How to frame your photographs
Posted On July 28, 2021
You shoot photos of beautiful scenes. Before sharing them online, you may need to further touch up them to make them stand out. Normally speaking, you want to adjust the photo effects like saturation, contrast, brightness, and vibrance. Besides tuning the effects of the photos, you can also add frames to your photos to bring viewers' view into focus. To quickly and easily frame a photo, you need to lean in favor of photo editors. There are a large number of photo editors with the function of photo framing. But not all of them are easy to use and suitable for beginners. If you are looking for beginner-friendly photo editing apps, please continue reading this article. In this article, I will introduce two user-friendly apps to you and teach you how to frame a photo with them.
#1. Photo Stitcher
As the name implies, Photo Stitcher is a piece of lightweight software to stitch photos to make a seamless photo collage. It also offers a series of additional utilities to edit your photo.
Fire up Photo Stitcher and you will be presented with a sleek and clean window. The window mainly consists of two panels. One is the preview panel. The other one is the editing panel. The preview panel takes up most of the window. It is where you can zoom and pan the photo, view any changes applied to the photo in real time, and make edits on it. The abundant editing tools are located in the editing panel. You can use them to retouch your photo. You can create frames around the photo and make frames between adjacent photos to be collaged. Besides, you can crop your photo from the bottom, top, side, and corner to remove needless areas. In addition, you can make notes to point out some objects in the photo by drawing free-hand lines, rectangles and arrows. What's more, if you want to make your photo public and protect your copyright, you can watermark your photo. You are allowed to add a single text watermark to the bottom of the photo or text tilling watermarks to the whole area of the photo. Moreover, you can use different kinds of mosaics to blur a particular area of your photo to conceal your privacy.
On the whole, Photo Stitcher is not only a photo stitching software program but also a photo editor. Its robust engine makes sure that it merges photos superfast. You can expect a merging process that can be finished within a few seconds. By harnessing its built-in editing tools, you can watermark, crop, frame, and mosaic your photo. Because Photo Stitcher does not have steep learning curves, both novices and experts find it easy to master it.
Now, let's dive into the part of how to use Photo Stitcher to frame your photo.
How to frame a photo with Photo Stitcher
- Drag and drop your photo into the drop box. Or click on the "Add" button to add the photo into Photo Stitcher. You can also click on "File"-"Add Photo" to import your photo. If you import the wrong photo, click on the "Remove" button beside the "Add" button.
- Maybe the imported photo has a large dimension and you can't see the whole area of the photo. So, if this happens to you, you need to make the photo fit the preview panel. Move the zooming slider at the bottom left corner of the window to zoom out the photo. Or click on "Edit"->"Fit Screen" to make the photo automatically suit the preview panel. You can also change the horizontal direction in which you place the photo to the vertical direction. Go to the right-side editing panel. Choose "VERTICALLY" in the "PICK Direction" section.
- Go to the "SPACING" section and choose the middle option. Pick a desired color on the palette and move the "Outer" slider to adjust the thickness of the frames.
- If you import several photos into the program and want to frame the stitched photo, choose the right option. Drag the "Inner" slider to adjust the size of the frames between contiguous photos and the "Outer" slider to adjust the size of the frames around the stitched photo.
- Perhaps you want to resize the photo to make it smaller, go to the bottom of the window and enter a specific value to modify the height or width.
- Press "Save as" to export the changed photo to a desired location. You can also click on "File"->"Save As" to save the changed photo into a destination folder.
With a suggestive name, Editor.Photo.to gives you the ability to edit your photo online. It is completely for free. You can resize, rotate, and crop the photo, modify the lightness, contrast, shadows, highlights, temperature and saturation of the photo, and add frames, funny stickers and text captions to your photo. You can withal apply awesome filters to your photo to make your photo look very cool. Let's see how to use Editor.Photo.to to frame your photo in the following part.
How to frame a photo with Editor.Photo.to
- Head over to the homepage. Press the "Get started" button.
- You will be taken to a new webpage. Click on "from computer" to upload your photo.
- Navigate to the left pane and select "Frame". Then, you can see three options in the "Frame" tab. They are "Craft Scissors", "Simple", and "Funky". Choose one and you will see different styles of photo frames.
- Select one style. Pull the "Size" slider to adjust the size of the frame. Click on "Apply".
- Press "Save and share". In the pop-up "Save and share" dialog, click on "Edit". Designate the format and the size of the output image. Click on "Download" to download your framed photo.
Do you need to frame your photo to take it to the next level? If so, give a try to the two apps mentioned previously. Photo Stitcher lets you merge photos and add frames to the merged one. But it does not offer enough photo frame styles. Editor.Photo.to provides a variety of photo frame styles but only allows you to add frames to a single photo. Tell me which one you prefer in the comment section below. I would like to hear from you.