Digital cameras have serious flaws - they see what is there, not what
the photographer sees in imagination and they can not read the photographer's
mind. Professional and pro-sumer cameras offer the experienced shooter
a lot of control, but overwhelm the snap shooter with arcane detail.
No longer does the point-and-shoot snapper have the one-hour lab with
its breathtakingly expensive print machine and trained operator to save
their misdeeds. With digital, photography has reverted to early times
when photographers had to do their own processing.
This site is dedicated to them - then and now and hopefully will show
how easy it is to make the left image above glow like the one on the
This tutorial is based upon Photoshop, but Paint Shop Pro has tools
that work in a similar fashion. Mac users will need to check their documentation
for keyboard commands, since my last Mac is now nonfunctional.
©Larry N. Bolch 2002