I recently acquired a new version of Adobe Photoshop Elements and have been trying it out. As with even the old version, I doubt I'll become expert in any of the techniques for refining photos that experienced, adept users of the software routinely avail themselves of. However, even I see how to benefit from the superior capacity for improving contrast in certain photos.
So I've started reviewing my early posts, experimenting to see which of them might benefit from this basic 'tweaking', and, in many cases the improvement is dramatic -- or so it seems it me: perhaps I'm just allowing myself to be too "wowed" by the novelty of it. (Example below)
In the instances where I'm convinced of the improvement, I've decided to edit the corresponding dA page: upload the new, improved version of the image file. I feel some compunction doing this, re those who were kind enough to add the original to their 'favourites'. I hope this does not constitute a violation of trust!
And/but now it's come to my attention that one can request that one's 'watchers' be notified of the edit, which does -- in the matter of trust -- compensate somewhat. And, incidentally, affords the benefit of bringing the work again to others' attention.
So then: please forgive any breach of trust and/or tedious imposition!!