Microsoft Word bears some amazing image editing feats that can light some creative fires. Of course, it can’t beat giants like Photoshop, but if someone isn’t inclined much to spend a hefty amount and climb the steep learning curve, I advise switching to Microsoft Word for basic image editing. Today, we see how to use Microsoft Word picture editing tools to correct and improve your pictures.
Microsoft Word Picture editing Tools
Open Microsoft Word and switch to ‘Insert’ tab, select a picture or image of your choice and insert it in the document.
Just under the heading ‘Picture Tools’, you will find ‘Format’ tab. Move towards the left ‘Adjust’ Section and select the desired option.
The first option that will be visible to you will be
As the name suggests the option will let you selectively remove portions of a picture based on color patterns
Adjacent to the ‘Remove Background’ option you can find ‘Corrections’. Hit the drop-down and select the option that suits your picture best. You can sharpen, soften, and adjust the brightness of the image for better on-screen presentation.
You can apply different color effects to make your image/picture look more compelling. Options available are sepia tone, grayscale, and many more.
The command located in the ‘Adjust’ group provides 23 special effects, such as pencil sketch, blurring, charcoal sketch, paint strokes, and others making the picture appear to have been made from various mediums.
Users can manually resize images or pictures in the Word document using the Compress feature. When you press the option a dialog box appears displaying the following Compression options:
- Apply only to this picture: Select whether you want to compress or modify selected pictures or all the pictures in the document.
- Delete cropped areas of pictures: Removes the areas of images that you have cropped out. Cropped areas once removed cannot be retrieved.
Click this button to set the image color, brightness, contrast back and other adjust tools.
Were you already using them or was this new for you?