/anything you are going to be able to do with that i'm afraid...particularly as its a jpeg file as opposed to RAW.

    that's not a discoloration issue, its a data issue... if you are on mac, try photoscape x...
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  8. loosenit2

    loosenit2 si respiratio sub aqua amet

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Virginia
  9. In2theabyss

    In2theabyss Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne Bch FL
    Dive + is amazing, I use it on my GoPro downloads
  10. bvanant

    bvanant Contributor

    # of Dives:
    Location: Los Angeles (more or less)
    What camera/strobe/lens etc. will help us figure out the possible issue.

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