Have you ever planned a specific day to take blog photos only to get there and the weather be awful and natural light pretty much non-existent? If so then you’re not the only one. I thought I’d put together a quick guide on how I use Snapseed to edit my blog photos as I think it’s a pretty good app and not to mention it is FREE too! This guide is mainly to help brighten photos that are too dark or darken bits that are too light.
Open the photo you would like to edit
Click the pencil icon in the bottom right hand corner, this will bring up the tools. For this tutorial I will only be using the selective tool.
Click on the selective tool.
Step four – Choosing the right tool:
With the selective tool you have four options which I have listed below, I tend to use the brightness and contrast tools the most because either having too much or too little brightness if often my problem.
Step five – Adjusting brightness:
Click on the little + at the bottom of the screen and tap where you would like to adjust on the photo, it will bring up a B. You will see up the top it says Brightness (The + must be blue to add a B).
If you drag your finger to the right of the screen it brightens the image and to the left darkens.
The reducing brightness tool is really good if there is too much light on one side of your photo or if you want to make an area black (See below). You can do this multiple times on one photo to create the desired effect.
Step six – Using the structure tool to get rid of unwanted lines:
- Click on the little + at the bottom of the screen and tap where you would like to adjust on the photo, it will bring up a B drag your finger up on the screen to change the B to S .
Please note with this tool you can apply all four options on one + you add. To delete a + you have added simply double tap it, this also brings up an option for: cut, copy, delete and reset.
I hope you found this tutorial useful, please let me know if you found it helpful or would like more like this in future.
Thanks for reading,
Love Saff x