Saving overexposure

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  1. poof

    poof TPF Noob!

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    What are some of your techniques for saving overexposure when the shot is just too good to not use? Here's one from my little girls first birthday. Although I always shoot in RAW, I didn't realize my wife had set the camera to low quality JPEG. Here's the before and after:


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    I realize there are some saturation issues in the hair. Not sure of the best way to fix the problem. Unfortunately I don't have access to the original so any fixes would need to be done directly to this file.


    I also overdid the dodge/burn, but that at least seems somewhat fixable.

    Any tips?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What image editing software do you have available?
     
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    Gimp and Lightroom 3
     
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    You need an image processor that has the capability of using layers.

    Does GIMP do layers yet? I haven't used it in a couple of years.

    Edit: I checked. Yes, GIMP can do layers, sort of. I already knew Lightroom doesn't have layers.
     
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    Care to go further in depth about how to use layers for this problem?
     

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