9 image editing tips for photographers

9 image editing tips for photographers
  • Frida Bosma
Frida Bosma
May 7, 2019

Great photography calls for awesome, eye catching images and photos. Most people are visual learners and enjoy catchy images. To be a successful photographer, you need to have relevant images that are properly edited to make your projects noticeable and stand out. Yet digital editing is a skill that can be easily learned and done professionally with online tools.

Editing and manipulating photos can be a very time consuming process when, as many pohotgraphers do, work with hunderds of photos on a daily basis. There are numerous application programs and plugins available that can help you with image editing. But it is harder to find high quality software that can handle large amount of photos at the same time. And tradtionally, in order to have all your photo editing requirements covered, you have to use different software applications. This can end up being an expensive affair. FileStar provides a solution as it gives you the ability to edit large amount of photos concurrently with just one upload click.

How to edit photos and images on FileStar

FileStar has made the manual photo editing process more efficient and simple. To build a brand around your work and projects, it helps to cultivate a specific look and feel that is consistent. Listed below are some processes used to make your images stand out and pop to catch your viewers attention. And using them for hundreds of photos in one click.

1. Image Cropping

Cropping is done to remove any distractions from your main focus object in a photo. This can be done by simply tweaking the image to zoom into your focus. Upload the images on FileStar, enter “crop” in the search box, enter the specific measurements you want and crop the images at a go. A tip is to not stray from standard image sizes and shapes because the shot needs to look unedited.

2. Image filter adjustment

Filters serve as a quick fix to make all your images have the same tone adjustments to appear more natural. FileStar provides numerous filter options that can be applied to several hundred images in a zipped file at a click. A dull photo can be easily converted into a high impact photograph with a filter application.

3. Image color correction

When taking photos, white balance adjustments may be off casting unwanted colors on your image. This greatly affects image saturation, vibrancy, and contrast. FileStar has an array of color balance and adjustment options allowing you to add color touch on your pics.Type one of the keywords e.g. color balance on the search box and you can change color at a go.

4. Image color disaturating

When you want the texture and shape of images more accentuated, black and white options make your photos bolder. This effect can be simply applied on FileStar by uploading the photos you want and typing ‘grayscale’ or ‘black and white ‘ on the search box.

5. Image brightness adjustment

Bright photos are appealing but you should be careful not to make them too bright to blind the eyes. Ensure there are no white shiny spots or ‘blow outs’ when increasing brightness. FileStar has made the process of removing shadows efficient to create softer images. Search for “brightness adjustment” and pick the adjustments you want to apply.

6. Image format conversion

Some images are best displayed as .PNG, .JPEG, or .GIF, and you have to convert your images into one specific format. All you need to do on FileStar is to type convert on the search box, select what you need and click on the button for the conversion to happen. You can do this to a group of images in a zipped file.

7. Adding texts to images

Adding text to images is big on Pinterest, Buzzfeed, and Instagram. Creating a portfolio in any of this social sites will require you to showcase this skill. However, you should ensure that the image does not appear cluttered. Ensure your overlay is perfect to place the text. FileStar enables you to add text, choose text placement, select font size, font type, and color. Always keep it easy to read.

8. Change image file names

Cameras auto-name your photos and you might want to rename them correctly to have them reflect the particular event or specific use you intend for them. FileStar has a “change name” option that can be applied to a specific file and each image in it labeled as you see fit.

9. Flip and rotate image

When taking photos, you can have your camera facing up/down to take the image as you want them to appear. Later, you will need to line up horizontal and vertical lines with image edges. Manually rotating or flipping the images can be tiring. With FileStar, clicking on the ‘rotate’ or ‘flip’ command button will manage this task for you in a moment.


FileStar makes image management a simple and fun process having automated all the image editing tasks. You have limited time as a photographer to capture people’s attention so make the few shots you have count. As you are developing your own style, skills, and brand, have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment with the many options provided in the FileStar application.

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