17 September 2014

HOW TO EDIT YOUR BLOG PHOTOS





If I had to choose what I love about blogging administration it would have to be editing the photos. I don't know why but I could literally edit people's photos for free and not get fed up. When I take a photo and I love it but needs to be altered, instead of taking a new image I just make a few alterations to make it better. I often hear on Twitter chats and bloggers in general about how their photos in winter or even all year round are always dark. If I'm being honest no one wants to see dark photos on a blog we all want bright, large photos instead.

What many people don't realise you can fake brightness without studio lights and all you need is an editing software which can be totally free. I use Pixlr because it is very similar to Photoshop but a bit easier to use. I originally wanted Photoshop buts it's very expensive and I couldn't justify the price but Pixlr works just as well.

To begin editing my images I sharpen the photo this makes the photo slightly clearer a step I never skip even though it's very hard to see a huge difference by doing this alone.



 Once I have sharpened the photo I go on to use curves which brightens, increases the contrast and exposure of the image, this is a step no one should skip and it makes your photos 10 times better than they originally are. In the image below you can see how I alter the images using curves but there is no set place to where you should place the curve line it just depends on the image you are editing . Once this is completed I save the photo and upload it to blogger.



Here you can see a before and after of the same image that I have edited. When I first started blogging  I over edited my images adding filters and bumping up the contrast which made it look fake. The purpose of editing photos is to improve the image you have taken not to change it and making slight tweaks can improve it massively. I hope this has helped and if you have any questions jus ask!

Do you edit your images ? 


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  1. Thank you so much for this tip! I think I will definitely be downloading this program
    xoxo, S
    check out my personal & travel blog ♡

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  2. I could totally edit photos for blogs for free! There is nothing that I love more beside taking pictures than editing them!
    Great post, I personally love Photoshop and wouldn't want to work with any other editing software but from what I see here, Pixlr is really similar and if I didn't own Photoshop I would totally use it!

    xx
    Ana Leote

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    1. i love editing photos i cant see how anyone would see it as a chore. I would love photoshop but i just cant afford it

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  3. Excellent information. I can honestly say I have edited a blog photo but I can see why people do :)

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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    1. i wouldn't upload a picture without editing it but i think its partly because i love doing it

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  4. I edit my images but since I've never really taken the time to learn how to use software, I just usually up the brightness in iPhoto. This tutorial is really helpful though and I love that the software is free, so I'll definitely check it out!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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    1. yes you should it's amazing and worth experimenting with

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  5. I edit my images but mostly just to auto-brighten and contrast. I wanna learn Photoshop though

    Arianne

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    1. me too i would love to use photoshop but it is so expensive and I'm afraid i won't be able to use it

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  6. bookmarked! thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great information, I've always wondered how you edited your photos.
    I use Pixlr occasionally, preferring Picmonkey for some reason. Ill try play around with Pixlr when I next edit some photos, as Im looking to get Photoshop pretty soon.
    RumbieLove xx

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    1. i would love photoshop but i just cant afford it. i originally used pic monkey too as it was easier but once you learn how to use pixlr you will be converted you can do a lot more with pixlr when it comes to editing a photo

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  8. I really couldn´t go without editing my pictures. I was quite into editing pictures in my early teenage years but it has gotten less since then (I´d spent 4 hours+ editing one picture just for fun). I still love it though. I just love to see the difference it makes.
    xx Lisa

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