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Contr-Alt-Tilde (~) Contrast Fix
07-APR-2006

Contr-Alt-Tilde (~) Contrast Fix

Update for info below: Shortcut for CS5 (and probably CS4) is Contr-Alt-2
Just learned this fix for images that are too light and lack contrast. If you have Photoshop click on Control/Alt/Tilde and this will highlight the light areas. Then you can either Control-J to add the selection to a new layer and use Multiply blend mode to darken the light areas, or you can make a levels adjustment. (No doubt a Curves adjustment too!) On keyboard, the tilde (~) is found to the left of the number 1. I may have overdone this one just a bit!

Canon PowerShot A610
1/60s f/5.0 at 21.7mm with Flash full exif

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clickertrickdog06-Nov-2010 03:27
I Love this picture!
Guest 17-Mar-2008 16:36
Interesting! Tried it, works pretty good.
Ashley Hockenberry09-Nov-2007 19:28
WOW !!
Michele Rodgers12-Apr-2006 00:06
Amazing difference!