Digital photo frames are great devices we can use for storing and displaying our photographs. They provide a cool and entertaining viewing experience, experience which we can further improve with the aid of image editing software.
It may be the case that sometimes certain photos you take don’t come out exactly how you intended: they’re too dark or too bright or perhaps they aren’t sharp enough. This is why it’s necessary to perform a little bit of editing before we can transfer them to our digital frames. By performing the right edits and retouches you’ll make your pictures more visually appealing and hence you’ll truly enjoy viewing them on your picture frame.
Which Image Editing Software to Use?
If you want to edit your photos, it’s good to know you have several alternatives at your disposal. There are plenty of tools you can resort to, whether desktop-based or online, in order to edit your images one by one.
On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a large collection of photos, you can’t really afford to manually adjust hundreds of photos. It’s just too consuming time and energy-wise. In this situation it’s advisable to turn to a program like BatchPhoto that has the capacity to automatically edit multiple photos at the same time and implicitly make your job significantly easier.
Resize Photos to Fit your Digital Frame
The first thing you need to do is make sure your photos will be displayed in an optimal way on your frame. Let’s say your digital frame has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and the photos you have taken have a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. If you’ll leave them like this, they’ll appear stretched and distorted on your frame and completely ruin your viewing experience.
In order to get the best possible viewing experience, you’ll need to change the size of your pictures so that they’ll match your frame’s resolution. With BatchPhoto you can resize multiple images at once, in a single session. All you have to do is add them, enter your preferred dimensions for width and height and choose your destination folder. Next the tool will automatically resize all your photos, while you can focus on other tasks.
Resizing is a necessary step in the entire optimizing process not only to optimally fit images within your digital frame, but also because it can help you save important storage space. High-resolution images come with large file sizes and by considerably reducing those sizes you can really save space on the internal memory.
Date Stamp Photos
A great way to remember certain events and special moments is to add a date stamp to your pictures. The best part about it is that you have the possibility to customize it, so that the final result will completely match your preferences in terms of appearance, placement and level of visibility.
To that effect you can select the suitable date and time format from multiple options, the position of the stamp, as well as its font, color and size. In addition to that you can also add special effects like stroke and shadow and draw a bounding-box around it.
Auto Rotate Images with Ease
This is another aspect you need to consider when it comes to displaying photos. When you take shots of various surroundings, objects or people you constantly switch between the portrait and landscape modes to best capture each scene. While on the camera preview they appear normal, when you transfer them to other devices it may happen that some of the shots will be displayed either sideways or upside down.
To solve this problem you could manually correct the orientation, but there’s a faster way to make sure your pictures are being shown the right way on your digital frame. All you have to do is apply the Auto Rotate filter and the program will automatically correct the orientation for multiple images at the same time.
Give your Pictures a Professional Look
A little retouching never hurts, as long as it’s tastefully done and you don’t go overboard. This way you can improve the overall quality of your images and give them that sought-after professional appearance. So what can you do to make your pics look better?
First of all, you can improve the image contrast. You could try to do this manually by playing around with the sliders, but it’s better to resort to the Auto Contrast filter to automatically adjust it. You can also use the Saturation filter to do some color correction if you feel like your photos need more vividness. If you’re dealing with blurred images, you can try to fine-tune them with the aid of the Sharpen feature.
Give your Photos Meaningful Names
It’s rather unpleasant to go through your photo albums and always run against those dull and impersonal file names generated automatically by your digital camera like DSC_016 or IMG_1434. Luckily you can change that and give your images relevant names such as “Paris 2017” or “Marriage Anniversary September 2017”.
With BatchPhoto you can easily rename photos in bulk without losing any quality whatsoever. You can add which name you find meaningful, you can change cases to your liking or even insert the original date and time into the file name.
As a conclusion, by applying all these changes to your images, you can really make a difference. You’ll considerably improve the general aspect of your pictures and you’ll adjust them so that they’ll be viewed at the highest quality on your digital photo frame.