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Olympus® PEN E-PL1 For Dummies® by Julie Adair King

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Chapter 9. Ten Cool Creative (And Practical) Features

In This Chapter

  • Removing red-eye

  • Tweaking exposure and color

  • Creating a black-and-white or sepia version of a photo

  • Fooling around with the ART shooting mode

  • Cropping away excess background

  • Adding a voice memo to a picture

Many parts of this book are geared to your brain's left hemisphere — the half that scientists say is engineered to contemplate technical information. This chapter appeals to the other side of your noggin, presenting E-PL1 features designed to stimulate your creative side. You can have fun experimenting with the art filters, merge two images into one, and turn a full-color image into a black-and-white or sepia picture.

Ten Cool Creative (And Practical) Features

So that your left brain doesn't feel totally left out, however, this chapter also includes a couple practical features that I haven't yet covered, including in-camera red-eye removal and an option that lets you annotate a still picture with a voice recording. Additionally, the first section details the JPEG Edit menu, which serves up many of these photo-retouching and creative features.

Altering Your Photos through the JPEG Edit Menu

The JPEG Edit menu contains the majority of the in-camera editing functions. As the menu name implies, these features work only on JPEG picture files. If you only captured the image in the Raw format, you must create a JPEG copy before you can apply the JPEG Edit menu adjustments. ...

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