Blog Tip: Color Correcting Photos in One Easy Step

Color correction

One of the problems that we bloggers encounter on a daily basis is how to edit photos that are dark, have poor contrast and horrible skin tones. Most photo wire services usually don’t color correct photos for copyright and journalistic reasons. So it’s left up to the individual blogger to color correct our own photos — which most bloggers don’t know how to do.

A quick Google search yields thousands of websites offering tips on color correcting your photos. But most of the tips are tedious and too complicated for the casual user to understand.

Photoshop has a built-in color correction tool that allows the user to color correct their photos with one click, but it isn’t perfect and sometimes the results are less than desirable.

Years ago, before I started blogging, I found a plugin called iCorrect EditLab that was developed by a company called PictoColor.

Let me pause here to clarify that this post is not a paid endorsement. I’m simply sharing one of my blog secrets with my fellow bloggers to make your lives a little easier.

The PictoColor plugin is simply the best Photoshop plugin I have ever used.

At $99 for the no-frills version, this plugin doesn’t come cheap. But the ease with which the plugin perfectly corrects my photos is worth every penny.

Once you download and install the plugin, you open Photoshop and locate the plugin under Filter > PictoColor. You can then color edit your photos by simply clicking on any white, black or grey areas within the photo. That’s it.

The tool also allows you to easily adjust tone, brightness, saturation, and contrast. In no time you will be editing photos like the pros.

Happy color editing! :)



 


  • FuturedocDonte

    Look at Auntie… Being a mother blogger to all the baby bloggers out there. :hi: Baby Bloggers

  • NaijaGal

    ummmmmmmmmmmmm ok

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    :shrug: so confused

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    Kelly looking good from the byke.

    @ Fay, you mind giving a hug to a long lost friend? I miss talking to you :crying:

  • MsB2u

    u lost me somewhere auntie

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    I need someone to loan me their photoshop cd :tea:

  • Mr.BluPhi

    So which blogs need photo editing tips???

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ San, I can retrieve a program or 2 for ya.

  • VDot

    :lol:

    I don’t even know what to say to this post

    :waves: to Stranger Danger

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :deadhorse:

  • Miany

    Shade :tea:
    :thinking: I wonder which blog has the (unedited version ) of the above photo posted on it???

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    I think Sandra tryin to show one of those other blogs how it’s done. :lol:

  • luVn_liFe…

    MMMkaY
    THIS
    ISSSSSSSSS
    Interesting!
    :cheer:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @Chan let a sista know, so serious. Got corel but miss how photoshop works

  • Miany

    I found it.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    @MIANY

    :rofl:
    Who was it?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Her shoes are hot I have nothing else on the subject :tea:

  • LSLH

    Thanks Sandra!

  • http://www.hotghettomess.com/ghetto-mess/foxy-brown-mess/ Pickachu Tran

    :huh:

  • dancerbee93

    Who is auntie “reading” this here post? :coffee:

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Diva says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    Was in a lesbian relationship for 6 years….But married a man. SHE was more mad I ended up with a man than he was that I used to be with a woman.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    who fonted dis?
    __________
    Me

  • Oprahs Bunion

    That’s right! School em Auntie!

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ San I checked your site, I like. We should do business.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    and why is she standing like she bout to hit a chinese split :blink:

  • http://www.hotghettomess.com/ghetto-mess/foxy-brown-mess/ Pickachu Tran

    Kelly’s shoes IS GIVING ME LYFE RIGHT NOW :yahoo:

  • goat76

    Kelly can get it all day long!!

  • Miany

    @Man,Dancer…now I aint hear this from auntie but it’s a site that gott this dingy pic on it.
    Y
    B
    F
    :tea:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @Chan cool, hit me up

  • Smonae

    @VA

    She mad cause he got that HAMMER :hahaha:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Good Morning America’s beloved co-host Robin Roberts is home resting this week after being re-admitted to the hospital last week after falling ill while on vacation
    ~
    ~
    I hope she’s WEll :|

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ goat, you gotta hit me up on the e-mail bro, I got some business I think you may be intere$ted in….

  • FuturedocDonte

    Oh i get it auntie, you lit this picture up so you can see through her shirt a lil bit better :wink: We on the same page bew

  • Oprahs Bunion

    I stepped out for this breakfast, but I know it’s just gonna make me fall asleep! :wail: I went to the Public Enemy concert last night because they are getting inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame! But now I’m feeling it! I can’t hit the club then get up an hour later for work!!

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :huh:
    What is Kelly doin in that last photo?

  • dancerbee93

    Miany says:

    @Man,Dancer…now I aint hear this from auntie but it’s a site that gott this dingy pic on it.
    Y
    B
    F
    ——————–
    Thanks :typing:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    What is Kelly doin in that last photo?
    _________________________

    Trying to make sure she stand wide legged for the photogs, :shrugs: cause there is no other reason to stand like that :no:

  • Diva

    Diva says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    Was in a lesbian relationship for 6 years….But married a man. SHE was more mad I ended up with a man than he was that I used to be with a woman.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    who fonted dis?

