Food Photo editing is an important subject if you run a food blog. If you reading this article, I am sure that you are constantly looking to improve your recipe pictures to attract more people.
When you click pictures with your camera and compare it with the ones posted on advertisements, you wonder how come they are able to click more mouth watering pictures than the actual dish? The secret lies in the photo editing.
Yes, almost 99% of food pictures that you like and love on internet or advertisements are edited to shine before publication.
Basic Photo Editing:
Microsoft Office Picture Manager offers very basic editing on windows machines. You can crop, rotate, re-size and improve brightness. You should certainly do something more than this to get traction on web today. But, if you do not have access to other resources, this editor is your best bet.
Better Photo Editing For Web pages:
- At inHouseRecipes.com, we extensively use fotor.com, an online photo editing tool. You need an internet connection, upload the photo with no log in required. Edit the photo and save it anywhere on your local machine. That’s it. You are done.
They even offer multiple collage templates and various options to add text. We use Fotor because of its simplicity and effectiveness of bringing life to pictures with no technical jargon. Any layman can use it pretty easily and still make photographs appear professional.
You can clearly see the difference which editing can make to a plain raw photograph.
Highlighting the texture of the food really makes it appealing to eyes and helps bring temptation.
- Picozu.com is another online photo editor that is quite comprehensive and can be used for your food blog. It also offers layer based support for images just like photoshop and may be a bit technical for a non-techie user.
Picozu has a benefit in the sense that it allows you to create new pictures as well from scratch. So, you can edit as well as create new ones.
- Google+ Photo editor (plus.google.com->photo->edit) is also a good tool and can be kept at par with fotor. Its auto enhance feature is quite good and leaves little for manual improvement. They have really made it keeping in mind the non-technical users.
Advanced Level Editing:
PhotoShop is by far the most used image editor by professionals. It is a bit technical and you need to purchase it as well. We also do NOT use it as it goes over our head!
There is a smartphone (Android or iPhone) photoshop express version available for FREE usage, but it just offers very basic features of just crop, brightness and contrast.
If you have used or know of a better alternative, do share with us in comments.
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