Editing Photos From A Digital Camera

Digital Photo Enhancement Has Never Been Easier

photo enhancement can make a blah picture turn in to digital photo art ready for framing
photo enhancement can make a blah picture turn in to digital photo art ready for framing

Anyone Can Use A Photo Editing Website

Free photo editing is something available to anyone connected to the Internet. Photo editing has never been easier. It is available for all and does not take much knowledge to operate. When a photo does not turn out the way it was planned this is the time to turn to digital photo enhancement. Likewise, when photos are good they can be enhanced by cropping, straightening, or flipping just to name a few of the options available when editing. Not only is it easy, it is a lot of fun and can be a very creative way to express yourself.

The best thing is the changes made to a photo can be saved or deleted and any photo can be worked and reworked until an appealing finished photo has been edited to your liking. The original photo can be saved as is, and many other photos can be created from just one digital photo. This makes a photo editing website a useful and handy resource for anyone.

Purchasing Digital Photo Software

There is really no reason to purchase photo editing software unless you just want to. The other exception would be unless you are a pro. Then I suppose it would be a good reason to buy software. It can be purchased and downloaded in to your computer or many websites offer accounts that can be purchased Online.

These accounts might be the best way to go if you are interested in advanced photography. I am sure the digital photo sites are in a constant battle with their competition to offer the most advanced options in this technology. That is one of the great things about the computer and all the technology that goes with it. It is in constant upgrade motion. Sites keep getting better and better.

Applications For Digital Photo Editing

Editing your digital photos can come in handy for all kinds of other photo applications. Greeting cards, calendars, scrapbooks, collages, a personalized avatar and many other crafty items can come from using a photo editing website. Photos uploaded to an editing website can easily be turned in to digital photo art that is ready to print and frame. There is an unlimited number of things that can be accomplished with digital photo enhancement.

Some of the ways that I use the digital photos is for writing my HubPages and adding my own photos. Writing for eHow.com, the Chicago Outdoor Living Examiner and my blogs require a lot of photo work. I like to use my own photos and do so about 99% of the time. The free editing websites are a gift for my purpose.

I also have a jewelry business and an art studio where I am in constant need of the best photographs attainable without having to spend money for a professional photographer. This is where doing the digital photo enhancement myself really pays off. I would not be able to sell my creations at reasonable prices if I had to pay for every photograph and someone to take them for me.

Using Digital Photo Websites

There are many websites to pick from so it all depends on what you are looking for in the way of digital photo enhancement. I use several different websites and I am 100% sure there are a bunch of them that I am not aware of.

I actually work from the same websites as a routine and I often use them in combination with each other. My reason for this is because I like the way I can apply certain applications from each of the sites. This will all depend on personal needs and your own agenda. What I like about one site I could probably do on another site but for various reasons I have gotten in to the routine of going the way I do. Much of this has to do with being self taught and adding other websites as I have progressed.

Photo Editing Websites Worth Investigating

Cropping Application For Digital Photo Art

From the digital photo above this enhancement creates a completely different feeling for the viewer.
From the digital photo above this enhancement creates a completely different feeling for the viewer.

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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Beata the program I have been using most is Picnik, it is easy and really quite fun, give it a go and see, I am sure you will love it. http://www.picnik.com/app#/home/welcome


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Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

My dear newfound 'soulmate' I am here, but just found out, you are much, much cleverier than me, I am useles with computers or using technology as such, I love taking pictures, but just leave to chance and nature to do their best...anyway I found your article useful and maybe I will learn.../do not count on it...ha, ha/

Happy to hear from you soon....all the best from BEata


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Thanks Dorsi, like you I have gotten to use Picassa more and more. I use it exclusive for sharing with my coworkers with my jewelry business.


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

Good information CS. I use Photobucket and Picassa. I edit my own photos too and love to play around with the different effects. You can also do some interesting things with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop elements. I use Picassa for most things though, and like how it syncs up with my other applications.

