Not only can you edit your digital images in Microsoft Office and Adobe applications that are computer-based, you can also edit them with online image editors. One of these online image editors is Fotor. In this video, author Richard Harrington demonstrates how to use Fotor to adjust digital images.
- Another online image editor, that also has mobile apps and desktop apps available if Fotor. They make several advanced commands available for free in there online image editor. To start, visit fotor.com. Like PicMonkey, you'll find options for creating collages and graphic designs. They do also have a pro option with more features. To edit an image, just click the edit button. For best results, make sure you're using Google Chrome.
To start, choose to open an image. You'll find that the free version has ads, so if you want them removed, you'll have to sign up for a paid account. Let's choose a photo here of a building, and I'll click open to bring the image in. Now, if this is the first time that you're starting, they do offer a series of build in tutorials, however, I'll choose to skip that, and I'll close this popup warning. Now it walks you through the basics.
For example, 1-Tap-Enhance will analyze the image and attempt to fix it. You can also take advantage of cropping, and you'll find useful presets here that you can choose from for delivery. For example, let's go with 16 by 9 for a slide, and I'll adjust this, but loose a little bit of the area to the right there. Now I can choose to focus on this part of the building. When I click apply it updates.
You also may find it useful to take advantage of rotation. This will allow you to easily straighten parts of the object. Notice now how the roof line appears straight. This makes it easy to make adjustments. You can go into Basic adjustments as well, that make is simple to adjust things like: brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpness, similar adjustments that you have inside of Microsoft Office. But it's the fine the fine tuning area that's quite useful. Where you have separate controls over things like: exposure, highlights and shadows.
I can bring back details there in the highlights, while lifting the shadows to take some of the things that needed to be brightened up slightly. You'll find several other controls here: including advanced controls for color, the ability to ad a stylistic vignette at the edge to darken the boarder, and advanced controls for curves, a powerful image editing adjustment. This makes it easy for example, to lift up areas of a photo. For example, I'll just click here, and apply a slight lift at the bottom third, and the shadows get brighter.
It's nice that this is so responsive. If you do need to resize, you have the ability here to change the output size. For example, I can set the exactly to 1920 by 1080 for the slide and click apply and it updates. Down below, you can easily zoom in to fill the frame. The other areas include:stylistic effects, and there are many choices. Like other serves that have paid memberships, some of these are locked, so you'll need to take advantage of the free ones if you don't have a paid membership, or consider stepping up if you need more.
Each category though, offers several options that you can choose from. Simply click to see it, and that will give you and idea of what it looks like. You can also back it off it it's too strong. If you find one you like, you can mark it as a favorite, so it's easy to access in the future. There are controls for beauty as well, so you adjust portraits, and there's lots of choices here: the ability to ad stylistic boarders, stickers and text overlays as needed.
Now, when you're all done, you can choose to save this file. When you click the save button you can choose what file type you'd like: JPG or PNG. I would suggest that you use the high quality option, since you're going to be dropping this into another document. It will prompt you to sign in. So if you've not yet created an account please do so and sign up, or you can connect with Facebook. Once you've don so, the image is ready to download.
You can easily drop it into a presentation. If I choose to insert this here, there's the one that I downloaded, and I'll choose it. It drops it directly on the side, and since it was cropped in size correctly, It comes in and perfectly fills the frame.
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- JPG, PNG, and other raster formats
- Converting file formats with Adobe tools and free utilities
- Resizing images
- Matching visual style
- Adjusting the exposure, color, and size of an image
- Making essential image adjustments in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
- Adjusting images with online image editors
- Adjusting images in a PDF file with Acrobat Pro
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