As a blogger I have to use photos all the time. I take photos of the products I review, my kids for wordless Wednesday, and of the food we eat. Now that I’m posting more recipes meaning more food pictures, I’m really critical of how the pictures look on the blog. Food needs to look appetizing and your attention needs to snap to the food. I also like to create the layout and design of my website. So I edit pictures all the time.
I use Adobe photoshop Elements and Microsoft Elements to edit my photos. For those of you that might be anti-Microsoft, you might want to check out CS 5.5 from what I can tell it does a few of the same things that Elements does, but those that are more proficient with full fledged photoshop can do everything they need with that. Photoshop is pretty darn expensive, which is why we only have photoshop elements, and I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of what my little version of photoshop can do. I can change the lighting, make things look brighter and snappy. I’ve gotten really good at taking and editing pictures of food.
My husband on the other hand can take the kids completely out of the photo with photoshop. I don’t know how he does it. Maybe it’s because I refuse to spend more than an hour editing a photo. I have no idea how long it took him to this one?
So, do you edit your photos at all?