Playing with Paint Shop Pro

My youngest son, Zac, and I went to the U2 concert in Cardiff on Saturday and afterwards, he asked me to take a photo of him outside the Millennium Stadium with his mobile phone.  Unfortunately it doesn’t have a flash and as it was about 11pm, it was rather dark!  So this is how the photo turned out:

dark photo

It looks rather unpromising, doesn’t it?  But he asked me if I could do anything with it, so I had a play in Paint Shop Pro!  Now, I haven’t done any tutorials in PSP and don’t know anything about layers etc, so maybe there could be other things I could have done but this is what I came up with, just messing around with the various settings:

zac3

He liked this one!  i think I got it by clicking on ‘adjust brightness and contrast’.

Here are a few other photos I came up with:

zac4 zac11

zac10 zac5

I had fun, anyway!!

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6 Responses to Playing with Paint Shop Pro

  1. Pam August 25, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Can you tell me if you still have gocco machines for sale? and if so how much are they.
    Could not figure out how to contact you other than by this means.
    Pam

  2. Sheila August 28, 2009 at 10:04 pm #

    Yup, the red and black one is the best! I really like PSP and the magic it can bestow on bad photos.

  3. Aaron September 3, 2009 at 8:36 pm #

    Your son has good taste :)

  4. jackie September 4, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    Aren’t we so lucky nowadays that we can sort out our own photos and not have to wait for
    a week for them to be processed? This one would have come back with a sticker but you did some great stuff with it.

  5. Anonymous September 6, 2009 at 3:25 am #

    Thank you very much for the very interesting and informative blog. I really enjoyed reading it, and I look forward to read your next post. Best Regards!

  6. Jeff Bergman September 23, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    Great blog. I can’t wait to read more. I am very anxious to try some of the things you have done with PSP. Thanks for the ideas.

    Jeff