5 Tips for Enhancing Your Website’s Photos
These tips are used by web design professionals to bring out the best in photos when adding them to a website. You will need a photo editing tool (such as Adobe Photoshop, Jasc PaintShop Pro, or, depending on your computer, you might have sufficient software already installed.)
- First, check the photo has accurate colour. If the camera did not have an appropriate white balance for the type of lighting, the colours will be off, and you will need to manually adjust the hue of each colour to correct the photo.
- Next, determine the composition of the photo, and what your subject matter is supposed to be. As you will be reducing the dimensions of the photo from its original, you might need to crop the image in order to retain focus on the subject or simplify the composition to suit the smaller size.
- If the camera did not over-saturate the photo (as many digital cameras do by default these days,) consider slightly saturing the image. On the screen, due to it being back-lit, photos appear to come to life with a little more saturation. (On paper, a neutral colour tone looks better.)
- Consider what you are trying to portray with the photo, and adjust the red/yellow tones to make the image warmer, if desired, or the green/blue tones to make the image cooler or fresher, if that is what the message is intended to be.
- When you resize a photo, it will be blurred slightly to compensate for the missing pixels. If the photo is small, you will obtain more definition by sharpening the photo slightly after you have resized it.