How to Tone a Picture in Gimp Photo Editor

This guide will show you how to tone and edit a picture in the photo editor, Gimp.

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How to Tone a Picture in Gimp Photo Editor
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You can download Gimp by Google searching "Gimp" and going to their website. It is a free download, so download and enjoy :)

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First, open the picture you want to tone.

First, open the picture you want to tone.

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Go to "Levels" under the "Color" tab.

Go to "Levels" under the "Color" tab.

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Drag the slider(s) to the edge of the histogram, which is the black, mountain looking thing.

Drag the slider(s) to the edge of the histogram, which is the black, mountain looking thing.

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I dragged the left slider because it was the only one that needed to be moved.

I dragged the left slider because it was the only one that needed to be moved.

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Press "OK."

Press "OK."

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Now, click on "Curves" under the "Color" tab.

Now, click on "Curves" under the "Color" tab.

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If you move the line up, the picture will get lighter. If you move it down, the picture will get darker.

If you move the line up, the picture will get lighter. If you move it down, the picture will get darker.

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I moved it up.

I moved it up.

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Press "OK" when you are satisfied with the color.

Press "OK" when you are satisfied with the color.

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Select the "Crop Tool" from the Toolbox.

Select the "Crop Tool" from the Toolbox.

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Crop the picture down to a good size.

Crop the picture down to a good size.

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When you are ready, click or double-click and the picture will be cropped.

When you are ready, click or double-click and the picture will be cropped.

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Open "Hue-Saturation" under the "Color" tab.

Open "Hue-Saturation" under the "Color" tab.

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Change "Saturation" to "10."

Change "Saturation" to "10."

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Once "Saturation" is changed, you can change the other two settings, "Lightness" or "Hue" to  your liking.

Once "Saturation" is changed, you can change the other two settings, "Lightness" or "Hue" to your liking.

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Press "OK" when finished.

Press "OK" when finished.

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Choose "Export" under the "File" tab.

Choose "Export" under the "File" tab.

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Rename the file and change the format to "JPG."

Rename the file and change the format to "JPG."

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Click "Export" for another little window to be brought up.

Click "Export" for another little window to be brought up.

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Press "Export" after making changes.

Press "Export" after making changes.

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"Save As..." so that your original picture will not be affected.

"Save As..." so that your original picture will not be affected.

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Rename the picture so you can find it easier later.

Rename the picture so you can find it easier later.

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Press "Save" after renaming the picture and selecting the folder you want.

Press "Save" after renaming the picture and selecting the folder you want.

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The finished product. This is my dog, Hunter. Yes, I did take the picture ;)

The finished product. This is my dog, Hunter. Yes, I did take the picture ;)

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