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A Guide on Picasa Photo Editor

Updated on December 9, 2010

The Picasa photo editor is a very useful tool that comes with the Picasa desktop application. You can utilize it do conduct simple fixes on pictures that are stored in your hard drive to make them look better. These edits are really user-friendly so even beginners will not have a hard time using them. If you want to know how to use the Picasa photo editor, here are a couple things that you need to know.
There are three categories of fixes that are available in the Picasa photo editor. The first category is known as the basic fixes.

This is where you can find the most frequent things that you edit in a picture. Here you can crop a photo, adjust the fill light, straighten a photo, add and edit text, repair red eye, retouch blemishes, and fix contrast and color. Hitting the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button will instantly adjust the lighting and color of a photo easily. Additionally, the "Edit in Picnik" button will send the picture you are editing to the online photo-editing web app.
The second kind of fixes that is possible with Picasa photo editor is the tuning. This section lets you manually adjust the fill light (again), color temperature, highlights, and shadows. You may also select a neutral gray or white part of the photo to remove color cast through the neutral color picker. And similar to the previous section, it also has a one-click fix for color and lighting.
The last category of fixes in the Picasa photo editor is the effects. This section has all the editing features that can be utilized for creative purposes. Here you can sharpen the picture, transform it into sepia or black and white picture, warmify to boost skin tones, add film grains, add a tint, increase the saturation, add a soft focus effect, add a glowing effect, add a filtered black and white effect, add a focal black and white effect, and add a graduated tint. But do remember that not all effects are compatible with each other.

Picasa Photo Editor
Picasa Photo Editor


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