There are some really good tools that help editors to do photography manipulation without really changing the essence of the picture. We believe they know basics, that is why they don’t fake it but make it look authentic!
One can find digital snaps in many kinds of files and they may also have different resolutions. A photo needs to be retouched or formatted or adjusted, cropped or resized. There could be a need to remove some bad elements or edit the over/under exposure. There are several software programs that are useful for creative experts to work on such problem areas. They have the basic and most complex tools, which aid in photography manipulation. There is a choice of free online applications, consumer programs, web-based programs (Google or Picasa), free image manipulation tool like resizer, Adobe Photoshop or complex professional software and GIMP. Each has different suites and packages to cater to the basic to complex needs of photo processing.
A basic task that every program features is the image size, resolution and file size (in the end). The image size is measured in pixels or inches. Of course there are standard sizes for the web and print. The standard is essential as the screen size and the page sizes are standard. The resolution is another important component of the image, which is measured in dpi. And the file size determines if it can be placed in the hard disk or can it go as a email attachment or can it be placed on the website.
The industry standard program for all professionals today is Adobe Photoshop. It is the leading program that has a host of menus to help beginners and advanced graphic artists. For photography manipulation this program has powerful and compelling choices to create wizardry. Most editors begin by simply learning to resize photos. This is the simple way to alter the snaps. As time progresses the editor can learn to do more complex manipulations with retouching the skin, face or body parts. All these require knowledge of masks and learning to draw clipping paths
. When one is familiar with the system then there will be the need to adjust to brightness/contrast. There are several new plug-ins that are available as appendage to the regular software. The work can be done in a predefined way and takes fewer efforts.
One of the most critical areas of using the programs is to know how to save the edits and do file conversion. All manipulations have a story to tell. The aim is to not only to enjoy the beauty of the picture but also to understand its meaning after the manipulation. Many clients come to photo processing companies with specific concepts and ideas. They expect the digital artists to weave the story through the editing and graphics. Here the aim is to convey the right feelings and not how the visual was created with tools or techniques. The feelings elicited could be humorous, surreal or emotional. Illusions that are harmless and manage to say something are precious. In our everyday lives we have many examples in newspapers and magazines in the form of advertisements. Photography manipulation has unlimited possibilities. With the available software an editor can create awe or shock with the result realistic or not.