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Editing Your Wedding Images Yourself for Memorable Pictures

Your wedding pictures are going to be some of the most looked-at images that you will ever own in your life. For this reason it is first important to ensure that you can get a good photographer who has a good portfolio of wedding snaps and is also within your budget.

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Some people often find that even though they love the final pictures provided by their photographer, that sometimes they can be enhanced using image editing software.

Blurring

Using the blur tool (found in most pieces of image editing software) you can pick the central focus of your picture and ensure that the viewer’s eye is immediately drawn to it when they look at the image. This is ideal for shots of the bride and groom in front of a busy background – i.e. during the first dance and there are guests watching the couple in the background, the crowd behind can be blurred and the couple dancing can become the primary focus.

Filters

A filter is something you will only be aware of if you have done some editing of photographs before. The filter in a picture will allow you to make the colors in a picture as realistic as possible. A filter can either warm or cool an image by adjusting the tint that you see in the final image. A sunny day for example might produce more of an orange tint than that of a photo taken on a dull, dry day.

Eraser

An eraser tool can be found in many photo editors although some erasers can work better than others. Free editors provide erasers which tend to delete all layers of an image, so for using software that enables you to clone or simply erase an upper layer, you can try out Snapheal which has well developed algorithms for a professional finish.

Contrast and Brightness

The brightness of a wedding picture may be down to whether flash was used, the length of exposure or whether the image was taken inside or outside. The brightness is simply how light or dark the picture appears, and this can be easily adjusted using a brightness bar found in most pieces of image editing software. The contrast is the difference between the light and dark parts of the image, and contrast can be used to make figures i.e. people stand out from a lighter background or to accentuate facial features in close up shots.

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