I was amazed and demystified when someone MY DAUGHTER WHO JUST REMINDED ME OF IT IN THE COMMENTS OMG SHE READS MY BLOG finally showed me the “white balance” button on my Canon, and now the amount of photos I waste because they are yellow is decreasing substantially.
What there was a manual I could read? PSHAW.
Now I use Picnik.com to remove that yellow glow from my old photos.
This was a tuna melt. The tuna is yellow by design because I like to make it with a dijon mayonnaise mix. The cheese was a white american but you would not know it.
When I pull the photo into Picnik the first thing I try is the Color>Saturation to see if that is enough. DE-Saturating the item is often all you need to DE-yellow a photo.
If not, I usually pull up the Contrast and adjust just enough to make it pop.
Then go to ADVANCED (you need premium picnik for this)
Pull up the curves and in the Channel dropdown pull up the blue channel line. Move the line by dragging to the left/up until you see the yellow removed. Or is it the blue added?
Adjust brightness if you need to, but it’s really that easy. And if you upload your photos to flickr then you can work on them in picnik there!
Now this looks a little more appetizing, huh?
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