What effect in particular are you looking to emulate?
I see a low contrast, low saturation image with a bit of lens flare. With a shifted WB setting perhaps as well.
The new Picasa version has "filters" for this crap... I used to bitch at photo finishers for doing this to my film... now it's hip! Go figure...
Holding a camera, any camera, reduces my blood pressure, calms my nerves, and gives me a sense of opportunity!
If you want to, you can make your own "ACTION" on PS and once it is saved, you can replicate it on any image with just a mouse click or two.
As per Suntan:
a low contrast, low saturation image with a bit of lens flare. With a shifted WB setting perhaps as well.
It's cross-processing. These links explain how it's done ...
This explains it quite succinctly.
It's cross-processing. These links explain how it's done ...-- hide signature --
dub a layer
add a lens flare
switch to lab mode
do a curves adjustmnet layer. go to A channel. move bottom left up one line move top right down one line. move center dot to the ledt 1/2 to 1 line
do the same for b channel
go to hue and sat lower sat and increase lightness to get the effect you want
You can then use the filters to add a more yellow tone.
Now you have a worn out crappy picture just like the ones people bring me to restore and pay a $100 or more for my work. Go figure