Fixing Common Problems
Images that come straight from a digital camera aren't always perfect. As you start to gain more experience with image editing, you may notice some recurring problems with images that you'll want to fix. For example, some images may be too bright, while others may be too dark or too blurry. There are many different corrections that can make your images look dramatically better. Some of the corrections we'll cover in this lesson include:
Want to see the difference that corrections can make? Take a look at the example below. It only took a few quick corrections to make the image look brighter, clearer, and more colorful.
Optional: If you'd like to follow along, you can download some or all of our example images. Just click any of the images below to open a full-sized version. Then right-click the full-sized version and select Save Image As to save it to your computer.
Just like in the previous lesson, we'll show you how to make these adjustments with Pixlr Express, a free, web-based image editor you can use from almost any computer with an Internet connection. If you're using a mobile device, you can use the free Pixlr Express mobile app.
If you have a different image editing program, you can still follow along—these features will work roughly the same way for most image editors. However, note that some basic image editing programs, such as Microsoft Paint, do not include all of the tools we'll discuss in this lesson.
Here are a few important things to keep in mind as you start working with images. If you're new to image editing, we also recommend reading the first lesson in this tutorial.