red eye removal using shutter

Asked by Catherine Welsh on 2012-01-23

I would like to know how to get red eye out of a photograph using Shutter

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Chris
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2012-01-24
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2012-01-23
Best Chris (fabricator4) said : #1

Shutter is really the wrong program for the job because shutter is a screenshot program with editing features geared more towards cropping and marking up a screen shot. If you had to you could do it by zooming in to the affected area and then using the manual draw feature to colour in the red-eye.

There are much better programs to do this with that will:

* let you pick the fill colour by pointing at the colour you need on the screen
* Use a much more sympathetic and softer algorithm that will look more natural
* Have many other options geared more towards preparing photographs for print.

Have a look at The Gimp, or if you want something that is much simpler to use maybe F-spot or Fotoxx might be more to your liking.

Chris

Catherine Welsh (idoru-is) said : #2

On 12-01-23 01:55 AM, Chris wrote:
> Your question #185528 on shutter in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shutter/+question/185528
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Chris proposed the following answer:
> Shutter is really the wrong program for the job because shutter is a
> screenshot program with editing features geared more towards cropping
> and marking up a screen shot. If you had to you could do it by zooming
> in to the affected area and then using the manual draw feature to colour
> in the red-eye.
>
> There are much better programs to do this with that will:
>
> * let you pick the fill colour by pointing at the colour you need on the screen
> * Use a much more sympathetic and softer algorithm that will look more natural
> * Have many other options geared more towards preparing photographs for print.
>
> Have a look at The Gimp, or if you want something that is much simpler
> to use maybe F-spot or Fotoxx might be more to your liking.
>
> Chris
>
Hi Chris;

Thank you ever so much for helping me with my Shutter problems. I think
I will try F-Spot or Fotoxx. I have Gimp installed but it brings back
days of photoshop to me and I was looking for a quicker fix. I think
Shotwell might do it too. I am quite a novice at Open Source but it's
sure the wave of the future. My husband can program and write code, but
he wants me to learn myself. Linux is great. You helped me a lot and I
am very grateful. You'd never get any answers this fast from proprietary
software. Cheers!

Catherine

Catherine Welsh (idoru-is) said : #3

Thanks Chris, that solved my question.

Chris (fabricator4) said : #4

Yes, Fotoxx appears to have a very good automatic and assisted methods for red-eye removal. I found this YouTube video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73V1VhVHZ8

Ubuntu has a great community and you'll get fast answers to most questions. Harder problems can take a little longer.

Chris

Catherine Welsh (idoru-is) said : #5

On 12-01-24 12:50 AM, Chris wrote:
> Your question #185528 on shutter in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/shutter/+question/185528
>
> Chris posted a new comment:
> Yes, Fotoxx appears to have a very good automatic and assisted methods for red-eye removal. I found this YouTube video:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73V1VhVHZ8
>
> Ubuntu has a great community and you'll get fast answers to most
> questions. Harder problems can take a little longer.
>
> Chris
>
Thank you Chris that's great!

Catherine