How I edit Instagram photos: tips and tricks

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

In June 2014, a new version of the Instagram application was released, in which it became possible to almost professionally process photos before sending them to the tape to friends. Several new functions were added at once, old ones were modified. In addition, it became possible to adjust the intensity of the filters, brightness, contrast, light areas, shadows, heat, saturation and sharpness were added to the application. Such opportunities, if properly used by them, allow any, even the most bad picture, to submit nicely to their subscribers in Instagram.

Getting to these parameters is very simple. Uploading a photo to the Instagram or taking a picture directly from the application, at the stage of adding the filter, pay attention to the new menu, which consists of three buttons. We are interested in the very last, the third. It is a wrench and just leads to the necessary settings.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Clicking on it, you get to the page where you can process your photo by adjusting the brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation, etc. Let’s talk about all this in more detail.

Professional photo processing in Instagram

Straighten

The first button is called “Straighten”. It serves to rotate the photo. More details about this can be found in another my note.

Brightness

Very often, pictures taken in bad weather or in a poorly lit room look dull. By adjusting the brightness, you can make them brighter and more attractive.

Professional photo processing in Instagram

Contrast

The more contrast the photo, the more different are the different tones on it. If you want to highlight the colors in your photo, use this setting.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Heat

If you rotate the slider to the right, the photo will be highlighted with warm colors (orange, red, pink, etc.), if left – cold (blue, blue, purple, etc.).

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Saturation

Saturation allows you to select all the colors in the image, make them more succulent.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Light areas

Allows you to make light tones more vivid, or, conversely, darken them.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Shadows

The setting opposite to the “Light sections”. With its help you can perfectly clarify the picture.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Vignette

With the help of “Vignettes” you can darken the edges of the photo, especially the corners. It turns out pretty stylish. Try it!

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Tilt offset

You can set the blur: linear and round. So you can select an object in the image or simply blur something unnecessary for someone else’s eyes.

Adjust brightness, contrast, shadows and other effects in Instagram

Sharpness

It makes the boundaries of objects in the picture more clear. I like this setting, and I use it very often.

If you adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness and other in the photo correctly, the result will surely please your friends, your publication will get a lot of likes! But do not overdo it! A tastelessly processed photo can not be liked by anyone.