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adjust the levels input and output then highlight and shadow recovery.

its about as best as I can go, in a quick one pass adjustment. how important is it ? you could always cut out each person for separate layer and do the levels input /output and hightlight and shadow recovery different settings each person. You know their true skin hues better than we do. I seem to think the fellow on the far right looks fine in original, when I did this I did it all one layer so now he looks a tad reddish.

If you decide to do a bang up job on it I'd cut out the background completely that overhead light in the background and the ceiling beams are really distracting.

ciao

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You can't get back colour information that isn't there. To me it looks like parts of the photo are 100% white. You cannot easily fix that picture.

Best way to fix this (for future pictures) is to fix your camera. Pictures taken by cameras overexpose (go bright white) easier than the go completely black. So set you camera so that it takes pictures darker than you would want and then touch up the photo in paint.net.

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That's why I never use flash, it makes the picture too white, and white data is pretty much irretrivable. Instead I adjust the ISO setting, whilst that adds more noise that can be smoothed out easier in post-production. Also the aperture could be adjusted, and if you have a steady enough hand you could reduce the shutter speed. Depends how good your camera is. Hope that helps for future photos, as for that one, all I could suggest is curves, like people have said before.

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1aandversionb.png

adjust the levels input and output then highlight and shadow recovery.

its about as best as I can go, in a quick one pass adjustment. how important is it ? you could always cut out each person for separate layer and do the levels input /output and hightlight and shadow recovery different settings each person. You know their true skin hues better than we do. I seem to think the fellow on the far right looks fine in original, when I did this I did it all one layer so now he looks a tad reddish.

If you decide to do a bang up job on it I'd cut out the background completely that overhead light in the background and the ceiling beams are really distracting.

ciao

Agreed with oma's solution except that I should use "auto-level" then a bit of the "basic adjustments" before "shadow/highlight" (oma's edit is a bit dark in the corners edges, this method makes them keep their color/brightness).

Plus selecting the skin of each separatly, copy and paste each part in a new layer.

Set the blending mode to multiply and play around with the opacity until satisfied.

And maybe some smaller pixel editing.

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Sorry if this is a bit late but...

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