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Once the photos have been taken, it is time to edit them in Google Photos. Editing options include color filters, basic adjustments, and cropping. 

Of course, other photo editing platforms do exist. Scroll down to the bottom and learn more about PicMonkey and Canva.

Google Photos Editing Tool
  1. Go to photos.google.com.
  2. Select a photo.
  3. Click on the pencil icon.
color filter

Color filter

The first option allows the user to choose filters. Filters can be used to bring out the best color. What is the theme of the yearbook? Stay consistent.

Edit photos

Google Photos Basic adjustments

Basic adjustments

Use Light to make the image lighter or darker. This option includes exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and vignette. With Color, change the photo's saturation, warmth, tint, skin tone and deep blue. Pop sharpens the image.

Google Photos Crop

Image crop

Images can be cropped with aspect ratio. This includes freehand cropping, squares, and pre-determined ratios. Images cannot be resized to a specific size such as 2.5 inches. However, the image can be rotated.

When cropping an image, keep in Rule of Thirds in mind.


Limited image editing in Google Slides does exist. Let's talk that about next.