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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:21 am 
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Please help :shock: ! Does anyone have a good formula to correct outdoor photos accidentally shot with the white balance set to florescent? I've tried but being colorblind I can't get it. Otherwise they will have to be turned to black and white I guess
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Bad White Balance by sherpa1d, on Flickr

This one had the Hue adjusted to +85 and I think the tan is coming out but the sky i think is still off
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Attempted Correction by sherpa1d, on Flickr

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:04 am 
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No RAW I guess :D
The first one looks more realistic than the correction. Just call it art. :wink:
I don't know what software you are using but one thing you can try is IrfanView (freeware) - Open the photo --> "Image" --> "Color correction" - and then a slight correction of the colors.
For this I chose:
Red: -10
Green: 8 (maybe that's a bit too high)
Blue: -10
Contrast (yeah, I like stronger contrasts): 20

And that's how it looks now: (I hope I may use this picture for that ;) )
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The horizon looks like you aren't using a battery grip...? *runaway*

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Hey Mike,

IIRC you have Lightroom. I just opened up the original you posted and, when I changed WB from "As Shot" to "Auto", LR chose Temp +14, Tint -25 which looks OK. But I then switched to "Custom" and tried Temp +30 (Tint 0) which looks a little less washed out to me.

In any case, once you find settings you like, just click the "Copy..." button, make sure White Balance is checked and click the "Copy" button, go back to the Library (G) and select all (Ctrl-A), and then Paste (Ctrl-Shift-V) to change all the pics at once.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:48 pm 
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Yep no RAW, the memory the Army gave me is just not enough room, they only gave me 2-gig. Thanks for the recommendations, and no I don't mind if you grab one of my photos to try :)

So this is what I worked out and let me just say I LOVE CameraRAW 8) !! After taking a step back I remembered the book I'm reading says through Bridge I can open jpeg's in CameraRAW I also remembered there is a White Balance Tool. You click on something in your picture that "should be" gray and it will adjust all the settings for you which worked perfectly. ALso, thru Bridge I could copy those settings and past them onto the other photos simular to Lightroom, the only problem I have to look into is my export in Bridge is not working so I still had to open each one and save again. So here is the final, I let CameraRAW fix the white balance, I adjusted the fill light Hue and Saturation a bit and fix the horizon :lol: My wife says it looks better, what do you think?
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Final Correction by sherpa1d, on Flickr

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yeap looks good, just curious about the pic though. What is the the subject, could have been framed differently or taken from a different angle, or was this purely to show an example of the wrong white balance? :)

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Yes that was just a wrong white balance helper. It had all the elements from the whole group in one shot; Soldiers, equipment, ground, and sky :lol:

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These are 2 from the bad set that I corrected:
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IMG_0901_0081 by sherpa1d, on Flickr

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Working out Frustration by sherpa1d, on Flickr

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