Using Levels to Brighten a Photo in GIMP (Gnu Image
We all have those photos that could us a little brightening. Levels is an easy way to bring up the tones in an image.
Here's an image I took that is just a tad dark.
Now, I'll brighten the photo using Levels.
In GIMP, things are similar to Photoshop.
Click on Tools > Color Tools > Levels
Now, move the middle triangular slider over to the left a bit and see what it does to the photo. You will need to experiment with this part to get the desired effect.
It's that easy! If needed, you can add a bit of contrast to the photo by going to Tools > Color Tools > Brightness/Contrast.
GIMP is free. You can download GIMP at http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/ (Windows).
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