How To: Image Editing
How To: Photo Editing using Microsoft Office Picture Manager
1. Go to your Start Menu and go to All Programs
2. Navigate to the Microsoft Office folder. The folder should expand out.
3. Go to the Microsoft Office Tools section (the folder will expand out again) and then click on Microsoft Picture Manager.
**In order to view your photos for editing you will need to create a Picture Shortcut to the folder where your photos reside. By default, there is already a shortcut created to the “My Pictures” folder. If your pictures are located under “My Pictures” then click on that shortcut on the left hand navigation of Microsoft Picture Manager and skip to step 6. If you need to add a shortcut to a different folder, proceed to step 4 below.
4. To add a Picture Shortcut, go to File > Add Picture Shortcut, and navigate to the folder where your pictures are located.
5. Click on the folder that has your pictures in it and then click the Add button. The Picture Shortcut will be added to the left hand navigation and you should
now see thumbnails of all of the pictures that you have within the folder.
6. Select the picture you wish to edit by double clicking it. The picture should load
and be the only picture on your screen.
7. To edit the picture click the Edit Pictures button on the top horizontal tool bar.
8. The Edit Pictures toolbar should have appeared on the right hand side of the screen.
How to Crop:
1. To Crop pictures select the Crop button. This should open the crop toolbar where
the Edit Pictures toolbar was.
2. You should see Crop Handles in each of the corners of the picture and Crop Handles
on each of the sides of the picture.
3. You can click and hold these Crop Handles and move them to how you want to crop
your picture. When finished click the Ok button under the crop options on the right
hand side of your screen. The picture will now be cropped.
How to Resize:
1. To resize a photo that is too large click on the resize link in the right hand
vertical toolbar when you have Edit Pictures selected.
2. Choose from the options listed below to resize your photo. If you are editing for Collage, remember that the width of your page is 560px so your image width should be smaller than that. As you resize your photo notice that the new size is displayed under Size setting summary New size.
a.Predefined width x height For Collage we recommend Web Small, Email Large, or Email Small.
b. Custom width x height Set your custom width to 560px or smaller and the height will adjust accordingly. Note: When you select this option it automatically puts 1024 x 768px in the boxes. Your original image may not be this big so pay attention to the original size of your image when choosing to resize this way. The original size will be displayed under Size Setting Summary at the bottom of the Resize Settings area.
c. Percentage of width x height set your picture to be certain percentage of the original size. Watch the New Size numbers to see the change in size when choosing a percentage.
3. After resizing your photo using one of the options above, click the OK button in the right hand vertical toolbar. Your image should now be resized.
There are additional editing tools available for you to use to enhance your photo under the Edit Pictures area as well. To access the other editing tools you will need to click the Edit Pictures button in the top horizontal tool bar. Other options include:
Brightness and Contrast: Brightens your photo if it is too dark and adds contrast to a dull photo.
Color: Correct the color of your photo if it is too blue or too yellow.
Rotate and Flip: Rotate your photo or flip it vertically or horizontally.
Red eye removal: Remove red eyes from photos caused by harsh flash.
Saving your photo:
When you are finished editing your photo you can either save it and overwrite the original photo or choose Save As and give the new photo a different name so that you retain the original photo.
To Save (will replace original file):
Click File > Save
To Save As (will make a new file & will keep original file):
Click File > Save As. You will need to type in a new file name for the new file.