5 Simple Steps for Easy PhotoScape Editing
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 5 min read


  1. Install PhotoScape and open a photo
  2. Adjust photo brightness and contrast
  3. Crop or resize your photo
  4. Add filters and effects
  5. Save and export your edited photo

Whether you're a seasoned photographer or someone just starting to explore the world of digital imagery, you're bound to discover fun editing with PhotoScape. This powerful yet simple tool allows you to transform your photos into stunning visuals with just a few clicks. Let's dive into our easy, five-step guide to mastering the basics of PhotoScape editing.

Install PhotoScape and open a photo

Before you can start having fun with your edits, you'll need to get PhotoScape up and running on your device. Don't worry, it's straightforward and won't take much of your time. Let's get started:

Installing PhotoScape

First, you'll need to download the software. Head over to the official PhotoScape website and select the version that's compatible with your device. After the download is complete, open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. It's as simple as clicking 'next' a few times, and voila — you're ready to discover fun editing with PhotoScape.

Opening a Photo

Now that you've got PhotoScape installed, it's time to open up a photo and start the fun part — editing! Here's how:

  1. Launch PhotoScape on your device.
  2. On the main screen, click on the 'Editor' tab.
  3. Next, navigate to the folder where your photo is stored.
  4. Click on the photo you want to edit— and there you go. Your photo is now ready for some PhotoScape magic.

Remember, the best way to learn is by doing. So, don't hesitate to experiment with different photos. The more you play around, the more you'll discover fun editing with PhotoScape.

Adjust photo brightness and contrast

Have you ever snapped a photo that could've been perfect, if only it was a little brighter? Or maybe the colors were just a bit too flat? This is where adjusting brightness and contrast comes into play. Let's discover how easy it is to make these edits with PhotoScape.

Adjusting Brightness

Let's start with brightness. Here's a simple step-by-step guide:

  1. With your photo open in the 'Editor' tab, look for the 'Bright, Color' button on the lower-right panel.
  2. Click on it, and you'll see a slider for 'Brightness'.
  3. Slide it to the right to brighten your photo, or to the left to darken it.
  4. Click 'OK' when you're happy with the adjustment.

Remember, subtlety is key. Too much brightness can make your photo look washed out, while too little can obscure important details. It's all about finding that perfect balance.

Adjusting Contrast

Next, let's tackle contrast. The process is quite similar to adjusting brightness:

  1. Again, click on the 'Bright, Color' button.
  2. This time, use the 'Contrast' slider. Moving it to the right will increase contrast, while moving it to the left will decrease it.
  3. Click 'OK' once you're satisfied with the changes.

Just like with brightness, moderation is vital. High contrast can make your photo look more dramatic, but it can also result in loss of detail. On the other hand, low contrast can make your photo look flat and dull. So, feel free to experiment until you discover the fun of editing with PhotoScape.

Crop or resize your photo

After adjusting brightness and contrast, you might want to focus on the composition of your photo. Cropping or resizing your image with PhotoScape is a breeze. It can help you remove unwanted parts of the photo or adjust its dimensions to better suit your needs. So, are you ready to discover more fun editing with PhotoScape?

Cropping Your Photo

Cropping can help you focus on the subject of your photo or create a more balanced composition. Here's how to do it:

  1. Select the 'Crop' tab located on the lower panel of the 'Editor' window.
  2. Choose the desired shape of the crop. It could be a circle, a rectangle, or even a heart.
  3. Click and drag the cropping box over the area of the photo you want to keep.
  4. Press 'Enter' to apply the crop. Voila, you've just cropped your photo.

Don't be afraid to play around with the crop tool. Sometimes, a simple crop can transform a good photo into a great one!

Resizing Your Photo

Resizing your photo is just as straightforward. Whether you need to make the photo smaller for a website or larger for a print, PhotoScape has got you covered:

  1. Click on the 'Resize' tab on the bottom of the 'Editor' window.
  2. Enter the desired dimensions or percentage. Ensure the 'Preserve aspect ratio' box is checked to avoid distorting your photo.
  3. Hit 'OK' to apply the changes.

Resizing is often overlooked, but it's an important step, especially if you're sharing your photos online or printing them. So, don't skip this step as you discover fun editing with PhotoScape.

Add filters and effects

Now that your photo is sized to perfection, let's add some flair. PhotoScape's filters and effects offer an easy way to enhance your photo's mood or add an artistic touch. Let's explore how to discover fun editing with PhotoScape's filters and effects:

Applying Filters

Filters can change the whole look and feel of your photo in just a click. Here's how to apply them:

  1. Select the 'Filter' tab in the lower panel of the 'Editor' window.
  2. Browse through the variety of filters available. You'll find options for sharpening, blurring, and even adding a film grain effect.
  3. Click on a filter to preview it on your photo. If you like what you see, click 'OK' to apply it.

Experimenting with different filters can lead to some stunning results, so don't be shy—try them out!

Adding Effects

Effects, on the other hand, allow you to add creative elements to your photo. Let's see how:

  1. Click on the 'Object' tab in the 'Editor' window.
  2. Select the effect you wish to add. You could choose to add text, shapes, or even stickers to your photo.
  3. Click and drag the effect onto your photo. You can resize and move it around until you're happy with how it looks.
  4. Click 'OK' to apply the effect.

Adding effects can really help your photos stand out. So, have a blast and discover fun editing with PhotoScape's effects!

Save and export your edited photo

Now comes the final step. After all the adjustments, cropping, and fun effects, it's time to save your masterpiece. Let's discover how to save and export your edited photo in PhotoScape.

Saving your photo

Saving your work regularly is a good habit to develop. Here's how:

  1. Click on the 'Save' button located at the bottom right of the 'Editor' window.
  2. You will see options for naming your file and choosing a location to save it.
  3. Enter a name for your file, select a location, and click 'Save'.

Just like that, your photo is safe and sound. But what if you want to share your work online or print it out?

Exporting your photo

PhotoScape makes it easy to export your photos in a format suitable for sharing or printing. Let's see how:

  1. Click on the 'Save As' button in the 'Editor' window.
  2. Select the file format you want from the drop-down menu. For sharing online, JPEG or PNG are generally good choices. If you're planning to print the photo, consider saving it as a TIFF for the best quality.
  3. Choose a location to save the file, name it, and click 'Save'.

And there you have it! You've created a stunning, unique photo, saved it for future use, and exported it for sharing or printing. You've truly discovered the fun of editing with PhotoScape. What will you create next?

If you enjoyed learning about easy PhotoScape editing and want to expand your skills to other platforms, check out the workshop 'Editing Eye Catching Videos for Instagram' by Shannon Layne. This workshop will teach you the techniques and tricks to create stunning, attention-grabbing videos for your Instagram feed, taking your content to the next level.