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Canon® EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies® by Julie Adair King

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Chapter 10. Ten Fast Photo-Editing Tricks

In This Chapter

  • Using the editing tools in Canon ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser

  • Removing red-eye

  • Cropping your photos

  • Correcting exposure and color problems

  • Creating the illusion of sharper focus

  • Adding text

  • Saving your edited masterpieces

Every photographer produces a clunker image now and then. When it happens to you, don't be too quick to reach for the Erase button on your camera. Many common problems are surprisingly easy to fix using the tools found in most photo editing programs.

In fact, you can perform many common retouching tasks using one of the free programs provided with your camera. Called ZoomBrowser EX in Windows and ImageBrowser on the Mac, this software offers tools for removing red-eye, adjusting exposure, tweaking colors, sharpening focus, and more.

Ten Fast Photo-Editing Tricks

Chapter 8 introduces you to these programs, showing you how to use them to download, view, and organize your pictures. If you aren't already familiar with those basics, you may want to visit that section of the book first. Then return to this chapter, which lays out the step-by-step instructions for using the editing tools to repair and enhance your photos.

Note

A couple of other notes before you start:

  • If you shot your pictures using the Raw file format, you must process them using the raw-conversion instructions laid out in Chapter 8 before you can edit them.

  • Although the tools provided ...

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