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Dark picture, I need to light an area

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  1. Raw

    Raw

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    I have a good friend who passed away a few hours ago.
    I have an older picture that I scanned but I need to shine a light on his face area as it is too dark.
    I know it can be done and I had some pro software a few years back that had a spotlight feature to do just that.
    Damned if I can find that software, it's probably on one of my older machines laying around here and it would take a lot of work to hook up each machine to find it.

    Does anyone know of a free graphics program I could use to do this task?
    Thank you in advance,
    Raw
     
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    With Gimp you may be able to outline the facial area and lighten it from there.

    I know with Photoshop, it can pretty much be done the same way, you just select the face, make it a new layer and then adjust the brightness/contrast properties.
     
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    I know with Photoshop...

    Ah, that was the program I have here somewhere, I'm thinking. Bought and paid for years ago.
    I don't want to just lighten the face or adjust the brightness/contrast properties manually as I have software to do that on this machine.
    But that Sotlight feature works the nuts, nothing gets washed out, no detail gets lost as in adjusting the brightness/contrast properties.

    But thanks for your advice.
    Raw
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