Wrong white balance - any chance to rescue the pics?

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dang! I must have forgotten to push "set" when I THOUGHT I had changed the white balance to daylight (after the last pic taken had been a "study on a cat" indoors with my desklight the night before) --- 48 all blue photos are the result. On top of things, exposure went haywire on some of them (took pics like an absolute beginner, sheesh).

    Is there any rescue for this or will I have to convert them all in to black and white to save them at all? Here are two examples and my meagre attempts to do something about it, pushing all the buttons on PS I could find (and know by now):



    Off the camera :)oops: )
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    And after I have tried to "rescue" this one...
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    ...but now I am finding the colours more off than ever :roll:

    And another right from the camera (must have realised the first had gone wrong):
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    And after my attempts to bring about SOMETHING... :er:
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  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I usually have some luck by using the color balance. I'm at work now, w/out Photoshop, so I can't help at the moment. Maybe try messin with the channel mixer? :scratch:
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Have you tried picking the white point, in levels? Or maybe Chanel mixer?

    Don't you have a 350D? You should be shooting in RAW, in which case it's easy to adjust the WB.
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    So I take it you didn't shoot in RAW?

    *tsk tsk* :p

    A color balance adjustment layer will be your best bet probably.

    Shoot in raw! :)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "Colour .... Balance .... Adjustment ... Layer" :scratch:
    Uh-oh :oops:

    And photographing in RAW ... hmph... that means I would need to get out that manual for the camera????????? :stun:
     
  6. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Yup...I only shoot in raw now, and it's done wonders for my images.
     
  7. Eightball Walker

    Eightball Walker TPF Noob!

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    The last one you posted doesn't look too bad. :( I think....I can't really tell, I've got two computers in front of me and I'm pretty sure both color settings are off...

    Anywho, heres a B&W thingy. It looks like a really good pic, the only thing I would change (that I didn't) would be that the silo thing on the left isn't parallel to the border, but I don't know how that would effect the bottom. I don't know if your camera bends things inward also, I know if I take a pic of two buildings they will bend in towards each other at the top.

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  8. Eightball Walker

    Eightball Walker TPF Noob!

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    My bending issues, any way to fix this? Niagra Falls tightrope guy...

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  9. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    I believe there is a lense that corrects for the bending...other than that...I'm not sure, cuz it's been a while since I've read about it. I think it's called converging verticals, when it bends like that, though.
     
  10. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

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    Boy, that's a tough one Corinna :grumpy:

    I played with just normal PS settings and didn't get very pleasing results. So...I used some 'advanced' techniques. Just doing some advanced editing with a couple of PS plugins. Nothing I can walk you through...and still not very good results...but the results are definitely better than I got without them.


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  11. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I agree. I didn't have much luck either.

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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Is this what ya mean?
     

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