December 04, 2015

Edit Friendly Images


Edit Friendly is a special photo adjustment option, which allows you to enlarge one or more dimensions of the photograph at will without any loss of picture quality. It means that it is possible to create a picture larger than the downloaded original.


In case of a Edit Friendly image one or more of its edges is not defined as a gradation of various colors, but rather as a solid color so that the Edit Friendly image has one or more of its edges calibrated over the entire length in the form of a constant and precisely defined RGB values.

These will be provided to the client free of charge as a bonus when buying a photograph. By entering these RGB parameters it is then possible to “enlarge” the photo in the direction of the calibrated edge to an unlimited extent, because the added dimension will have the background of a solid color even without any screen, posterization or differences between tone levels.

Edit Friendly images are especially useful when working with text: creating ad banners, posters, subtitles and article titles or headlines, but can also be used as a part of creative graphic compositions of various dimensions up to billboards or other large-format advertising.

In the graphics editor such as Adobe Photoshop, the quickest way to achieve this is to set these values as the background values. Then, by extending the original downloaded image in the direction of the calibrated edge by using the tool Canvas the client can set such dimension and proportion of the final image, that will suit the purpose of its use.

How to use Edit Friendly Images

1. Open Edit Friendly image in Adobe Photoshop:


2. Set attached values for background:


3. Enlarge one or more dimensions of image:


4. Add any text as you need:


5. Final result - larger image without quality loss:


Examples of Use of Edit Friendly Images:

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