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Best Photo Editing Software

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

  1. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    You thought right. If you want to see what Dive+ will do, give me something to work with.
     
  2. bmorescuba

    bmorescuba Divemaster

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    All good suggestions so far. I prefer Lightroom for bulk editing and touching up in Photoshop. But, those programs aren't exactly inexpensive. $10/month forever feels like too much. But, I'm too lazy to learn new software at this point.

    There isn't a whole lot that can be done with your sample. Maybe this looks a little better? Not sure...

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  3. HKGuns

    HKGuns Contributor

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    - Shoot RAW if possible, not JPG
    - I use CaptureOne PRO for all of my RAW photo editing

    Black and White as above is likely going to be your best option.

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  4. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For really simple but quite good color corrections on jpeg just use Vivid-Pix.
     
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  5. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    I used Vivid-Pix for a couple of years- you gotta pay for it. Unless that's changed.

    When I started using Dive+ mainly for videos I tried it on a few pictures, and also edited with Vivid-Pix to compare which was better. Dive+ won by a slight margin and since I already use it for videos I did away with Vivid-Pix altogether. Vivid Pix also requires the user to pic one of about a dozen selections that are created by the software. Dive + is literally one click editing, although it's a process to move it to the phone from the computer.
     
  6. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Vivid pix is pretty good. It's got a klunky UI but it works well and is easy to use once you get used to it. It's 50 bucks.
     
  7. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The OP asked for inexpensive, not free.
     
  8. caruso

    caruso Banned

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    Some might consider $50 to be expensive.
     
  9. WinfieldNC

    WinfieldNC Contributor

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    IrfanView is free and works pretty well for me for color correction.
     
  10. davehicks

    davehicks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You should share the Shutter, Aperture, and ISO from that photo.

    If I had to guess I'd say that photo was taken on the camera's Auto settings resulting in a Wide Open aperture (like f2.8, f4), a slow shutter (1/10th or so) and maybe a high ISO. The photo is too bright and blown out (aperture and iso) and the background is bright green due to the very slow shutter.

    You can fix a lot with editing software but if the original capture in the camera way out of balance then it's better to learn from the mistake and try again next time.
     

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