Great hub and thumbs up!


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C_Pinto 6 years ago from USA

I've been learning a lot about manipulating digital pictures lately and your article is one of the best I've found so far. Great work!


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Resolver2009 6 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway

Thanks for the article C.S.Alexis, really informative and very well written. By the way, just published the seventh episode of my thriller series; Three Minutes to Midnight, would love it if you checked it out. See you around! //Alex


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Sally's Trove,

Today I was forced to stop using Photobucket for the majority of our work. I was losing a lot of quality when uploading from there to site locations where I wanted to use the photos. We tried the Picasa3 from Google and it seems to be holding the quality during transfers. photographing is very time consuming and time is money. Quality and speed is important so you might want to give the Picasa a try. It is a good place to store photos too.


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Sally's Trove 6 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Thanks for the great info on photo editing. Like you, I need photos for an online business, and could never afford to hire someone to do this work for me. I use Picasa3, GIMP, and VISIO. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, so I think I'll try Photobucket from your link above. Gorgeous photos in this Hub!


ralwus 6 years ago

Like Frieda said, great topic. I like to use photobucket when I need it. It is easy enough. I just got another pc for the wife and it has photoshop, I got it from an estate sale and had it professionally cleaned. Now I just need to install it again and figure it all out.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I also like to primarily use my own photos and many of mine were in old albums and had gotten faded. Just recently discovered PICTURE IT on our computer which can automatically color correct, focus, etc. in addition to cropping. Now I am using it for all new hubs and gradually going back and correcting the old photos. Good hub!


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Hello Hello,

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Peter,

You will have fun playing with the photos, enjoy. Thanks for commenting.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from Southeast Asia

Many Thanks. This is not a field I have ventured into but was considering this week. Your hub is therefore very helpful.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for a great hub and valuable advice. Your photos are really great.


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Frieda, Thanks for dropping a comment and compliment.


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Frieda Babbley 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Beautiful example photos. There are so many photo editing sites and programs out there to use, each with their own capabilities. It's fun to fool around with them until you find the ones you like to work with most for certain things. Great topic.


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

Hmrjmr1,

yes I see where it can be necessary to purchase photo editing software. Glad you stopped in to comment.

Mr. deeds,

I agree with you on the cropping. This is one of the best aspects of digital editing for me also.

SweetiePie,

I have a Flickr account but really do not use it. As I mentioned I started teaching myself. I really got into it when my computer crashed and I lost all of my photos. Later I recovered them by having the hard drive from my old computer installed to my new one. Then I started storing my photos on a free website that has served me well. I did not think to use an editing website for back links. Thanks for sharing.


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SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA

I never bought the photo shop ware, not worth the price. I actually have a cheaper version I use for my card making templates, and I use this for many of my needs. Before that I used Flickr, I love that site. I still use Flickr to get backlinks to my hubs, and for inserting images in my blogger blog.


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

For me the biggest advantage of digital editing is the ease with which photos can be cropped. Cropping can turn an ordinary photograph into an outstanding image. Also, I photograph a lot of sailing events in which it's hard to keep the horizon level. A crooked horizon has the the boats sailing uphill or downhill. This can easily be corrected by all of the free editing programs.

I've been using Canon cameras for nearly 40 years. Currently I'm using a 40D which serves my purposes very well.


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

CS - I have had photoshop and still have photoelements but my needs required stand alone editing without access to the internet. They have been well worth every penny, but with the new and more capable wireless access you are right about saving the pennies! Good Hub!


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C.S.Alexis 6 years ago from NW Indiana Author

I remember when I wanted to purchase Photoshop software but as I learned in doing it was not necessary. I am thankful I saved my money.

Happy New Year Ralph Deeds!


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Ralph Deeds 6 years ago

Good information. I use Picasa 3 which is very easy to use. Friends tell me to get Photoshop Elements, but I haven't seen the need yet.

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