Comparing Photo Tools

Photojojo has once again lead me to a neat tool- a website that, in their words, “oldifies” photos. Check the Photojojo entry on how to use the site (as the site itself is in Japanese).

Upon seeing this site, my first thought was, couldn’t I do the same thing in a photoshop program myself?  Here’s some results to compare from different programs.

The original photo:

The photo edited in the Japanese site:

Photo Edited on Japanese website

The photo edited in Adobe Photoshop Express:

I played around with the black and white settings first, then added a sepia tone, softened it, and changed one of the brightness settings, I think.

 The photo edited in Corel Photo House

For some unknown reason, the ancient version of Corel I have doesn’t automatically do sepia, so it was a bit of a process to do (it involved turning it black and white, then playing around with the replace colours function).  I fiddled with the brightness and contrast, as well as the simplify colours feature, and then tried to add some faded, watermarked spots using a large, transparent white brush.

this is my attempt to oldify the photo in Corel Photo House

So what do you think? Which one’s the “oldifiedest”?  Any other recommendations for oldifying?  Does anyone know what kind of filter could be used to add scratch marks in Corel?

One response

  1. Heather

    I think I like the first one the best. The third one turned out pretty good as well.

    April 28, 2008 at 10:06 am

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