Help me be less orange?
March 30, 2011 2:22 PM   Subscribe

How can I make my picture look less orange?

After years of terrible pictures on the company intranet, I finally had one taken (by a friend) that I like. The only problem is that I look orange - oompa loompa orange. I am not normally orange in real life, so I assume it was the lighting.

Is there any way to remove the orange and salvage the picture?

I don't have any fancy photo software, no photoshop or similar. Bonus stress - the picture is due in HR by tomorrow.

Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any help.
posted by Sheppagus to Technology (8 answers total)
Picasa (free photo album software from Google) has a tab with a feature which allows you to play around with photos a little bit (sharpen, change to B&W, etc.) Playing around with the "color temperature" slider might do it.
posted by needs more cowbell at 2:27 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

If you provided a link, say to a Flickr image, you could have several MeFi members all trying to compete at "Who's the Better Photoshopper" and fix the image for you for free.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 2:27 PM on March 30, 2011 [1 favorite]

1. Download Picasa.
2. Adjust color temperature, or even just try the auto color button.
posted by Oddly at 2:28 PM on March 30, 2011

Response by poster: I tried playing with Picasa and had no luck. I think I might have made myself orangeier.

I'm a tad paranoid about posting my picture. I don't know why, but putting my face on the internet freaks me out. The company intranet is bad enough.
posted by Sheppagus at 2:29 PM on March 30, 2011

If you don't want to post it, you could MeMail it to me and I'd be happy to have a stab at it with photoshop.
posted by you're a kitty! at 2:34 PM on March 30, 2011

MeMail me, too, if we're playing Photoshop-Go-Round! I'm betting a quick Image -> Adjust -> Auto Levels will clear that right up.
posted by ErikaB at 2:41 PM on March 30, 2011

Response by poster: Picasa gave me the option to edit it in Picnik, where I found a color slider that let me de-orange myself.

Thank you so much for all the help and offers of photoshop magic.
posted by Sheppagus at 2:46 PM on March 30, 2011

Picasa rules!!!
posted by Noodles at 5:50 AM on March 31, 2011

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