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Screencast: Easy exposure blending tutorial with GIMP

This 2 minute screencast shows an easy-to-use technique for blending multiple exposures (or in this case, two versions of one exposure) to increase the dynamic range of a photograph.

GIMP is free photo editing software for Windows, Mac and Linux.

I published the final version of this photo at Flickr.

Music by Pitx.

John Watson

John is the original founder of Photodoto, but after running it for 4 years he had to focus on different things. If you're interested in what John has been up to recently, you can check is personal blog or browse his photo blog.

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  • Good video! Well presented and clearly explained. Hope it encourages more people to use the GIMP.

  • Many thanks, it provides a good solution for some of my editing needs. But here comes a question.
    I tried to use this technique, but something strange happening here: each new stroke replaces the previous instead of adding to it like in your video. Sure i do something wrong but what? Will appreciate any help.

  • Make sure the gradient is set to go from a color to transparent. If it goes from color to color then it replaces the entire layer each time you draw it.

  • Thank you, i got it now.