How do I correct excess flare of street lights in a digital image?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Peter Maddern, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. I have a Nikon Coolpix 5700. Shots taken of streets at night come out well
    apart from street lights which always appear burnt out and flared. I have
    tried to correct the excessive flare by using the lasso tool in Photoshop
    Elements and decreasing brightness or changing the colour to tone down the
    high whiteness but I can't get the right effect.

    Has anyone else experienced the same thing. if so, do you know how to
    correct this problem?


    Peter Maddern, Apr 17, 2004
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  2. SNIP
    Take two exposures, and with postprocessing (e.g. Photoshop) register and
    blend the two images.

    Bart van der Wolf, Apr 17, 2004
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  3. The difference in light is too great to get an "ideal" correction with
    just one exposure. With practice you can improve the original as you have
    tried. I am not sure what the best tools may be as I have not worked on it,

    But for a real fix you need to follow Bart's advice. Make sure those
    both exposures are several stops different exposure and that you use a
    tripod the assure the easiest best register.
    Joseph Meehan, Apr 17, 2004
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