Touch Up Dark Photos
Open the photo you want to make lighter. I am using the photo I got off the internet below:
First thing you need to do is to duplicate the layer by clicking Layers > Duplicate Layer:
With the top layer selected, click on the arrow by the set blend mode for layer to access the drop down menu and select screen from the menu options. Adjust the Opacity to your liking.
Here is my photo after setting the blending mode to Screen: