What Is Photo Editing?

Photo editing refers to modifying or improving digital or traditional photographic images using a different technique, tool, or software. Photo editing is the most common issue in our day-to-day life. We need to edit a photo for various purposes and the importance of photo editing is undeniable. The simple meaning of photo editing is the act of changing an image. These images can be digital photographs, illustrations, prints, or photographs on film.  Photo editing is also called image editing, post-processing, image manipulation, photo retouching, or photo enhancement.

What is photo editing software?

The photo editing process is almost as old as photography itself. Since the birth of photography, photographers have always tried to improve their photos at home with some techniques such as tinting, toning, and cropping their photos to make them great. That was a very time-consuming step in that time but now photo editing is as simple as it just takes a short moment to edit a photo perfectly. Photo editing software is a type of graphic design software used to edit, create, and manipulate images on a computer. There are many kinds of photo editing software available in the market. They all are specified with their advantages and disadvantages. The one you choose may depend on your needs and budget.

  • Adobe photoshop
  • Pixlr
  • Aviary
  • Canva
  • GIMP
  • Microsoft paint
  • Photo scape

Different Types Of Photo Editing

There are many types of photo editing available in recent times. Some are simple and others are complex. Normally, you can execute simple photo editing techniques easily and quickly. But when it comes to the question of editing a complex photo then you have to follow several processes and also need some editing software. So, let’s talk about a simple photo editing service first. Simple photo editing techniques include

Noise Reduction

by this process, it makes the photo smooth. Typically, it is accomplished by reducing the pixel size.

White Balance

It refers to the color balance of photography or the color of light in the photo. In digital photography, white balance means adjusting colors so that the image looks more natural. It is applied because most light sources do not cast pure white color.

Contrast

Higher contrast helps to make a photo punchier and more attractive. If an image is looking brighter and gloomier than it needs to reduce to its contrast level. It is a very important task in photo editing.

Exposure

It deals with the brightness of the photo.

Lens Correction

This tool is commonly used in the lightroom. It helps to fix the lens problem issue of the photo such as chromatic shedding, shaking, perspective, vignette, and many more.

Color Adjustments

it can be used to change the overall tone of your image and also used to remove unwanted colors from your image. The color adjustment can also be used to create interesting effects in the image.


Cropping

In photography industries, cropping means to remove unwanted outer areas from photographic or illustrated images. With this tool, the editor can adjust the dimensions of the image as per his demand. Whatever, it is a very simple tool to use.

Those are the common variations of the simple photo editing process. Now, it’s time to talk about complex photo editing techniques which are given below-


Clipping Path

A clipping path is a technique of removing background from any images or adding a white background.  In other words, it is a technique of creating a close vector path or shape used to cut out a 2D image by the pen tool in photoshop. It is also known as deep etch. By using this technique, we can easily change the small portion of any image, change the color, remove background, shape, logo, drop shadow, and almost everything in a single image.