Fix Photos for Free | image editing for beginners

Ray Salisbury, Hot Pixels Photography Tutor

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2 Lessons (14m)
    • 1. Image Editing Example | Using FastStone

      12:09
    • 2. Class Project using FastStone | Allow 20 minutes

      1:23

Project Description

Fix your own photo | 20 minute exercise

CLASS PROJECT

Put this theory into practise. Set some time aside for this exercise – it might take you a while.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download Faststone Image Viewer: www.faststone.org
  • Open up this free software
  • Choose a photo you want to fix. Open this in the Faststone program.
  • Using the tools on the left hand side, make the following adjustments to your image:
  • Rotate the photo
  • Crop the photo
  • Correct the exposure – have a play with the Curves
  • Correct the colour (if necessary)
  • Sharpen the photo’
  • Re-size the image dimensions. For example, make it smaller for emailing (e.g. less than 2mb = megabytes).

 You can use my image if you want. (See below example of 'before' & 'after'.)

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