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10 Quick Tips to Improve Any Photo using CameraBag Photo Editor

November 20, 2019

Here are 10 Quick Tips to Improve Any Photo
using CameraBag Photo Editor. #1: Apply auto-exposure The auto exposure adjustment is a great go-to
way to quickly improve a photo in one click. It analyzes your image and automatically applies
the optimal lighting adjustments to create an evenly-exposed image. If your photo is already evenly-exposed, this
adjustment may do very little, but it can have quite dramatic results on photos that
are too dark, too bright, or washed-out. You can adjust the effect’s strength with
its amount slider. #2: Add basic or advanced contrast Adding contrast is one of the easiest and
most useful ways to add emotion to a photo. CameraBag has both a simple contrast adjustment
with a single slider for easy use, and also an advanced contrast adjustment that gives
you more control over exactly how the contrast is applied. Play around with them, especially the controls
in advanced contrast, and you’ll find that adjusting contrast is very often all you need
to get an incredible image. #3: Adjust the saturation Adjusting color saturation is another way
to quickly make photos look better or more interesting. Often a subtle adjustment is all that is needed,
and you’ll want to be careful not to make skin tones unnaturally over-saturated. Many photos that start out looking boring
can look very interesting after making them black and white by turning the saturation
all the way down, and then adding contrast. #4: Fix white balance CameraBag’s white balance tool is another
go-to method for quickly improving photos that have an unnatural color cast, such as
those taken indoors at night that are too orange or yellow. Simply load the tool, then click on an area
of the photo that ought to be a neutral grey or white. This one adjustment can have stunning results
on things like underwater photos, revealing colors you didn’t even know were there. #5: Use a filtered black and white adjustment You can make a photo black and white by simply
turning the saturation all the way down, but often you can get more interesting and dramatic
black and white photos by using the Filtered Black and White adjustment. Adjust the Filter Hue slider to control which
color ranges in the photo are made darker or brighter before the black and white conversion. This can easily create beautiful contrast
between faces, skies, clouds, leaves, and water in your black and white photos. #6: Adjust shadows, midtones, and highlights The Shadows/Highlights adjustment, which also
includes a slider for midtones, is another powerful tool for easily improving any photo. Each of the three sliders adjusts a different
brightness range in the image, and you can simply adjust each of the sliders until you
find what looks best to your eye. #7: Add precise contrast using a tone curve For adding instant depth and emotion to your
photos, a more precise and powerful way to add contrast is by using a Tone Curve. Add a control point on the left half of the
curve and drag it slightly down, then add another on the right side
and drag it slightly up. Any S-shaped curve like this will increase
contrast, and you can move the points around until you find a look you like, even if you
don’t fully understand how tone curves work. If you set the amount slider to a lower value,
you can get more subtle effects as you move control points. Try changing the method dropdown for slightly
different looks. #8: Create a matte look using a tone curve A popular style you can create with a single
tone curve, and which can make a wide variety of photos look interesting and moody, is a
matte look. To get this look, add a tone curve. Then drag the leftmost point up a little and
the rightmost point down a little. Next, add a control point in the left half
of the curve and drag it down a little, and another in the right half of the curve and
drag it up a little, making an S-shaped curve. Play around with the position of each control
point until you find a look you like for your photo. Often you’ll also want to add a saturation
adjustment to reduce the overall saturation. #9: Use one-click built-in presets The easiest way to improve any photo in Camerabag
is by using one of the hundreds of included filter presets. There are general-use presets like the Color
Essentials and Film Tone collections, and also presets specifically designed for things
like beach photos, night city shots, or portraits where you want to enhance freckles. There are 3 handy ways to load presets: First, you can hover over the buttons in the
side panel and click to load. Second, you can press the Quicklook button
or use the keyboard shortcut F to load the full-screen chooser. Third, you can use your keyboard’s up and
down arrow keys to navigate between presets in the main viewport. The loaded preset name is shown in the lower
left hand corner of the interface. #10: Use modified built-in presets Another quick way to improve any photo in
CameraBag is to find a preset that’s similar to the look you’re going for and then to
try tweaking each adjustment. You don’t even need to know the details
of how each adjustment works, just try moving sliders and control points until you find
the look you want. You can always add adjustments to any loaded
preset, for example if you wanted to further adjust the exposure. Any modified preset can be easily saved as
its own preset using either the File menu item or the plus key on your keyboard.

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