Printer Friendly

Image Editing Software

Nearly every digital camera on the market comes with some basic image editing Changing or improving graphics images. It typically refers to bitmapped images rather than vector graphics drawings. Using an image editor, images can be modified by an artist using pen, brush, airbrush and other "painting" tools.  software enabling (programming) software enabling - (Or "enabling") Modification of the design or implementation of software to allow internationalisation to take place.

In particular, enabling may refer to the modification of software to support double-byte character sets, hence "Unicode
 you to perform actions such as color and brightness correction, resizing, sharpening, red-eye removal, and so on. This software is often a component of the basic image transfer utility employed when downloading your pictures to the computer and preparing them for printing.


Adobe Photoshop Elements Adobe Photoshop Elements is the consumer version of the Adobe Photoshop raster image editing product, sold at a fraction (roughly 1/6th) of the cost of the professional product or bundled with related hardware such as scanners and digital cameras.  contains the most commonly used features of Photoshop for a price that's within reach of most photo enthusiasts.


Using Photoshop Elements A consumer version of the Photoshop image editing program from Adobe. Widely used, it provides all the editing functions most users require to do routine touch-up of their photos.  

The Auto Levels feature stretches the pixels of your photo across the entire available brightness range. This tool, however, provides no ability to set the level of correction. To do that, you can adjust an image's histogram histogram
 or bar graph

Graph using vertical or horizontal bars whose lengths indicate quantities. Along with the pie chart, the histogram is the most common format for representing statistical data.


Another easy way to correct poorly exposed pictures is with the use of a second layer. Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, as well as several other image editors, enable you to create more than one layer in a file. Layers act like transparencies stacked one above the other, allowing portions of layers below them to show through, depending on the settings you select.

Even if you use white balance settings to the best of your ability, you might occasionally have a photo with an overall color cast. You might've forgotten to reset the white balance to Auto after shooting some photos, or the automatic setting failed to result in the proper white balance. Or, perhaps you want to impart a mood to your photo by altering the original color settings. You can perform any of these corrections easily with an image editing program See image editor. .


For scrapbook A Macintosh disk file that holds frequently used text and graphics objects, such as a company letterhead. Contrast with "clipboard," which is reserved memory that holds data only for the current session.  enthusiasts, an even more exciting use of image editing software is the ability to insert text onto your photos. For example, you can add a note to a travel photo indicating the location where the photo was taken and the name of a great restaurant nearby. You can also include a greeting on a family photo you want to mail to relatives, or simply record data relevant to each photo for your electronic scrapbook.


Making Your Digital Photography Voice Known

A great source of inspiration and camaraderie with your fellow photo enthusiasts is your local camera club and photo associations. These organizations embrace digital photography wholeheartedly whole·heart·ed  
Marked by unconditional commitment, unstinting devotion, or unreserved enthusiasm: wholehearted approval.

. Visit the Photographic Society of America for information and assistance in locating a camera club.

Copyright 2007 eSchool - Digital Photography
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright (c) Mochila, Inc.

 Reader Opinion




Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Author:eSchool, Inc.
Publication:eSchool - Digital Photography
Date:Sep 10, 2007
Previous Article:Use Compositional Techniques to Create Exciting Photos
Next Article:Introduction to Point and Shoot

Related Articles
Adobe PhotoDeluxe.
The Digital SLR Guide.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters