"Make your smartphone photos pop"
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Make your smartphone photos pop
Once you've taken a great image on your phone make it pop with some simple editing tricks.
Download an app like VSCO or SNAPSEED which are both free on IOS or Android.
If your photos look too dark or bright try adjusting the exposure.
To increase brightness, move to a positive value, or to decrease move to a negative value.
To bring back detail lost in the shadows and highlights, find the recovery or save slider, don't push it too far though, otherwise you might increase graininess.
You can also try using the fade option in Visco to lighten the midtones, without blowing out highlights.
Try boosting the sharpness slightly to bring out more detail.
Also play with saturation levels to increase or decrease the intensity of colors in the photo.
Finally, don't overdo the adjustments, and regularly zoom in and check on your photo to make sure it looks as good as possible.
In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides, CNET.com, for CBS News.
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