chapter  2
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Simple Picture Manipulation: Improving Your Digital Photos

This chapter shows how to fix up tones in digital photos and scans using Paint Shop Pro’s auto function tools. Pictures shot with a digital camera, when viewed in a photo-editing program, often appear dull, flat, boring or lifeless. There are two reasons for this: firstly, it might just be that you have taken a dull, boring and lifeless photo but, more than

likely, it’s because the camera has captured the picture data in a lower-than-normal contrast

mode, either because its processing software has made a mistake or because that’s the way it was

programmed. Some cameras save photo information in flatter-than-normal contrast in order to

capture maximum detail from subject highlights and shadows.