  • FuturedocDonte

    I stepped out for this breakfast, but I know it’s just gonna make me fall asleep! I went to the Public Enemy concert last night because they are getting inducted into the Rock & Roll hall of Fame! But now I’m feeling it! I can’t hit the club then get up an hour later for work!!

    ——
    Flavor Flav public enemy :thinking:

  • Diva

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    Diva says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    dancerbee93 says:

    Was in a lesbian relationship for 6 years….But married a man. SHE was more mad I ended up with a man than he was that I used to be with a woman.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    who fonted dis?
    __________
    Me

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh my my my…..my my my :rofl:

  • Diva

    goat76 says:

    Kelly can get it all day long along with my e-wife!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I fixed this for you Goat! :kiss:

  • Oprahs Bunion

    @ Futuredoc – yes! Original hip hop concert…Dougie Fresh, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, JJ Fad.

  • that_VA_thickchick

    Diva says:

    that_VA_thickchick says:

    Diva says:

    Was in a lesbian relationship for 6 years….But married a man. SHE was more mad I ended up with a man than he was that I used to be with a woman.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    who fonted dis?
    __________
    Me

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Oh my my my…..my my my
    ______________
    :coffee:

    :lol:

  • Mr.BluPhi

    :hahaha: @ Miany …

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    SR showing out :lol:

    Talmbout :rules: Get it right lil blogees :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Oprahs Bunion says:

    @ Futuredoc – yes! Original hip hop concert…Dougie Fresh, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, JJ Fad.

    What? Where? :waiting:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    iAmChan says:

    @ goat, you gotta hit me up on the e-mail bro, I got some business I think you may be intere$ted in….

    kenya’s nakie pictures?! :rofl:

  • http://www.landofpure.net FayMrsWhipfinityIfYewNassy :whip:

    :clap: Auntie showing off her skills & whatnot. school the new bloggers :bow:
    ______________________________

    :hug: oh Chan! sup bruh? i see u bewed up & whatnot :love:

  • Oprahs Bunion

    @ San – what are your rates lady? I would love to support – if it’s within my budget! :-D

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :rofl:
    Man, now they talkin bout these other ninjas “mives” (male husbands) bout to out these ninjas in the NFL!

    ROFLMAOOOOOOOOO!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    San says:

    I need someone to loan me their photoshop cd :tea:

    Perhaps SR will loan your hers :lol:

  • goat76

    @Chan
    You got mail.

    ———————

    @Diva We can have a 3some wit Kelly?? Hell fcuk yeah!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    i see u bewed up & whatnot :dead:
    ============
    San, whatchew doing yo? We support each other :grill:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @DTTS :wink: hint hint :lol:

    @Oprah :lol: depends on size for me.

  • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

    :eek:
    They say Mike Vick had him a boo too when he was with the Falcons!
    Man, this chit bout to go down in the next few weeks!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    :rofl:
    Man, now they talkin bout these other ninjas “mives” (male husbands) bout to out these ninjas in the NFL!

    ROFLMAOOOOOOOOO!

    Folks just don’t know when to leave well enough alone yo! :rofl: :rofl:
    Mofos should’ve had confidentiality agreements :tea:

  • Oprahs Bunion

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    Oprahs Bunion says:

    @ Futuredoc – yes! Original hip hop concert…Dougie Fresh, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, JJ Fad.

    What? Where?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    House of Blues in Los Angeles last night

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    San, whatchew doing yo? We support each other
    ————————
    :spank: I told you to check out my site :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    San, that ain’t no hint :lol: I can’t see gravis now :(

  • Miany

    :cuss: How tf you work in Immigration but, dunno the names of the countries??? How tf you work in immigration but, dunno documents used in legal proceedings have to be accurate….They want their #’s to be on point though cuz they NEED those for promotions.
    Then they blow you off when you attempt to kindly correct them. BISSH YOU go before a judge with this fuggery then!
    ***JESUS please be some people skills cuz I can not today**

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @Oprah I’m flexible though, you can hit me up on email

  • Oprahs Bunion

    San says:
    depends on size for me.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    size DOES matter! :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I just know you had a ball Oprah! :D

  • Oprahs Bunion

    @ san – what about shipping to LA?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    *darth vader voice* Settle Down Miany, settle down! :rofl:

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Birdshu Bird

    :applause: These celeb ladies get a standing ovation from me for walking around in 12 inch heels in their casual attire. I’d be sporting kicks with that ensemble.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Oprahs Bunion says:

    @ san – what about shipping to LA?

    :wail: #iamlostagane

  • Just Looking

    Ironic….I was busy speaking with my wedding photographer about photoshopping my scar on my arm. He said no problem…. :coffee:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @DTTS http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist <—where the look out gravi at

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Bird, you know you can’t tell these young folks about their feet :lol: #theygonelearn *snickers*

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    When I look at those two pics of Kelly Rowland, I just don’t give too many damns whether she’s light, dark, has a hint of a burgundy hue.

    Photographers might care (and since you take pictures, Sandra Mae – you may care a little bit more than the average person), but the average person couldn’t care less.

