Lighting is undoubtedly the most important and influential aspect of a photo. It often determines the perfection of a picture because the light source plays a pivotal part in ensuring an attractive image.

People have now become more informed about the importance of lighting, angles and sources for ensuring a good picture.

People are conscious about photography angles while keeping the lighting source in perspective, minor mistakes can still come up later. In such an instance, you want to have a seamless feature to adjust photo lighting.

Therefore, Google Photos offers just that! The portrait light feature has greatly benefited users as it helps them tailor the lighting angles and sources.

You can position the light in a picture if the original one lacks it. However, the edits can only be made to images containing humans. You can not edit the pictures of your pet or other things using the portrait light feature.

So, let’s see how we can use this feature to improve our pictures.

Note: Make sure to update Google Photos app if its not showing.

How to adjust photo lighting in Google Photos

To adjust photo lighting, follow the steps below:

  • Open Google Photos
  • Click on the photo you want to edit
  • Press on the edit icon
  • Swipe right in the bottom row
  • Tap on tools
  • Choose portrait light in the adjustment toolbar
  • Move the circular handle appearing on the photo to place the lighting source at your desired place
  • Increase or decrease the brightness of the photo from the bottom of the photo
  • Tap done after completing the edit

Click/tap to enlarge images

This concludes our guide on how to use the portrait light feature to adjust the lighting in your pictures. To access similar informative content on Google photos, click here.

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I am a technophile, writer, YouTuber, and SEO analyst who is insane about tech and enjoys experimenting with numerous devices. An engineer by degree but a writer from the heart.

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