Basic Edits

Put an End to Red Eye!

There may not be a single photographer out there who hasn’t struggled with red eye. This unpleasant problem happens when a camera’s flash is reflected in the retina of an eye. It’s most often seen in photos taken using a compact camera with a flash. But why does it happen, and how can you remove this defect in a photo editor?

How to Fix Crooked Photos

Sometimes your pictures can end up with a tilted horizon or oddly-leaning objects that are supposed to be standing straight up. But don’t despair—you don’t have to delete photos like these. Just straighten them in a photo editor.

Vignetting—An Issue and a Blessing

Practically every photo is vignetted at least a little. Sometimes you want this, other times you don’t. But either way it’s not a curse, because there are tools for suppressing vignetting—or even adding it. Do you know how and when to use them?

How to Remove Fog from Your Photos

Haze, fog, and smoke are frequent tools for creativity. But there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Too much haze, and your photo loses contrast... and is basically left with nothing left to see. Luckily, you can often remove or reduce haze in post-processing, and it’s not even hard to do.

A Photographer’s Digital Indecision

Digital photo processing opens up huge possibilities—everyone is free to edit photos to match their taste and their mood of the day. But this freedom can sometimes tie you up by leaving you with so many variants that you can’t even choose among them. Or at least, I know it happens to me—all the time.

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