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#socialbloggers 20 – How to Edit Blog Photos

how to edit blog photos

The 20th #socialbloggers! This means we’ve now had 20 hours of fantastic chatter all about how to better our blogs, sharing tips and asking questions. Each chat has really shown me how to improve my own blog and many others have also found the twitter chat helpful. Don’t forget to check the #socialbloggers tag to see the rest of the posts in this series – I post round-ups every monday.

This weeks was a little complicated for me, as we were having a baby shower at our house for my friend. I am the photographer for all things Flip (Flip = the baby) so I was trying to take photos while keeping up with the Twitter chat – I’m an extreme multi-tasker, see. 

Last week we spoke about photography and shared some tips with each other, so thought it would be a fantastic idea to talk about how we edit blog photos and the tools we use to do so. I did lose most of the comments, as it when I was moving over from Blogger to WordPress and had to reinstall everything again on Monday evening, so lost the comments that were left before that! Boo. So pop over to last week’s post and add your opinion! 

I was quite surprised how many different programs there are to edit blog photos. I use Picmonkey and iPhoto for mine, but after this Saturdays chat, there are so many more programs that I would like to try out! If there are any that you use and aren’t mentioned, then please tell me about them below. I’d love to know what everyone else uses!

I personally don’t edit photos that much. I may change the brightness or contract on some if they are a little dark, then I’ll edit any text or add filters in Picmonkey – mainly for the intro picture. I don’t like my photos to look over edited, although I did go through a phase where I loved the look of over edited photos – but tastes and trends change with time! I think people need to remember that it’s okay to be different with photos! As long as they are not out of focus and you can see what you are meant to see, don’t be afraid to add your personality into them too.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to ask them below! I have some ideas for some posts I would like to write about blog photos, so would love any questions to sink my teeth into!

My top tips for editing blog photos.

  • Ensure to resize in a photo editor, rather than uploading the full size and resizing inside Blogger/Wordpress,this will help your page load time.
  • Don’t distort the colour if it’s a review of a product.
  • Play around with levels and saturation to get the photos you want.
  • Look at your favourite blogs and see what makes you like their photos so much.
  • Crop out anything that may be a distraction from the focal point.

With that said, let’s move onto the chat!

Q1 – How do you edit your photos? #socialbloggers

Q2 – What software do you use to edit your photos? #socialbloggers

Q3 – Do you prefer photos that look edited, or natural? #socialbloggers

Q4 – What’s your top tip for editing photos? #socialbloggers

 

What are your top tips for photo editing?

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