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5. Working with Photos > 74. Doctor Your Photos

Doctor Your Photos

Fix up your photos after they’ve been taken.

There’s more to image preparation than simple crops and rotations. When presentation really matters, you may want to take a few extra minutes to make your auction photos look perfect.

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Be careful not to doctor the photo so much that it misrepresents the item being sold. Try to strike a balance between making your photos look professional and setting a reasonable expectation [Hack #50] with your bidders.

Regardless of how you take your photos [Hack #70] and get them into your computer [Hack #73] , you’ll eventually end up with one or more image files. But before you send them to eBay or upload them to your web server [Hack #76] , you’ll need to prepare your images, and for that, you’ll need an image editor.


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