The most common photo editing operations - rotating, cropping, adjusting brightness, correcting tilt, and fixing red eyes - can all be done very easily within the application. Bringing up a photo in an external image editor is simple too. If you make a mistake, you can always reload the photo from the original.
Note: If you find the red-eye elimination functionality useful, you can download the standalone S10 RedEyes program, which allows you to edit photos outside of a web album.
Rotating a photo
To rotate a photo 90 degrees, simply click the toolbar item "Rotate Clockwise" or "Rotate Counterclockwise" in the top right corner of the window. These actions are also available in the photo's right-click popup menu as well as in the main Edit menu.
Cropping a photo
If you attempt to crop a photo down to a size smaller than the largest size specified in the Options window, a warning message will be displayed as this would require the program to enlarge the photo, which causes loss of sharpness. For this reason, cropping is allowed only for unedited, uncropped photos, when the original can still be used as the source. Note that cropping does not affect the original; it only affects the copy of the photo used in the web album.
Cropping can also be done by launching an image editor of your choice, as described further down.
In Photo View, click the toolbar item "Lighter" or "Darker" in the top right corner of the window to adjust the brightness of a photo. Click multiple times if needed. These actions are also available in the photo's right-click popup menu as well as in the main Edit menu.
If the horizon in a photo isn't level, you can easily correct it by clicking "Tilt Slightly Clockwise" or "Tilt Slightly Counterclockwise" on the toolbar available in Photo View. Each click tilts the photo a half degree. These two items also appear in the photo's right-click popup menu as well as in the main Edit menu.
Fixing red eyes
A common problem with flash photography is that eyes often end up red and too bright. To fix this, go to Photo View and click the toolbar item "Fix Red Eyes" at the top right corner of the window (also available in the Edit menu and in the photo's right-click popup menu). The cursor will change to a magnifying glass when over the photo; click on the red eye you want to fix (or right in between if both eyes are red) to magnify that area. In the window that pops up, perform these steps:
Editing a photo in an image editor
Right-click a photo (or use the Edit menu) and you will have the option to "Edit Photo" or "Edit Original" with an image editor of your choice. When you return from your image editor, the photo will automatically be reloaded from your newly edited version if you made any changes. Editing works not only from the Photo View mode, but also from Index View and List View.
Initially the sub-menu that pops when you select "Edit Photo" or "Edit Original" contains only a link to your default image editor and an option to "Choose Program". When you use the "Choose Program" option, the program you select will automatically be added to the sub-menu for easy access the next time.
Reloading a photo from the original
If you make a photo editing mistake and want to revert back to the original, use the option "Reload From Original" in the Edit menu or in the photo's right-click popup menu.