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Tips for taking pictures in the fall: foggy mornings, color overflow, and a spooky Halloween

Some opportunities for taking pictures last only a few weeks, but if you take full advantage of them, you can have amazing results.  Let’s have a look at how to best take advantage of these opportunities while taking pictures in the fall. Whether it’s a magical morning veiled in fog, colorful images of the countryside, or photos of Halloween costumes – fall opens the doors to your creativity! 

Stretch Your Photos to a Wide-angle Format. You Can Do It in the Editor With No Cropping or Losses

It’s often handy to have your photo cropped to a wide format. 16:9 photos, for example, are very striking and very popular. But ordinary cropping has its downsides too. You simply will lose some of the photo; that’s a fact. But if you’re not ready for that, there’s fortunately one more option—you can simply stretch the photo in Zoner Photo Studio. Working this way, you can create a wide-angle picture using some simple steps. With no cropping or losses. Take a look at how to do it.

The 2020 Autumn Update: Local Color Edits, an Improved Create Module, Variants, and Much More

And it’s here! We’ve just released the 2020 autumn update to Zoner Photo Studio X. Besides a number of new features, it also offers many improvements to existing ones. In this article we’ll briefly summarize all the important things you can look forward to. Because there really are a lot of them. Everything you’ve wanted to know about the autumn update but were afraid to ask, you’ll learn riiight... now!

Color Shift: Now for Local Edits Too! Introducing Local Color Shift and Curves Editing

With the addition of Color Shift this year, ZPS X gained a great new tool for adjusting any color needed throughout a photo. But “just” enabling global edits throughout a whole photo wasn’t enough for us, and so we’ve added tools for changing colors locally as well. You can easily select any part of a photo to fine-tune its colors. And that’s not all. With the help of local color-curve editing, you can really bring a photo to perfection. Read on to learn how.

Variants: Create Multiple Versions of a Photo’s Edits

Every photographer wonders from time to time about whether they’ve edited a photo just right, or whether e.g. different colors would suit it better instead. And now with our new Variants, you don’t have to redo your whole edit only to find that your first try was the best. Variants let you create several virtual copies of a single photo and then edit them, and only then choose the best one. Quickly, easily, and without wasting disk space.

VIDEO: Retouching Basics—Create a Levitation Effect!

The Develop module in Zoner Photo Studio X offers lots of features, and in this video, we’ll be presenting one of them—the Healing Brush. It’s great for removing unwanted elements from portraits, but it also works for tricks like revealing the secret of levitation. How? Just take a look at our video tutorial.

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