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Fall photos

Updated on September 11, 2014

How to make beautiful photos?

I love taking pictures when it's fall. There are so many colors, sometimes sunny and sometimes rainy, but always a lot of photographs.

But sometimes photos don't come out as good as we thought they would.

What to do? We just help them a little bit and get beautiful Fall photos. We just need Gimp and some time.

Gimp, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is software similar to Adobe Photoshop®. It is open source and free software and we can download it for free.

So, where are our beautiful photos?

Fall leaves is photo by Pippi Dust.

Leaves

This is original photo. It's rather boring...

But we can add some gold color with Colors - Curves Tool.

...or we can crop and resize it.

...and add some color with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

...and make it more interesting with Filters - Decor - Fuzzy Border.

An Autumn tree

Here I used Filters - Artistic - Oilify to look like oil painting.

This is a piece of the same photo, but larger, and it really looks like a painting.

I added some red with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

And here becomes darker, almost like at night, with Colors - Curves Tool.

More leaves

Here I added some color with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

...and again Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

...and more color with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

...and this one is for spring.

More Autumn leaves

A little bit brighter with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool.

A little bit darker with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

And darker with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool and Color Balance Tool.

And darker with with Colors - Curves Tool.

And more Autumn trees and leaves

What happens with when we adjust Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool...

...and here again Colors - Curves Tool.

What's hiding here?

This is croped and resized image...

Evening

This is original photo. Let's take a look what can we do with it...

...we can edit it with Colors - Curves Tool

...or with Colors - Brightness/Contrast Tool

...or Colors - Hue-Saturation tool

...or Colors - Color Balance Tool

...or we can add the sun with Filters - Light and Shadow - Supernova

Poll...

Do you use programs like Gimp or Adobe Photoshop to edit your photos?

See results

© 2011 PippiDust

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Clever ideas to enhance and improve our photos - thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the photo play fun, I do enjoy working with photos but don't do it enough. For some reason,your fl took my fascination, especially the close up that looks to me like he's smiling for the camera, what fun!

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Beautiful photos. I've never used Gimp, but I have played with Photo shop. It's fun to manipulate photos.

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      lbuben 5 years ago

      Love the orange leaves!

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      myspace9 5 years ago

      Nice article and pictures are wonderful

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awesome photos!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very nice fall colors.

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      ForestBear LM 5 years ago

      lovely lens with beautiful photos, thank you

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      CTsHeart 5 years ago

      Wonderful photos! I had not heard of Gimp but will look into it now. Thank you!

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      davies86 5 years ago

      some great photos.

    • VeseliDan profile image

      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      Such beautiful pictures! Just love them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very pretty photos, thanks for sharing.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Very Nice Ideas ... some I will be trying in the near future, too. Thank you again!

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures!

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      wow. beautiful pic collection. love it.

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      Nicole 6 years ago from Bethel, CT

      beautiful fall lens!

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      goo2eyes lm 6 years ago

      of all the seasons, i like autumn best because of its hues but then winter will come next.

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      hlkljgk 6 years ago from Western Mass

      nothing like the colors of fall

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Cute stuff. Looks like you can have a lot of fun with photography in fall:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      enjoyed the beautiful pictures you took, 'thumbs up' on your art from this reader.

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      Anthony Altorenna 6 years ago from Connecticut

      Your photos and techniques are amazing! Your tips will help me to fix some of my images, butthey will never look as good as yours. Nicely done!

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      Stacy Birch 6 years ago

      nice nice, great photos.

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I've heard of Gimp, but never tried it. Amazing what you can do to 'improve' a photograph! May have to check it out now.

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      food monkey 6 years ago

      I need to get out and shoot some fall pics today! nice lens :)

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      I have never used gimp but I might just have to check it out. Very nice photo effects. =)

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Very nice photos!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! This is creativity at its blossoming best! I have 'fallen' for these photos! (The pun is coincidental!) (: