Smartphones and its usage have been increasingly identified as the most convenient technology for photography and related works.
Latest models are so powerful in taking and editing wow pictures that sometimes it’s tough to identify whether the images are taken using a professional camera and post-processed by the dedicated devices.
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Actually, Smartphones made the process of taking a snap and quick uploading on social platforms like Instagram very easy. But before you do that, if you take a few moments to fix up some of the drawbacks, surely your smartphone can produce some payment worthy photographs at the end.
Android and iOS platforms have enough set of editing options that aren’t only limited to taking selfies. There are many pre-loaded and free downloadable apps that can even turn an “amateur” to a “Professional photo editor”. And today we all know that there are many ways an expert image editor can earn a handful amount of cash. There are thousands of blogs, e-commerce sites, and companies who buy premium stock imagery. So the question remains, do you want to earn some extra cash?
Let me explain to you- how you can use your mobile device to unleash your Image Manipulation skills.
Remove unwanted object form photos:
The first one seems to be very easy. Sometimes you might be in the situation where after taking a nice snap, you’d realize that it has been ruined by some disturbing elements. After all, you don’t want to upload imperfect images on any platform!
Instead of taking a new snap, why not edit it in mobile like Photoshop? As an avid iPhone user, I’m taking help of a paid app- TouchRetouch (available for $1.99 for iOS and Android).
There are two ways to remove the unwanted element just by using the tip of your finger. Tap your finger over the unwanted part and click the erase command from selection tool. Or replace the unwanted part by cloning details from another part of the image.
Removing object, unwanted marks and blemishes were never easy for me, before. Though there are other apps like PhotoShop Fix, Pixelmator, Snapseed and Enlight Photofox, personally I prefer TouchRetouch.
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Turn Your Photos Into Fine-Art ‘Paintings’:
Have you ever tried to turn your favorite images into paintings or drawings? I know you definitely did or tried for at-least quite a few times.
When the main point is to turn a snap as if they were painted instead of photographed, there are quite a few free and paid apps to reduce your labor work.
Prisma is one of them that helps to turn your imagery work into a masterpiece like Picasso or Van Gogh.
This tool has various painterly styles patterns that can be managed by sliding your finger over the screen. This creative controlling system is my personal favorite- win-win in my book.
But how does it work? Well, select an image and apply the desired artistic filters from tools. Change the level of the filters from 0 to 100 until you get the perfect preview.
The layout is just like the Instagram and most importantly it works with videos as well. Actually, it’s pretty cool and free for both Android and iPhone.
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Color Manipulating to create compelling photos:
Sometimes, changing brightness, contrast and changing the color tone of the entire image is not enough to get a professional look. Besides the regular editing, I have to deal with changing the color of a portion of the image or an object. And you know how tough it is without expert’s help.
After trying a few tools, now I am very happy using the Color Effect Photo Editor for more than 3 years. This image editor allows you to take photograph and edit it right away.
Edge correction is automatic. So you don’t have to worry too much. Multiple levels of undoes, selecting brush sizes and flexible zooming options give you more control, just the way you like!
The beauty of this tool is- you don’t have to paint the color with your finger rather if you can just select the portion which needs to be repainted, the tool will do the rest. As a result, your image won’t be at risk to leave unwanted traces of fingers.
Brighten up Dark underexposed images:
No matter how expert you are in photography, there are situations when some incidents lead the taken images to be underexposed or overexposed than it should be.
Low-quality lenses and outdated or low performing devices are the most common causes of this situation. The better the device, the better the performance you can expect.
Well, here is an easy way to fix this problem just by your Smartphone and it’s completely free.
I’m talking about Snapseed- a very powerful app which I’m using for quite a few days. If you haven’t installed it yet, I recommend doing it at once. Let me explain why?
The total procedure is really simple and easy. After opening the image click on the pencil icon to access the tools. Next, you have to click on ‘Tune Image’ to edit.
Here I always prefer to use shadow than Brightness tool because if you brighten or darken with “Brightness tool” the whole image will be affected equally. But in Shadows tool, only the over bright or over the dark part of the snap will be changed.
Erasing background from any photo:
Okay, now you only need the object of the image, not the background. So, open up your laptop, let the Photoshop being started and dive into the tedious task.
But guess what, now you don’t have to wait too long. Your iPhone or Android is enough to cut out the object from the background.
Again there are many helping hands but I prefer “Ultimate Background Eraser” more than any other tool.
While working on your Smartphone especially for this type of job, your finger may become your first complication. It’s really tough to precisely press the desired area. Definitely, a special magnifying option might reduce your hassle. And that’s what the biggest benefit of using this app.
It’s real supportive each time I tap my finger to select the object of the image. It zooms out automatically to give a preview whether my selection is going in the right direction. Besides it allows Auto Erase, Restore, Undo, Redo & Zoom option to get a better result.
This app is free on Google play store and you are allowed to add text or emoji while editing.
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The bottom line:
So, these are the ways how amateur photographers and semi-pros alike can now edit images and have hundreds of opportunities to earn some good cash with the photos you’ve already taken.