Using Gimp to whiten snow

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I'm a newcomer to Gimp.
I have an old ski picture on which the snow background has lost its
brilliance.
Would welcome a beginners way to whiten this up.
The pic just consists of a close-up of a skier in action, there are no other
objects in the pic, just the skier.
 
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What you need is tone mapping, I use Photomatrix I got a copy free with a magazine. Seem to remember Raw Therapee did a good job, think designed to work with Gimp.

The problem I found was as people progress they seem to move to using Photoshop, so finding anyone who uses the free software with some expertises is rare.

The collages and schools don't help, most seem to use Photoshop, Hugin does a great job combining photos, and Picturenaut for HDR combinations, Faststone to reduce picture size etc. And to display Picturetoexe is far better than power point. But the camera clubs seem to only have experts who use the expensive packages.
 
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