What's the teqnik/tool to use to get this effect on a photo?

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Glossy and nice. Can GIMP or Photoshop do this?

http://www.madonna.com/madonna/indexHtml.html
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what effect? That URL comes up, fires a popup, and the popup has a different image in it each time it loads.
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I wasnt referring to the popup.
To rephrase my question. ...

How do you make an image to look high-gloss? What GIMP or Photoshop tool to use to make an image/pic to look high-gloss like the madonna pic as an example. The pic was obviously retouched/photoshopped.
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I'm not sure what you mean by making it look "high gloss".

Could you give a link to a specific image showing what you mean?
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if its the homepage of that site???? nothing special i dont think, just some good lighting
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Well, that's what I was saying the "Homepage" (the popup window that comes up), the image is different every time you load it. It pulls one from a random selection.

They all have different effects and with some of them, like you said dr01d, it's good lighting, along with a good camera.

I'll guarantee pretty much any of those main index photos were taken with a camera + lens combo that cost at least 4 or 5 grand - of course, with the artifacts with crappy JPG compression they might as well be shot with a $10 walmart digital P&S.

Whoever did that site really does not know how to post-process (or just didn't care). Like this image..

http://www.madonna.com/madonna/images/home/home_bg_6.jpg

The photo of Madonna is so ugly and grainy, that the JPG compression just magnifies these image defects. Compared to the nice smooth transition of colour & shading in the background effects, the photograph looks terrible.

Anyways, whatever effect you're going for, you want to start off with as high quality source photographs as you can. SOME lighting effects can be added in post-process, but no amount of post-processing will fix a badly composed, badly lit image taken at high ISO on a bad digital camera. :)

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