How To Adjust Exposure Levels From A Photo Scan With GIMP

Free tips on how to fix photo scan exposure using GIMP

If Your Photo Scans Are Coming Out Too Dark Or Bright, Here's How To Fix This

Read these free tips, and you'll learn...

  • One easy step on how to adjust photo scan exposure in GIMP
  • To brighten your scan when it's too dark
  • To fix your scan if it's too blown out, and bright
  • Once you understand how to fix exposure, the rest of the scans will go faster
  • You can do this with free editing software, GIMP... Download GIMP here

Ready? Let's go!

Here's A Before And After Photo Scan Fixed In GIMP

Photo scan that is blown out and too bright Photo scan exposure that is fixed in GIMP

Above: The first image is blown-out, and too bright. Below it is after I've fixed it in GIMP.

Let me show you what to do... its easy.

1. Here's How To Adjust Exposure From A Photo Scan In GIMP

Very simple. Use command:

  • Colors -> Levels

And you'll see something like this...

How to adjust Levels in GIMP to fix photo scan exposure

Above: Level is the best way to adjust photo scan exposure. And it only takes one step to fix!

Here's how to use Levels...

Do you see the "Input Levels"? Now do you see the gray arrow, in the middle?

Well, say your photo scan is too dark, then move the gray arrow left, toward the black arrow. That will brighten up your image.

If your photo is too bright, say a beach or outdoor photo, move the gray arrow right toward the white arrow. This will darken it a bit.

That's it my friend! You're done.

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