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    Hey Photoshop guys

    So, I took this picture in India, and I kind of want to frame it since we have available wall space.

    Problem is, it's a little overexposed in the foreground:

    I want to see if I have a bigger copy somewhere (I think I still have the original on a CDR) but does anyone think they can work some magic on that? I'm thinking maybe a mock HDR thing where you overlay a copy with the intensity knocked way back to mellow out the highlights, but I wouldn't know how to do that.

    Edit - the original is attached below.
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    that is blown out pretty badly - I will see what I can do with it

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    I'll see what I can do too, although it might not be good or what you wanted.

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    The problem with blown-out areas is that there just isn't any image data there to knock back. A white hole in the image is still going to be a white hole if you reduce the contrast or saturation. You can make them less "white" but that's about it.

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    What Darren said is wise. I'll be perfectly honest with you - you probably could have underexposed that a bit more, but I wouldn't try too hard to fix the problem. It recalls the experience of shooting the photo - surely that sun was miserably bright, and I really love the expression on the woman's face. It's a great photo, as it stands, even if it would receive technical criticism from a National Geographic editor.
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    FYI: If you shoot in raw mode, there is far more you can do with your pictures (like changing exposure times post).
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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    FYI: If you shoot in raw mode, there is far more you can do with your pictures (like changing exposure times post).
    I don't think he shot this with an SLR. I haven't seen many P&S's that can do RAW. (Though it's been a couple of years since I shopped for a new one)

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