While I love to capture a moment and get a great photo with my camera, I find that in almost every instance, a little photo editing is needed to make even great photos look their best. I’ve recently started playing around with Photoshop Elements 8.0 (PSE). I’m on a 30-day free trial for now, but I can see myself buying the software when it’s over. You really can do some fun and functional photo editing beyond what I get in iPhoto on the Mac.
I’m just scratching the service of PSE’s capabilities with this example of a basketball team photo. However, even here, I was able to straighten, crop, sharpen, clean up background imperfections and adjust the lighting on player #9′s face so he didn’t have that glare we see in the “before” photo. Quite a transformation. The “after” photo should be an excellent keepsake for the players and their families.