Digital Photography Tip Number 23....Add More Saturation To Your Photos
Tip #23) Add More Saturation To Your Photos.... Not many things help make a photo look 10 times better, than adding more saturation to the colors. Most of the photos that I take with my Canon 20D, need more saturation after I take them. The camera has some built-in adjustment to get more or less saturation, but it isn't enough.
Most of the magazine and book photography that you see, has had the saturation increased on the photos, it makes them pop off the page. If you want to add more saturation, you will have to get some good photo editing software and then open up your photos and dial up the saturation. The most obvious photo editing software programs out there are Photoshop and Corel Paintshop Pro. I use Corel Paintshop Pro X right now. I would love Photoshop, but don't want to spend that kind of money for it. There are alot more programs out there, but before you buy make sure it has an adjustment for saturation levels.
You can adjust all the colors at once or pick what color you want adjust. Don't turn the saturation up too high though, that doesn't look good either, just turn it up enough to make the colors more vibrant. Nothing looks better than beautiful green grass and trees and fall foliage or a nice deep blue sky.