- Preparing for Photo Organization
- Using Tags and Ratings to Organize Your Collection
- Specifying Folder Names During Import
- Tagging Your Photos During Import
- Tagging Photos After Import in Windows Live Photo Gallery
- Tagging Photos After Import in Picasa
- Tagging Photos After Import in Adobe Photoshop Elements
- Deciding What to Do with Less-Than-Perfect Photos
Deciding What to Do with Less-Than-Perfect Photos
As you view your vacation photos, you’ll probably find a large number with problems as well as some that are near-duplicates of each other. What should you do with them? You can delete them, of course, but here are some alternatives to consider:
- Create a panoramic view from photos with overlapping details. You can do this with Windows Live Photo Gallery or Photoshop Elements (Figure 15).
- Use photo repair tools in any of these programs to improve color, lighting, and sharpness when a “bad” photo is the only one you have.
- Use special effects in any of these programs to add some excitement.
- With Photoshop Elements, you can combine a face from one photo with another photo to solve problems with group photos (eyes closed, poor expressions, and so on) using Photomerge Group Shot.
Figure 15 A downtown street view created from three different photos with Photoshop Elements’s Photomerge Panorama tool.
Figure 16 Using the “I’m Feeling Lucky” auto-correction feature in Picasa to lighten a dark photo.
Figure 17 Converting a color photo into a blue-toned monochrome photo with Windows Live Photo Gallery.
Figure 18 Replacing an “eyes closed” shot with a better photo using Photomerge Group Shot.