In Digital photography, enhancement is very helpful to help you edit your pictures. Sometimes an original looks so bad, it appears as if nothing can be done to help it. Not true! A couple commonly used enhancements are angle correction of slanted pictures and barrel and pincushion correction. The angle correction basically defines itself in the title. If the picture is slightly titled then the angle correction enhancement will help it out quite a bit. One thing the tool needs to have is anti-aliasing. Barrel and pincushion correction is used to fix slanted horizons that were caused by the camera being used to zoom up as far is could go My name pics. These enhancements are used mainly for generally annoying changes that some people wouldn’t even notice unless it was dramatic, but are useful nonetheless.
To resize or to resample, that is the question. The answer to that question is really what your editor has and what you feel like doing. Resizing is a lot simpler than re-sampling but doesn’t turn out as nice. This is because when you reduce an image with resizing a few pixels will be deleted altogether. When enlarging an image by resizing the pixels will be doubled or even tripled. This creates a fuzzy or blocky image. While re-sampling uses algorithms to either interpolate (enlarging the image by adding color to pixels) or reduce images by re-calculating all the pixels in the photo. Decent image editors will have a few algorithms for re-sampling and resizing will be an available option.
When you are editing your images you are going to want to change the format and the size of the image altogether. There are two types of compressing images. One is the Lossy compressing style. This is more the conservative image compressor, it takes up the least space and is easily uploaded to the web or to an email program. Generally this will save in the .jpg format, one of the most commonly seen everywhere. Lossless on the other hand has the disadvantage of not being able to choose the size you want the image. However, you will be able keep a smaller image of the original version. Common to its name, lossless compressions do not lose any part of the image. The format this compression normally saves to is .png though it can save to a bmp or rle which are less common formats. In the end which one you choose is up to whether you don’t care about the original image or you really care and don’t want anything lost, your pic.
Having a half decent image viewer is just as important as actually changing them. Having the ability to easily access and change your images in a process that isn’t complicated to you is essential. There should be some definite functions, like the viewer should easily be adapt to your needs, be able to enhance photos and be beneficial to your use. Aquiring photos and adding them to your database should be quite easy. Managing EXIF data and being able to batch process is helpful. A couple recommended viewers would be Photophilia and Zoner Photo Studio. These are both amateur accessible and function filled. Helpful functions that you could have would be the batch function, editing function, a file filter would be nice and the image size via pixels.
Lets say you want to have 100 images changed, well you don’t want to do that manually. What if you wanted to do multiple thing, like resize add border, then compress them? That is a tedious and time consuming task. Well good news to you, that won’t be time you have to waste. They have these nifty things called batch processors. Sometimes you have to download them separately others come with your photo viewer. All that processing and time consuming image changing would be done however long your batch software would be able to do it with. But no matter how long it takes, you don’t have to do it. All that you need to do is queue it up in the program with takes 15-20 minutes max press the run button and all your images are being run through, changed and put in a new directory of your choice ready to go. Anytime you don’t have to spend messing around with images the better. Choosing a batch program is pretty easy there are dozens out there just make sure it has what you want it to do.