Improving your photo composition

Image composition describes how the elements in your photo are arranged inside the image frame. Each of us taking photos wants to create a professional image that will be admired everyone around. A successful shot attracts the eye for a while. Visual elements that a photographer uses in the composition are for example lines, forms, textures, balance, symmetry, depth, colors, perspective, scale, and lighting. A picture can tell a thousand words but how to create such a picture? Sometimes the common photography rules really work, but sometimes there are no rules. It is very important though to pay attention to the composition of every single image. Image composition is not less important than the main photo subject. Always think of what you want to tell others with your photo. We often take pictures of far away objects, and the main photo subject appears in the frame, while there are lots of distracting elements around. While the human eye can easily distinguish between different elements in the scene, the camera simply captures everything in front of it. This problem can be solved though by means of cropping your image– removing unnecessary elements from a photo leaving just what is really important. By cropping tight around the subject you eliminate the background “noise”, ensuring the subject gets the viewer’s undivided attention. There are several crop modes offered by ImageConverter Plus. Apart from traditional cropping methods (“margins autocrop”) we offer other modes, such as “Margins”, when you specify left, top, right, bottom margins to be cropped off the source image. This mode is optimal for processing documents after you have scanned them. “Rectangle mode” means that you specify the address (position data) of the top left corner of a rectangle (2 points) and bottom right corner of this rectangle. “Rectangle (point, width and height)” means that the rectangle to be cropped is formed from the starting point, and then width and height.