April Photo Editing Challenge

This month we need your participation!

The April APG meeting will feature a group photo editing challenge. Three unprocessed images (plus a bonus image) were contributed by APG members in the categories “People”, “Places” and “Animals” for everyone to download and edit on their own. You can choose to work on one, two, or all three images plus the bonus image using any approach you care to use. Editing is NOT restricted to a photo-realistic style, and any software, plug-ins and post-processing technique is fair game. Cropping is encouraged if you feel the images need it. The only limit is your creativity! The final edit of the image can be in color, black & white or selectively toned.

Save your final edits in JPEG format (at least 80% quality, from 1200–1600 pixels on the longest side, sRGB color space embedded), including both the image number and your name in the file name (e.g. photo1_jqpublic.jpg, photo2_jqpublic.jpg, …), and email the files to athenspg@gmail.com no later than April 20. At the April 21 APG meeting we will display everyone’s edits to each image. For your edited image(s) you should be prepared to describe:

  1. What look/effect you were trying to achieve
  2. What software tools you used
  3. What specific changes you made and settings you used (if relevant)

Everyone’s images will be posted in an album on the APG Facebook Group page for ongoing comments and discussion. Join the fun and show us your photo editing chops!

Download links: the jpgs will open in a new browser window. In order to work on the file you can either right click on the image and “Save As” to your computer or go under the File menu and save. The RAW file is zipped and will automatically download when you click on the link.

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