Fixing Super Saturated Photos

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  1. xjrrrdx

    xjrrrdx TPF Noob!

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    My wife went to Holland to see the tulip fields with her friend this weekend. She took a lot of great pictures, but anything in the midday with red flowers looked "blown out" but red. I have never had that issue before, but I was curious if there was a way to fix it. Or if there is a way to help prevent it next time because I was not sure what to tell her since it was 0100 and she woke me up to show me the pictures lol. Anyway thanks for your help, here are 2 examples.

    I believe it was in Aperture mode, and the shutter speed was around 1/640 if that matters at all.

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    Both photos look great, I never use Canon, let me find you with my friend. Post you back soon.
     
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    Red will do that. It is often an effect that is sought after in order to "Blow people away". There is the old adage about including someone in a red coat/jacket when taking shots of the "Great Outdoors". But you wanted to de-saturate these, so ...

    you will need an image editing program, There are loads of them out there and they all have their own ways. But photoShop has image - adjust - hue&saturation - reds then move the slider to the left and the selected colour will reduce. there is usually a program included with the camera, or a freeware item on the web, or purchase one for between about£50.00p and £600.00p
     
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    I have Photoshop CS4 so I will do that. I was just blown away how bad they seemed to be clipped like overexposed clouds. I will mess with them tonight.
     
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    Try playing with the curves, specifically the red channel. I just messed around with it and it helped out a lot.
     

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