6. Fixing Your Pictures

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to change the size and shape of your pictures, rotate them, and change their orientation by flipping them. You’ll also learn how to crop pictures for the best presentation, how to fix lighting and improve contrast, how to adjust color and make it pop, and how to sharpen details without making your picture look artificial.

Let’s face it: No picture is perfect. Almost every picture that comes off your (or my) camera can use one or more of the fix-ups covered in this chapter. Think of them as ways to present your image in its best light—literally—like washing its face and combing its hair before you send it out to face the world (see Figure 6.1). By resizing, rotating, and cropping a photo, ...

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