Photo Editing Techniques for creating your Best Photobook

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Photo Editing Techniques For Photo Book Creation

Whether you consider yourself to be an amateur or professional photographer, you cannot deny that photo editing software has greatly simplified, and even improved the way photos are processed. With access to increased functionality and re-touch capability, even the shakiest hand can take photographs which look premium, once edited. Yet key to any photo editing process, is knowledge of the basal photo editing techniques, which thankfully, are all accessible with CamToPrint photo editing software. Once you’ve edited your cherished photos, compile them in one of many gift ideas inspired by CamToPrint; including photo books, digital scrapbooks, and even e-cards!

The term “photo editing” refers to the process of photo manipulation, once your images have been uploaded to your computer. For a decent range of editing capabilities, you will need a dedicated software program, with a simple interface and customizable functions. In the hands of professionals, Photo Shop is regarded as the ultimate tool for photo manipulation, however, those who don’t want to learn through endless tutorials will find CamToPrint software an easier, and free solution. To get started, all you need to do is import your photos from your camera, scanner or a computer folder and enter the editing suite, prior to selecting your preferred free scrapbooking templates.

 Brightness and Contrast


Brightness and Contrast

Brightness and Contrast

Brightness and contrast go hand-in-hand when it comes to photo editing, purely because when altered simultaneously, both have the ability to drastically alter the intrinsic values of an image. With the CamToPrint photo editing studio, you can access these settings from the “Basic Function” window, and clicking “Optimization”. Here, you are able to manually control the brightness and contrast values, while seeing them applied in real-time to the image. Contrast alteration has the ability to significantly improve colour saturation and richness within an image, while brightness can assist with photographs taken in tricky lighting conditions.

Saturation

Saturation

Saturation

Saturation adjustment controls the colour and hue levels within an image. By draining an image of saturation completely, you can create a black and white version of the photograph. Using the alternate extreme, you can flood the image saturation to create a pop-art style image. Colours tend to bleed and merge using this effect, and the primary colours are most prominent.

Subtle saturation adjustment can be used to improve the levels of colour within an image such as landscape greenery or a sunset. This handy setting can also be found when clicking on the “Optimization” button.

Effects

Effects

Effects

CamToPrint software features a range of quirky, formal and thematic effects which can be applied to photographs. Effects allow users to manipulate images using alternate image angles, mirroring and ripple effects to name a few. Within the “Effects” tab you may choose from all manner of effects including sepia (which gives photos a vintage look) and blur (which merges colours and lines, ideal for abstract photographs). Consider the application of different effects for scrapbooking layout design ideas.

Rotation

Image rotation is a simplistic “fix” option which can sometimes benefit a photograph taken from a tricky angle. CamToPrint have allocated these buttons to the bottom of the design screen, allowing one-click rotation of images both clockwise and counter-clockwise.

As well as basic fixes, CamToPrint software also offers a variety of additional capabilities which including cropping and re-sizing. These fixes can be done prior to, or during the creation of your photo book or digital scrapbook.

If you are new to photo editing software, these “fix” tools will realize a whole new way of editing your photographs for better quality; best of all, they don’t infringe upon the values of the original photo as they can be saved as a new file within the software program.

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First, hope you all are having a good summer and awaiting for eid holidays.
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Digital photos books

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Since jumping into the world of digital photography – like everybody, I don’t print out my photos anymore. Slipping photos into plastic sleeves is not charming any longer and my photos gathered virtual dust, hidden away in some long forgotten folder.

Hence, my first venture into digital photo books back in 2007 was for my son Yousuf Khan– a gift to my parents.

We can now finally print our own photo book – with different theme options and also with the desired captions.

Digital photos book

Digital photos book - Personalised Digital Photobooks

If you haven’t made a photo book online yet, the advantages of digital photo books over traditional slip-in album are numerous:

• Digital photos books tend to be much lighter in weight. Mine take up less than a fourth of the space of my traditional albums;
• Digital photo books are easily duplicated, making them great to give as personalized gifts for the entire family;
• Creativity is limitless – you can create a very clean composition of photos – portfolio-style or utilize a variety of themes, embellishments and borders for a scrapbook-look;
• You can share and even sell your creations online, allowing you to test the market without the expense of printing mass copies;
• With the number of companies providing online print services increasing every day, so have the options – from affordable softcover books, to higher-end flush mounts and premium pro options.

Digital Photo Book - Personalized Gifts for Entire Family

Custom Design Photobook for all seasons and for every reason. Digital Photo Book - Personalized Gifts for Entire Family

Here’s some tips on how to get started:
1. Narrow down the photos you plan to use to a manageable number so it doesn’t become overwhelming and you don’t waste time uploading photos you aren’t going to use. For a 25-page photo book, I average anywhere from 1 to 5 photos per page (assuming a standard A4 – 210x 297mm sized book), so 50 to 80 photos should provide a good selection from which to choose;

2. Edit your photos using your own photo-editing software. The editing tools provided with most free book software are not very sophisticated, and are generally limited to the basics such as converting to black and white, rotating and brightening;

3. If in doubt, err on the side of brighter. In my experience, photos tend to print darker than on screen. (Calibrating your monitor and obtaining printer profiles from the printer can also be very helpful.)

4. Duplicate and save all the photos you plan to use in a single folder for easy upload;

5. For a quick and easy book, most companies have preset themes, easy drag and drop templates and also “one-click” options that automatically place your photos for you;

6. For complete customization, use your own design software such as Adobe Photoshop, Aperture 3, or Adobe InDesign (free trials are available for download at the company’s sites). However, having your own software isn’t necessary to make a customized and professional-looking book. Look for a photo book company that allows you to edit and create your own templates.

Digital Photo book

Digital photos book - Personalized with diffeent theme options


7. Lastly, if you have no time and lazy about or don’t understand the software’s ,You could directly, sort your photos in an USB and bring it to mephotobook and our graphic designers can design your photo book professionally and give your very own personalized photo book that would last forever;

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