Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A picture is worth a thousand words


A picture definitely speaks more than a thousand words . I have been always suggested that I should edit my pic before I upload into shop.Trust me ,I never had an idea as how much the difference would make till I got my new laptop which has a basic media editor .Previous laptop did run on old version of Windows operating system ,XP I think

My new laptop had Windows vista ,which is very very good .That's when I discovered editing the pic is not only fun but also great to see the effects .

For anybody who is as naïve as me and have no idea as how to edit pics .I have just listed below a few and very basic information /steps that one can do to improve your picture quality

 1. Brightness  : Though I took pictures from a good SLR camera ,my pics were still not bright as I as expected .That's when I realised that I had to brighten them up "manually".Hence increasing the brightness is the first and foremost and very basic editing .One has to be careful to while increasing brightness ,when increased more than required the image will look like a ghost.2. Contrast : This feature or should I say property does not show changes in the picture as much increasing the brightness does.This change goes hand in hand with brightness .Hence a perfect Brightness  and Contrast ratio brings out the best of the image

3 .Color saturation /Hues : This ,according to me is a very delicate property ,when done correctly gives the image a very good look .On the other hand ,a slight increase than required can change the color of the image totally .Similar feature is Color temparature .

4. Highlights and shadows  : This feature is good enough lighten the shadows of the object in the picture .It lightens up the shadows of the object in the picture making the background much more lighter

Then there is ofcourse other features like Sharpness which makes the image much more crystal clear.Just beware that anything done more than require actually spoils the image


Hope this helps :)