Image editing encompasses the various techniques of manipulating digital images, whether they be traditional film-based photos digital images, chemical drawings, or illustrations. Image editing includes a variety of options that let you manipulate your photos in numerous ways. You can add text, merge several photos together, change background colors, and remove red eye, all with just one click of the mouse button. While some images are better edited with professional software, there are also several options for doing image editing on your computer. For those just starting out, we've compiled a list of free options to get you started:
Cropping. One of the most basic yet important image editing features is cropping. It involves dividing an image so you can see the details of a specific part of the image or the entire image. If you are looking to make a small change to the appearance of an image, such as removing red eye or making the background of a photo lighter, you can use cropping. When you are not interested in making changes, however, you can use an online tool to do the cropping for you.
Brightness. Many image editors allow you to change the brightness of an image. You can brighten or darken the picture in order to achieve different image quality and appearance. To test the strength and effect of this feature, experiment with varying the brightness by a small percentage in the editing software, and compare the result with the original.
Smart Brush. Another of the many features available in an image editor is the smart brush feature. This allows you to paint with different patterns and brush styles, which can be helpful when you are editing an image file for a newspaper article or magazine page. If you are unsure about how to use the brush style, you may want to play around with it until you get the hang of it. If you need help learning the functionality of the feature, ask an expert Adobe Photoshop user about it.
Image Enhancement. Many image editors have advanced image enhancement tools that can dramatically enhance your image editing project. Some of the most common image enhancement features include adjusting contrast and sharpen the image. sharpen also helps when you are editing graphics; although Adobe Photoshop provides many other image enhancement options, some of the basic ones are built into the program.
Advanced Color Wheel. Most digital image editors have the built-in Color Wheel option, which helps you specify the color values and effect for each layer of your image editing project. The more layers there are, the more options you have to control what colors are used on that particular graphic. You can even specify an RGB color space, which enables you to match colors based on the red, green, and blue values in each color.
Printing Image. If you want to print your image file, there is a built-in Adobe Photoshop feature that you can use. You can save the image and then print only the areas you want, or all the way through your entire image file. Before starting the printing process, you have to set up the image editor so that you can specify the parameters of the image scale, cropping, and also whether you want to print the image in portrait mode or landscape mode. Then, just select your image and hit the Print button.
There are other image editors out there with more features, but Adobe Photoshop has some great pre-installed tools that you might want to consider using. One important thing to note, however, is that you cannot edit or make changes to the original data once you save it in the Pixels. Thus, you have to save it as a JPEG file. Even though it has the similar name (jpeg) and similar features as the other programs mentioned above, the difference between a Jpeg and an EPS file is that an EPS file is standardized and universal. It cannot be opened and manipulated in the same way that a Jpeg can.