Chapter 7 Processing Your Images Using Photo Book Software

> Scaling and Cropping Your Photos

> Image Processing

> Decorative Effects

> Isolating Image Details Using Transparency Effects

Many photo book software programs offer simple, built-in image processing tools that save you the time and trouble involved in switching to a separate program while creating your layout. However, if you need to perform complex changes to your images—such as adjusting brightness, contrast, or noise artifacts—I recommend image processing programs such as Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, Picasa, or GIMP. These programs offer a much broader range of processing options than proprietary photo book software.

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