Various reasons and instances would prompt you to edit an image. With proper photo editing, a photo that lacks in life and details would certainly become amazing.
The birth of digital photography has allowed us to further make our photographs better through image editing. To edit an image, one also needs certain level of skills and craftsmanship; and thus, could be considered an art in its own right. So as not to be taunted as a fraud artist, you should still strive to make wonderful shots with your camera and only edit an image if definitely required. To Enhance Your ImageImage enhancement is necessary in displaying various property and color depths in order to highlight all details of it. The image probably looks dull and lacking in life prior to the enhancement. Using different techniques, you can achieve various effects on the photo such as increased/decreased contrast, image lightening/darkening, cropping the image, reflection removal and image resizing. To Restore A PhotoIf you have old photographs that you like to restore, image editing will certainly be useful. Photographs are susceptible to wearing and tearing if not properly preserved. They could also lose sheen because of humidity and heat. Edit an image to bring back its fine qualities. A few of the things you can accomplish with image editing are repairing minor cracks, smoothing creases or fold lines, reviving faded colors, fixing tears and reconstructing missing areas.To Add EffectsSometimes, a photo lacks a certain appeal to the viewer and with the help of image editing techniques; some useful effects could make it more interesting. You could remove unnecessary and distracting objects from the background. You could also add some artistic elements into it. You could manipulate a photo in many ways like adding colors to a monotone picture, retouching photographs for creative purposes like advertisements, adding lacking elements like a scenery background (when it is impossible to shoot there), multiplying an image and more. Also, there are some occasions when you know that your photo is as perfect as it can be, but then, it also feels as if there is still something lacking so you know it is not perfect yet. This lack of 'certain' details is when the image seems to look flat and dry. You want a photo that when you look at it, life just seems to jump out of the picture. You want to feel life by merely looking at the photograph. This is achieved by using layers to add life-giving textures.To Clip ItClipping a picture is a necessity if it contains some parts or elements that are unwanted. Sometimes, you happened to shoot at a subject only to find that another person or thing was included in the shot. Removing it is necessary because it takes away the focus from the subject. The background may also happen to be flashy that it overshadows the subject so you could consider removing it. The face of your subject might also have some blemishes that you need to remove. Clipping is done so that the right perspective is maintained on the subject.To Resize ItWhen an image is pixelized, it looks as it small blocks make it up and it does not look good unless that is exactly the effect you want to achieve. Photo editing allows you to deal with this issue so that your image would appear smooth and clean without losing necessary details.