    No pun intended (OK, I’m lyin) but, “Man, I Just Don’t Care!”

  • NaijaGal

    :yawn: I wanna go home…it’s rainy and cold :wail: :wail:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    Sandra done moderated me for posting this site. :pray: FORGIVE ME

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I’m an e-bridesmaid! :yahoo:

    :rofl:

  • Oprahs Bunion

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    I just know you had a ball Oprah!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I DID!! I never saw them before, but I had a ball. Flav always steals the spotlight!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    :popcorn:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :newpost:
    :obama:
    :eek:

  • http://srchronicles.wordpress.com/ iAmChan

    @ <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I have no nekkid pictures of that poster, or any other poster while we are at it, lol. And if I diddddd…..I wouldn't share the info due to the fact of them being leaked and me not getting more.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Oprah, he’s cool people in real life too… :tea: #verydowntoearth

  • NaijaGal

    They say Mike Vick had him a boo too when he was with the Falcons!
    =======================
    well well well so it’s seeming pretty natural for men to want the dyck :tea:

  • FuturedocDonte

    @ Futuredoc – yes! Original hip hop concert…Dougie Fresh, Whodini, Kool Moe Dee, JJ Fad.

    What? Where?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    House of Blues in Los Angeles last night
    ——–
    We don’t get shows like that in VA often :crying: We get the Jazz festival every year but that’s about it :(

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @Oprah I don’t discriminate
    @DTTS Artist

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I know Chan :hug: I just like fonting ‘nakie’ like the kiddies be saying :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    MsB2u says:

    u lost me somewhere auntie
    ________________

    This is a blog tip for bloggers. They understand what I’m talking about. :yes:

  • Diva

    NaijaGal says:

    I wanna go home…it’s rainy and cold

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Here too!!!! I have my desk heater on…blowing on my feet. I wore sandals today :cold:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LSLH says:

    Thanks Sandra!
    ________________

    You’re welcome hun. :)

  • http://www.hotghettomess.com/ghetto-mess/foxy-brown-mess/ Pickachu Tran

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    They say Mike Vick had him a boo too when he was with the Falcons!
    Man, this chit bout to go down in the next few weeks!

    __________________________

    NO say it aint sooooo :wail:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    :wink: Ok San, I will check you out tonight!

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    Here too!!!! I have my desk heater on…blowing on my feet. I wore sandals today
    _____________
    :lol: U did not

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Miany says:

    I found it.
    ————–

    Man, I just don’t care™ says:

    @MIANY

    :rofl:
    Who was it?
    ___________________

    All these bloggers have to do is apply themselves to achieve better results. Unfortunately some of them are just in it for the money. :coffee:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    Trying to make sure she stand wide legged for the photogs, :shrugs: cause there is no other reason to stand like that :no:
    __________________

    Why can’t she just be a sexy bish? :shrug:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    @DTTS Let me know your thoughts

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Oprahs Bunion says:

    @ San – what are your rates lady? I would love to support – if it’s within my budget! :-D
    _________________

    Awww, thank you sweetie, but I’m good. :grill:

  • FuturedocDonte

    Trying to make sure she stand wide legged for the photogs, :shrugs: cause there is no other reason to stand like that :no:
    __________________

    Why can’t she just be a sexy bish? :shrug:
    ——
    :rofl:

  • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San

    Sandra Rose says:

    Oprahs Bunion says:

    @ San – what are your rates lady? I would love to support – if it’s within my budget!
    _________________

    Awww, thank you sweetie, but I’m good.
    ———————————————–
    :rofl:

  • FuturedocDonte

    I see one of the ads if for Ciara new single “body party” which is available on iTunes… has anybody listened to this :thinking:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Did I ever tell you kids my meeting Kelly Rowland story? 2 weeks ago, I was in the upscale Phipps Plaza, right outside the doors to Saks Fifth Avenue, near the Louis Vuitton entrance. I was standing there talking to my boy who works at Phipps. As I’m talking, he turned his head to the right and his mouth fell open. He went “hiiiii” in slow motion. So I turns to see who he’s looking at. What I see is a vision of beauty and chocolate perfection that can only be described as a Goddess. She said “hi” to my boy because she knows him from his job. Then we made eye contact and she smiled a sort of knowing smile. In that split second my life was changed forever. True story. :coffee:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Great story Aunt Tea. Thanks for sharing. :lol: One of Destiny’s Children. :heart:

  • heartland

    tomato/tamahtoe
    Photoshop/photoChop
    :shrug:

  • Black_jewel2

    Sandra Rose says:

    In that split second my life was changed forever. True story.

    ____________________________________

    Well alright now Auntie :grill:

  • West Coast Chick

    Loving Kelly’s shoes

  • omidan2011

    Aunty don gon fall in love! :wink:

    I am loving those leggings(?) she is wearing, anyone know who they are by?

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    @ Sandra Mae –

    I need to know what the “knowing” was in the knowing smile because, well, inquiring minds want to “know”… ya know what I’m sayin’?