5 Ways to Start Editing Photos for a Blog
Do you want to incorporate stunning photos on your blog, but aren’t satisfied with the ones that you’ve been snapping? Frankly photos are rarely perfect when they are first captured due to many factors that may be outside your control – and that is why editing photos is so important.
Contrary to popular belief, editing isn’t really all that complicated or alien. In fact if you want to start editing photos for your blog, here are 5 ways that you can get started:
Re-frame the photo by cropping it
Cropping simply involves deleting part of one of the edges of a photo – which may sound very basic at first, but is actually very powerful.
When you crop a photo you are actually directly altering its frame and composition by re-framing it, and can also remove any unwanted elements from the frame entirely in the process.
Adjust the colors of the photo
All too often some of the photos that you snap may have colors that are a little bit off. That can be fixed by adjusting some of the color settings, such as the brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, and so on.
It may take some experimentation, when you begin editing photos but the key is to aim to have the colors appear vibrant – especially for the subject.
Fix the exposure when editing photos
When your photos appear too dark or too bright, that means that you have an issue with the exposure. In many cases the fact that the photo is dull and shadowy or excessively bright can also mask many of the details – making its quality look much poorer.
Generally photo editors have an exposure setting or tool that can be used to fix this, and in most cases it simply involves adjusting a slider till you find a level that works.
Get rid of unwanted elements in the frame
As mentioned previously sometimes you can remove unwanted elements by cropping them out – but that may not always be an option.
That is why one of the most popular ways to edit photos is to remove unwanted elements – whether they are objects, people, or anything else that is in the way. While different editors will have different methods of performing this task, most involve using tools to select the element and then replace it with a similar part of the photo.
Resize the photo for your blog
One important way to edit your photos specifically for a blog is to identify the size that it is going to be used at, and then resizing it accordingly. The reason why this is important is that it will reduce the file size – thus helping your blog to load faster.
As you can see none of the methods listed above are too outlandish, and most can be accomplished quite easily if you download photo editing software such as Movavi Photo Editor. Due to how intuitive it is you should be able to easily edit photos for your blog with its help – so why not give it a try.
This is a collaborative post
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