Do you have a picture that you feel could be vastly improved if only you knew how to edit it? Instead of just thinking about how it ‘could’ be better, why not actually take the leap and try to edit it yourself to make it better?
Knowing how to edit pictures isn’t something that is limited to professionals. Nowadays even if you have no prior experience you can quite easily edit any pictures to perfection – you just need to know where to start.
- Decide what edits you want to make
The options are endless, but by carefully scrutinizing the picture you should get an idea of at least where you’d like to start. Perhaps you’d like to enhance the overall quality, fix imperfections, or even change the framing and composition? As you get more experienced you’ll be able to decide more firmly what edits you want to make, but initially just trying to figure out where to start would be a good step.
- Save a backup of the original file
It is always a good idea to save a backup of the original file. That way if something goes wrong and you accidentally save an edited version that you aren’t happy with you can always just restore the original from the backup.
- Edit, check, adjust, and start again
Even professionals often spend a lot of their time editing by going through this routine. Start by performing a simple edit, then check what your picture looks like after it is done. If necessary, adjust it slightly if you feel it is close, or if not start again and try a different approach.
- Experiment and try new things
It doesn’t hurt to experiment and try out a new approach or type of edit. When you try out something new, you’ll be able to see firsthand what it does, and then in the future you can decide if or when you want to use it.
By following these steps you’ll be able to edit any picture quite easily. All that you really need to get started is a good photo editing software – such as the Movavi Photo Editor (http://www.movavi.com/picture-editor/). Because it is so intuitive and easy to use, you’ll find that you’re able to learn how to use its features in no time – and fully utilize their power to help make your pictures turn out the way that you want.