Edit pictures

You can use Microsoft Picture Manager to make corrections to your pictures such as fixing brightness, color, or removing red eyes. To save time, select all the pictures you want to correct at one time, then use Auto Correct or one of the individual picture editing tools.

To get started with editing your pictures, click Edit Pictures. The Edit Pictures task pane appears with the following options.

  • Auto Correct    Correct color and brightness. Click Auto Correct, then place the cursor in the area that needs correction.

  • Brightness and Contrast    Adjust the difference between light and dark tones. You can use this feature to correct pictures that appear too light or too dark.

  • Color    Adjust the hue and saturation. You can use this feature to correct pictures with colors that are tinted or dull.

  • Crop    Crop out unwanted parts of a picture. You can use this feature to correct pictures that contain distracting elements.

  • Rotate and Flip    Rotate pictures or flip them on the axis of the picture. You can use this feature to correct pictures that you have taken sideways for a portrait orientation.

  • Red Eye Removal    Remove the red from your picture subjects' eyes caused by the camera flash. You can use this feature to correct red eyes wherever they appear.

  • Resize    Change the dimensions of a picture. You can use this feature to enlarge a picture for printing or reduce it to send in e-mail messages or share on the Internet.

  • Compress Pictures    Reduce image file size for various formats.

Note: Click Edit, then Undo to undo any changes made with editing tools.

Note: You cannot use Picture Manager to make images transparent, add text to pictures, or scan images.

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