I'm going to show you an easy way to fix this! Bernie Kringel at Needle and Foot is graciously allowing me to use her picture as an example. Here is her picture in its original state:
And here is the picture with the colors corrected!
Much better! It would be a shame not to be able to see this beautiful quilt in its true colors!
Ready to learn? Here we go . . .
There are multiple ways to do this because there are many programs out there that can adjust colors but for this tutorial, I am going to use PicMonkey.com 's picture editing feature. It is a free site but you will need to create an account to use this program. There are certain features that will require you to subscribe and the site presents a 7 day free trial if you try those features, but the Picture Editing portion is free. Once you have created your account and logged in, here is what you see at the top of the page :
Click on "Edit" and you will now see this:
Click on "Open" and navigate to the place where the picture that needs editing is stored. It will give you options to go to your computer, Facebook, Flickr, etc
Once you have selected the picture you want to edit, your screen should look like this with your picture showing in the black field to the right of the Basic Edits menu:
Now click on the option that says "Colors" and this is what should appear.
There are two ways to go about this. You can either just click on the box that says Auto Adjust OR you can click on the box with the Neutral picker for a more accurate adjustment. Once you click on the Neutral picker, go hover over the picture you want to edit and you will see a little dropper looking cursor appear. Click the dropper on an area of your photo that should be either white or gray and the adjustment will be made for you. You should now see your adjusted picture like this!
All that is left to do is click on "Save" up at the top left of the screen and save it on your computer wherever you like. If you are ready to edit another picture, just click on "Open" again and you will see this message:
Just click on "open new image"and start all over.
I hope this tutorial has been helpful!
If you have any questions at all, please leave them in the comments and I'll respond asap.
If anyone can suggest a good linky party for this tutorial, I would love to know. Most of the party's I've linked to want your post to be about a finish or a work in progress so I'm not sure this would really fit that.
Thanks so much for stopping by!