ACC Photo Editing Tips

Here's some tips for editing photos. They are arranged in no particular order. If you've got more we can add, please contact the webmaster.

Editing images

  • Take time to learn how to use photo editing software.
  • There are tons of tutorials online, including on Youtube. Here's our page with lots of useful learning links.
  • Photoshop is expensive but very commonly used. Elements is its simpler, much cheaper sibling. Many photographers just use Lightroom. Affinity Photo is cheap and very similar to Photoshop.
  • Edit with the RAW editor before switching to the full editor.
  • Learn to use selection, layers and blending. It takes effort, but it's worth it.
  • Check digital images very carefully, with the 'eye of the judge' before you print them. Then look at them again in print form.
  • Consider adding a two pixel white border to projected images (some judges like them).
  • Check that there is detail in both the shadows and highlights.
  • Many judges like a border around digital images. Usually white, 2 pixels.
  • Perhaps the most commented-on item by judges is cropping, where they often suggest an even tighter crop. Look for the better picture within your picture.
  • Here are a whole set of links to useful articles, web pages, etc.

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