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Brightness and contrast

Here's the easiest way to adjust brightness and contrast (in Elements anyway; you can use similar methods in most photo editing applications): Choose the Enhance → Adjust Lighting → Brightness/Contrast command to get started.

The controls are simple to use. Raise them to increase brightness and contrast. Lower the controls to decrease. The contrast was set first and then brightness control was adjusted to balance everything. Both settings have been raised to brighten and strengthen this photo.

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