Hello! It's Jennifer Larson. I am sharing an almost photographic tragedy last summer and how I solved it using PSE.
I was camping at Itasca State Park. For most of our trip, I carried my point-and-shoot in my pocket. When I took it out of my pocket to get a shot with my friend, I must have accidentally switched the camera setting, disturbingly to shoot a SNOW scene. Here's what came out:
See how white it is? AGGHH! It's a good photo, though, and one that supports my story, so I set about repairing it. I tried lots of manual adjustments, but none worked well for me, probably due to my lack of expertise. Then, two adjustments did it. First, auto adjust:
For as much as we poo-poo auto adjust it tends to do a nice job, like in this case: It made everything a bit darker. Woot! Still, the outer edges were blown out. Then I got an idea: add a vignette:
Perfect! Now it looks like I made it artsy on purpose instead of accidentally adjusting the camera setting in my pocket while I was hiking. Here's my final page:
Thank for checking out my page! Hopefully, I gave you ideas for fixing photos you love that are not perfect but you still want to use on a page.
*Confession: I made this page last summer. When I tried to replicate my adjustments, of course I couldn't do it exactly the same as last summer. The vignette I used was either Pioneer Woman or CoffeShop Blog. I'm not sure how much I fiddled with it, but I obviously had more time to do it in the summer to get it perfect than I did right now. GAh. Still, photo reparied! Sally forth and fix those photos.