Cre­ate artis­tic im­age ef­fects us­ing Win­dows’ Photos app

“The Photos app is packed with fea­tures to fix photos, and fil­ters can make them look even bet­ter”

Windows 7 Help & Advice - - WINDOWS HELP & ADVICE - Your guide Gary Mar­shall says…

The cam­era never lies, but apps can: if you want to make a photo look like you took it in 1973 or in the days be­fore colour film was in­vented, Win­dows 10’s Photos app can do it with a sin­gle click. It’s all down to fil­ters, which you can use to trans­form any im­age. We’ll show you how over the next cou­ple of pages, and as you’ll see it couldn’t be sim­pler.

Photos isn’t the only app that of­fers fil­ters. Fho­to­room, which we’ll also ex­per­i­ment with here, does too – and, of course, some apps such as In­sta­gram are fa­mous for fil­ter­ing pretty much ev­ery­thing. It’s par­tic­u­larly rife on so­cial me­dia, where even self­ies are fil­tered be­yond recog­ni­tion.

There are three keys to suc­cess­ful fil­ter­ing: start with a good qual­ity photo, don’t get car­ried away, and don’t over­write the orig­i­nal in case you change your mind in fu­ture.

Main im­age This is where you see the ef­fects of fil­ters: changes will ap­pear in­stantly, with­out al­ter­ing the orig­i­nal photo. Gary’s best tip! Fil­ters work best when there are strong con­trasts and colours. They can look a lit­tle muddy oth­er­wise.

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