My “go to” program for editing pictures and documents that are JPG format, is Microsoft Office 2010 Picture Manager. It’s easy, quick and efficient. I even recently found out I can still use this program on my new HP laptop that has Windows 10. Sadly, Microsoft discontinued the Picture Manager portion of their Office suite in recent versions.
BUT, if you still love and use this program as I do, here’s my newly discovered edit feature. And, silly me, I thought I knew this program inside and out. Just goes to show, we always have things to learn.
Today we are talking about those images that are too dark. Let’s say you download an image that looks like this. I don’t know about you, but I really don’t want this image attached to my Legacy file or anywhere else.
Once the image is opened in Microsoft Picture Manager (which is set as my default), you would select the “Edit Pictures” option.
Now choose “color” in the right hand column.
Now select “Enhance Color”
You see the grey wording underneath “enhance color?” Once you click on the icon, those words turn dark, like this.
Just take your mouse and move over the image. You’ll see a little round target kind of pointer show up. It looks similar to this.
Once you see that target pointer, just click on any area that should be white. BINGO!
Here is the result. Compare it to the image at the top of my post.
Depending on the image, you’ll get different degrees of resolution. I personally think this looks much better.
For the past 6 years I have used Adobe Photoshop Elements to make this kind of change. However, it required an extra step because all my images automatically open in Microsoft Office Picture Manager. I rotate and crop them in that program. Now I can just stay there and perform this addition fix.
I wrote a previous post about making adjustments to the images we download. Easy Document Editing
I hope you found this post helpful. I just had to share this tip with you, in case, like me, you didn’t know this either.
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