June 24, 2011, 1:40 p.m.
posted by spider
Paint Shop Pro offers a special selection that allows you to run all the most commonly used photo enhancements in a single click! Much like baking store-bought chocolate chip cookie dough, the One Step Photo Fix isn’t quite as good as doing it by hand — it tends to err on the light side, giving slightly washed-out photos — but if you’re pressed for time, it can be a lifesaver.
In the Photo toolbar up top, you see a drop-down menu that says Enhance Photo; select it and choose One Step Photo Fix. (If for some reason you don’t see it, choose View→Toolbars→Photo.) Paint Shop Pro then adjusts the color, sharpens the sucker, fixes the contrast, and washes your windows and tops off your gas tank while it’s at it. (You still need to correct any red-eye and remove any scratches by hand.)
If you don’t like the results of the Photo Fix, read on! Sometimes you just have to roll up your sleeves and get a little dirty to create the vibrant picture that your friends deserve to see.