Photographic Enhancement with Zoner

by Ralpapajan

This Page shows you the benefits of using the Zoner Photo Studio, a comprehensive but inexpensive Photograph Enhancement Tool for the Professioanl and Amateur alike.

Using Zoner Photo Studio to enhance your work.

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I use Zoner Photo Studio quite a lot to sort out my 'bads'.

Anyone may download a trial version of what I think is one of the best programs for Photographic Enhancement on the market.   

 The Pro Version is $69.99 with the option to extend to Three Home Computers for an additional $29.99 or $99.98.  There is also a single license Home edition for $44.99.

 Why not try it for yourself?

 

 

 

 

This is a Screen-shot of the Zoner Edit Page

The Zoner Suite includes a variety of functions but I will only concentrate on two or three of them. 

This is a Screenshot of the Edit Page and one may see the functions at the right. Obviously too small to read here. So have a look at the Images Module later on.

 

 

The functions I use the most are those that align the contents.  When one is taking photographs of, for example, Zoos and Aviaries it is beneficial to take a snap of the sigh that details the animal or bird within.  The same applies for directional signs; windows that strike one's fancy and a host of other signs.  It seems though that whenever one wants to take the snap the sign has been erected either to catch the eye and is positioned accordingly or that the sun makes a bright spot on the photograph.  The other snag I have found in England is that it is often so dull that your flash is required and therefore reflected.  So what many people seem to do is take the photograph at an angle.  The same can apply to Awards and Certificates etc.  

Award Plaque ~ Kitamura Photo Competition

 

 

This first example was kindly sent to me by a talented Japanese Amateur Photographer Haruna Leong who lives in Okinawa.

 

 This is the 'Before' Photograph.

 

 

 

The Kitamura Photographic Award Plaque after Tweaking

 

After 'tweaking' this is what it now looks like.

 However note that the flash reflection still remains.

The Japanese writing states that Haruna Leong came third in the Photographic Competition for Spring Summer during 2011 in the Categories ~ Babies and Childrens.

I have seen a lot of Haruna San's work and if she was only third then the Winner and Runner-up must be really amazing!

 

 

This function is obviously of great value to Travel Writers and the Amateur as well as the Professional may enhance their own experience quite economically.

Hawk Conservancy Information Sign

 

This is a Description of a Swift Tower at the Hawk Conservancy.  It was taken this way to avoid reflection in the glass.  Note that the entire frame is not in the photo.

 

 

 

 

The sign whilst it is being corrected using the Perspective Function,

 

 

We now start the 'Tweaking' using the Perspective Function,

A square appears in the centre of the photo.  The corners of this square are lined up with the area that needs to be aligned.

 

 

 

Press Apply and Voila!

 

Press the 'Apply' button and Voila! It corrects the sign.

 

Note the green border at the bottom is narrower than the other sides.

 

 

The finished function

 

 The Result ~ all nicely aligned.

I think that you will agree that this is far better to add to an album than the first photograph.  Note that I cropped this ~ a very simple process ~ to make the borders equal.

 

 

 

Sign on the Mill Trail ~ Whitchurch, Hampshire.

This a photograph of the instructions for the Mill Trail at Whitchurch in Hampshire in England.  It started out as a fine day but as the day progressed so it bacame darker and wetter.  This sign was at the end of the Trail that we took.  Another one was at the beginning.  Should you wish to see my record of that walk in photographs please visit A Walk Around Whitchurch

 

I had to take this photograph at this angle for the glass reflected the Flash and without using a flash it was too dark.  

Startin with Collinearity

 

To correct this photo I used the Collinearity Function.

Note the two dotted lines.  Simply align them with the edges you wish to Tweak and then Press 'Apply'.

 

After pressing Apply the photo changes.

 

 

Voila! The sign lines up though the background looks a bit weird.

 

 

After cropping the final photo

 

 

After cropping the sign looks quite reasonable, does it not?  A useful function.

  If you are a keen photographer then this is cheap alternative to Photoshop and well worth looking at. I find it very user friendly.

 

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Here you can buy Zoner Photo Studio or if you want to 'Try before you Buy' then you may download a 30 Day Free Trial Version.

Enlarged Photos used in the body of the Page.

Zoner Suite Edit Page
Zoner Suite Edit Page
The enlarged Zoner Photo Studio Edit Menu
The enlarged Zoner Photo Studio Edit Menu
Updated: 11/19/2011, Ralpapajan
 
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I would love to hear not only what you think of my page but, more importantly, what you think of Zoner Photo Studio as compared to other enhancement programs.


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Ralpapajan on 02/04/2013

A pleasure Tolovaj.

Tolovaj on 02/04/2013

I am not very familiar with photo enhancement programs but can certainly appreciate 'perspective function'. When I set my pages on web, I need illustrations and many illustrations come from old books where scans or photos are not rectangular. So this function could be useful in other areas of graphics too. Thanks for introduction!

Ralpapajan on 11/22/2011

Yup ~ a pity about that. Sorry.

BarbRad on 11/21/2011

I like it, but I can't use it on my MAC. Otherwise, I was sold.

ohcaroline on 11/21/2011

It looks like it does a great job of photo corrections. The price is reasonable too.

Penny on 11/18/2011

Going to have to download the free version and give it a try. I do like the price.

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