What tools did you use today, this week or month that you are thankful for?
I will start. Today, I took a sub-optimal self-portrait for the access card to my workplace. Bad focus and colour balance. PhotoFlow, GIMP and G’MIC saved the day.
PhotoFlow: I chose PF because I wanted to keep the raw processing to a minimal. I couldn’t fix the photo without spending an inordinate amount of time in RT or dt. I increased the exposure, applied ACES filmic and lowered the saturation using color balance. I left the rest to GIMP and G’MIC.
GIMP: The clone tool for dust removal on the lenses and the suit (yes, I neglected to use the lint roller). G’MIC: A few applications of @garagecoder’s geometric color balance to tame the colour cast. A couple iterations of @samj’s sharpen [wavelet] and @Iain’s contrained sharpen to deal with some of the blur. All done.