Does it hurt your eyes yet? A little bit? Good, then my work here is done.

My Picasa program is full of terribly boring photos, like the one below. But how can I delete them when I might be able to edit them into brightly colored and fun photos like the one above? Bright colors and creative cropping are great ways to save boring photos and also to hide flaws in old photos.

It’s hard to believe the bright picture at the top came from this colorless, fairly pitiful Lancaster County farm photo snapped in July.

For this edit, I used crop, auto-contrast, Orton-ish, saturation, comic book, sharpen, and museum matte.