Get The Most Out Of: Mobile Image Editing
In this week’s edition of “Get The Most Out Of…,” we’re taking a look at the mobile app’s image editor. This post is in honor of our upcoming photo contest; we’d love to see your pictures!
Image Editing with Streamified
In version 1.5 of the mobile app, we released a brand new image editor! Though we covered the basics of how to access the image editor in that post, today we’ll go a little more in depth on all of the editors’ features.
Keep in mind that Streamified, by default, saves any images that you shared to networks. You can change this behavior by going to the Streamified settings and turning “Save Photos” off.
Now that that’s covered, let’s talk about how to get to the image editor itself.
- Open up the app and tap on the compose button (the pencil in the upper right corner) to go to the app’s compose view.
- Tap the camera icon that’s to the right of the text input box. You’ll be prompted to choose whether you want to take a new picture or use a picture from your photo library.
- After you either take a new photo or select a photo from your photo library, you’ll be taken to the image editor view.
Now let’s talk about how to edit your photo with Streamified’s image editor!
- Tapping on the edit header will bring up the list of adjustments.
- Select any adjustment and tap and move your finger on the touchscreen itself and play around with it. Hitting the check in the upper right corner saves your edit, while the X in the upper left will remove it.
There are a lot of different options for image adjustments! Here’s what you can do:
- Color: Tapping and moving your finger on the screen will bring up a color wheel, and you can move your finger until it’s over the color you want. This will change the overall tone of the photo (color and grayscale portions) to the color you chose.
- Contrast: Change the contrast of your photo by tapping and moving your finger. The default is 100% (your original image); going below 100% will lower the contrast, while going above 100% will increase it.
- Crop: Using two fingers, pinch or expand (like zooming) to get your box to where you want. Once you release your fingers from your phone (don’t move them out of the photo and into the black), it should crop your image.
- Exposure: Adjust the exposure by tapping and moving your finger. The default is 0% (your original image); going below 0% will underexpose your image (less shadow detail, darker/more “blacked out”) and going above 0% will overexpose your image (less highlight detail, lighter/more “washed out”).
- Hue: Like color adjustment, tapping and moving your finger on the screen will bring up a color wheel; move your finger until it’s over the color you want. Hue adjustment changes solely the color portions.
- Lighten: Adjust how light or dark your image is by tapping and moving your finger. The default is 0% (your original image); going below 0% will darken your image (-100% is all black) and going above 0% will lighten your image (+100% is all white).
- Saturation: Adjust how strong the colors are in your image by tapping and moving your finger. The default is 0% (your original image); going below 0% will add grey (-100% is monochrome) and going above 0% will remove grey (+100% are fully saturated colors).
- Sepia: Add a brown tone to your image by tapping and moving your finger. The default is 0% (your original image); 100% is an image that is completely colored with brown.
- Vibrance: Add a more subtle saturation boost to your image by tapping and moving your finger. Only the least saturated colors are adjusted the most, and simultaneously, more saturated areas are adjusted less. The default is 0% (your original image); going below 0% will add grey (-100% will reduce in less saturated colors) and going above 0% will remove grey (+100% are more saturated colors).
- Vignette: Add some darkness or shadow to the corners of your image to highlight the center. For this, you’ll need to move your finger both up/down (radius, how much of a vignette is added, with 25 at the top as the maximum) and left/right (intensity, how much darkness or shadow you add, with 10 at the far right as the maxium).
What if you save a change by tapping the checkmark, then decide you want to undo?
- Tap the Edit header, then scroll down past the Adjustments to the list of adjustments you’ve done.
- Tap the stage you want to go back to in order to undo an adjustment.
Of course, the best part about image editing in Streamified is the ability to crosspost your image to multiple streams and accounts!
- Once you’re satisfied, tap on the back button to return to the compose view.
- Add your text and select the account(s) you want to post to, then tap “Post”!
Remember that you can delete posts you’ve made using Streamified directly in the mobile app. Tap-hold on any post you wrote and select “Delete.”
We’re hoping you take advantage of our photo contest and enter to win a $50 iTunes card (click here for more information)!
Justine Dolorfino is Streamified’s marketing coordinator. She can be reached at Justine@Streamified.com.