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Chapter 8. Image-Editing Basics > Image-Editing Tools

Image-Editing Tools

Every program that offers editing tools takes a slightly different approach to the editing process, although many share the same vocabulary and icons. Bear in mind that each program arranges its tools somewhat differently. Although many programs follow the Photoshop format of combining a toolbox, menus, and palettes, most of the photo-editing programs with image-editing tools (like ArcSoft's PhotoImpression) do not. They tend to organize their tools differently and frequently use different icons. Fortunately, once you learn the basics with one program, it's pretty easy to match up those tools with similar ones in a new program.

Before you start editing, make sure that the program you plan to use actually does offer the tools you'll need. Don't assume. Check the program first, particularly if it's a photo editor. For example, Microsoft's Picture It! allows you to make many image changes, but only through its system of wizards. Wizard programs aren't good tools for repairing faces or backgrounds, and they're quite limited in correcting brightness, contrast, and similar problems. They're much better for projects (see Chapter 12).


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