Edit your images in- camera
There is no need to power up your PC to
tweak images- investigate your camera’s editing menu instead
Editing your images can often be a time-
consuming task and one that can take the fun out ò photography for many people.
Thankfully, many camera companies have taken this task on board themselves and
produced a comprehensive range of editing effects, which you can apply to your
images in- camera.
time by tweaking your shots straight after you have taken them with various
available in- camera editing functions
This means you do not even have to upload
your images to a computer, simply save time by editing them straight from the
playback menu. The beauty of this feature is that you do not need any previous
experience of editing images- your camera does all the hard work for you.
All you need to do is use your camera
manual to look up what effects your camera offers, and then you can experiment
with how each of the effects can help improve your shots. Some editing effects
work better with certain types of images. For example, if you want to apply a
Miniature effect to an image, the you will have much greater success applying
this to a city scene taken from a height as opposed to a landscape shot taken
from ground level. It is all about experimenting and finding out what works
Of course there are plenty of editing modes
that are far more straightforward to use and apply, such as red- eye removal,
in- camera cropping, resizing and filters. Let is explore some of the options
that three popular camera models offer …
3 of the best … cameras with editing options
Olympus PEN E- PL3
Explore the renowned PEN art filters and
enjoy fun processing treatments such as Pin Hole, Pop Art and Grainy Film for
Casio EX- ZS10
You can find this camera for under $140 and
perform things like removing red- eye at the touch of a button
Sony cyber- shot W550
This is another well- priced option with a
sleek design and a host of image retouching features all within the camera
3 of best … free image editing apps for your phone
this all- in- one editing app enables you
to alter the brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of your shots,
before packaging them up in an email to share with friends.
Photo Art- Color Effects
This hangs- on app lets you use your
fingers to alter part of your image. There are a number of filter and effects
to choose from including selective colour.
Apply a host of toning effects to your
photos and even add a watermark. You can also use this app to crop and resize
to make your shot picture- perfect.
What you will need …
A camera with editing modes
We used …
Canon EOS 60D
You could try …
What you will learn …
Straighten with the Nikon D5100
Create a miniature effect with the Conon
Put a picture in a frame with the Samsung
Fix wonky horizon
Open the Retouch menu
display the D5100’s retouch menu, press Menu on the top left of the camera back
and choose the Retouch menu with the paintbrush icon
To display the D5100’s retouch menu, press
Menu on the top left of the camera back and choose the Retouch menu with the
paintbrush icon. This menu contains all of the editing tricks that you can
apply to your shots in- camera.
the arrows on the d- pad to scroll down to the Straighten option, which has a
small rectangle and curved arrow icon, and select by pressing OK
Use the arrows on the d- pad to scroll down
to the Straighten option, which has a small rectangle and curved arrow icon,
and select by pressing OK. Your images will appear on screen- use the d- pad
arrows to select an image.
Straighten the shot
can rotate the image up to five degrees. The camera automatically crops your
image as it straightens.
Use the d- pad left and right arrows to
straighten the shot. Use the grid on the LCD to help line up the horizon and
make sure it is straight. You can rotate the image up to five degrees. The
camera automatically crops your image as it straightens.
Save a copy
can keep your original shot and save the new straightened version as a copy by
You can keep your original shot and save
the new straightened version as a copy by pressing OK. The straightened version
will appear as the last image in your playback menu and the original will stay
where it was in the playback order.