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Modifying Picture Brightness and Contrast

Once you have inserted a picture, you can control the image’s colors, brightness, and contrast using Picture tools on the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox. The brightness and contrast controls let you make simple adjustments to the tonal range of a picture. The brightness and contrast controls change a picture by an overall lightening or darkening of the image pixels. You can experiment with the settings to get the look you want. If you don’t like the look, you can use the Reset Picture button to return the picture back to its original starting point.

Change Brightness

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the picture whose brightness you want to increase or decrease.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Picture panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Drag the Brightness slider to a positive brightness to lighten the object colors by adding more white, or to a negative brightness to darken the object colors by adding more black.

Change Contrast

  • yellow-circle-01.gif Click the picture whose contrast you want to increase or decrease.
  • yellow-circle-02.gif Click the Formatting Palette tab on the Toolbox.
  • yellow-circle-03.gif Click the Picture panel to expand it.
  • yellow-circle-04.gif Drag the Contrast slider to a positive contrast to increase intensity, resulting in less gray, or to a negative contrast to decrease intensity, resulting in more gray.

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