We’re so excited about your positive feedback from our new blog series on everyday photo tips! This update goes along with improving your cellphone photos. Once you have an okay shot – then what? How do you make it perfect?
In this day and age there are TONS of photo apps that you can add on your phones. How can you choose? Everyone has their favorites, some are free, some you need to pay for – but what many people don’t know, you actually have basic photo editing capabilities built right into your phone!
Samsung and iPhones alike both have these options and we will do a quick walk through. (Each brand and phone generation might look a little different – but almost all have these standard built-in abilities)
First…Open your gallery on your phone. Once you’ve selected the photo you would like to enhance, simply hit the edit button.
To access your editing software within your phone tap the three dots and select “EDIT”.
To access your editing software within your iPhone simply hit the “EDIT” button on the top right.
We talked about the importance of cropping in our last post – but cropping is a wonderful way of deleting the distracting backgrounds of an image. Zooming in often can make a big difference between an okay to great photo!
Once you select the crop tool – you have the option of selecting the ratio as to which you would like to crop the image. It will default to the ratio your phone already shot the image. If your goal is to demonstrate size, cropping is a great way to show perspective. Be sure to select “DONE” on the top right of your screen to continue.
Once you select the crop tool – you have the option of selecting the ratio as to which you would like to crop the image. You can access this on your iPhone with the little boxes on the bottom right. If your goal is to demonstrate size, cropping is a great way to show perspective.
Tone: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Temperature
These tools are the best for quick and easy enhancements. Be creative and have fun! If the photo seems dark, brighten it up a bit. Or if a photo is very bright – sometimes boosting the contrast can make a huge difference.
On your Samsung devices simply drag your finger back and forth to see the difference.
On your iPhone devices simply select the aspect you would like to change and drag your finger back and forth to see the difference.
Just like many of your social media sites like Instagram and photo editing apps, your phone also has built in filters. Play around with these filters to find the best way to portray your photo!
Don’t forget to save your work once you are done!