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Can Paint.NET be used to mesh two off-color screenshots?


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I have a series of screenshots I took from a pan-up from an anime that I'm trying to put together. I've done this kind of thing before but I'm having trouble with this one because as it pans up, the contrast and the lighting changes, making it impossible for me to match it as it is.

Is there any way to even out the colors and lighting so they line up better? I've used Hugin and it does actually mellow out the contrast so the colors are a single level but Hugin doesn't perfectly align the pictures (as well as warps the corners). Since I can line them up myself, how can I solve the color problem?

If I figure this out then I have other screenshots I can do the same things to.

>_> Can't post the pictures because I'm sure the mods wouldn't like pictures of a shower scene (no nudity but REALLY close).

But yeah...please help. I've been mulling over this problem for so long and I can't seem to find any help.

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You could try Pyrochild's "Color Match" plugin.

 

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I have a series of screenshots I took from a pan-up from an anime that I'm trying to put together. I've done this kind of thing before but I'm having trouble with this one because as it pans up, the contrast and the lighting changes, making it impossible for me to match it as it is.

Is there any way to even out the colors and lighting so they line up better? I've used Hugin and it does actually mellow out the contrast so the colors are a single level but Hugin doesn't perfectly align the pictures (as well as warps the corners). Since I can line them up myself, how can I solve the color problem?

If I figure this out then I have other screenshots I can do the same things to.

>_> Can't post the pictures because I'm sure the mods wouldn't like pictures of a shower scene (no nudity but REALLY close).

But yeah...please help. I've been mulling over this problem for so long and I can't seem to find any help.

Post the picture sensoring out any of the "offending" parts?

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1. open both images as separate layers in PDN

2. Expand the canvas enough so you can align the images over each other correctly (use the move tool :MoveTool: )

3. Select one layer and apply the Conditional Hue & Saturation plugin until the tones match the other layer. If you don't get it right, UNDO the step & try again.

4. if CH&S dosen't help try BoltBaits Color Balance plugin - again on just one layer so you have the other for comparison.

Good luck!

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