Following on from the recent settings I have been using for the FujiFilm HS-10, I wanted to show how these settings will affect an edited image.
So, how will they come out if you simply use auto adjustments, for example, in such programs as Picasa, Windows Live Photo Gallery, or Photoshop Elements.
Recap on the settings :
Program Mode, ISO 200 (choose your own settings though), DR 200%, - 0.33 EV, Chrome, Color-Mid, Tone-High, Sharpness-High.
The first is the original, as shot, image. I have however adjusted the perspective.
The second image is 'auto' adjusted using Picasa, using the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' setting.
The third is using Auto Adjust in Windows Live Photo Gallery (WLPG).
The fourth image is adjusted with Auto Tone in PhotoShop.
To give you an idea of the differences, here are the four images together.
Clockwise from left top - Original, Picasa, WLPG, PhotoShop.
Finally, this is how I would edit the image using PhotoShop.
One other example
The first image is original. It is straight from the camera and nothing has been done to it.
The second is edited using WLPG and simply pressing Auto Adjust. For basic edit work, WLPG works quite well.