Editing blog photos is still relatively new to me, but it’s something that I’ve recently realized is extremely important. The first time I tried editing my blog photos was just a few months ago, and I absolutely hated the way it made my pictures turn out.
But I continued seeing so many of my favorite bloggers rave about how important editing photos was to them, so I decided to give it another go. I experimented with a couple of different photo editors and used a variety of tools until I found an editing method that I actually liked. It’s a very simple process. In fact, it’s only two steps. But I can’t tell you how much better I feel about my photos after I’ve done it. I’m definitely on board with editing now.
The photo editor that I use is BeFunky. A lot of bloggers use this program because a). there’s a free version, b). it’s user-friendly and c). it gives you a really nice finished product. You don’t have to know a lot about photography or editing in order to use BeFunky, which is perfect for amateurs like me, and it doesn’t cost you anything. I’ve been using the free version for several months now and so far I’m really happy with it.
Anyways, as I mentioned, my photo editing process is comprised of only two steps. I think it makes my pictures cleaner, clearer, and overall more professional looking, but it doesn’t take me hours to do. I don’t do this with every single photo I take, but if I’ve got one that could use a little extra touch-up, these are the two steps that I follow.
Firstly, when I go into the photo editor, I select the color tab. I then grab the saturation bar and move it up slightly, depending on how the colors in the photo look. If my photo is really bright, I tend to use more saturation. It gives a nice contrast between the whiteness of the background and the colors of the photo’s focus objects.
Secondly, I head into the editor’s exposure tab. A lot of bloggers like using the brightness tool, but I generally prefer turning up the highlights. This helps lighten the darkest parts of the photo and overall creates a more uniform picture.
Those are the steps I take to editing my photos! It’s super easy, right? I love how simple this process is because it lets me get a lot of photos edited in one sitting. While it isn’t the most sophisticated strategy, it definitely gives my photos a drastic improvement.
Overall, the most important thing I’ve learned about photo editing is that everyone has different opinions on what looks good and what doesn’t. It takes a lot of trial and error to find a method that best suits you. If you’re looking to edit your photos, I highly recommend heading to BeFunky and playing with the different features until you stumble upon something you’re completely happy with.
Do you edit your blog photos?