Even the best photographers
with the best equipment don’t always get things right and
it may be the case that the only image you can find to illustrate
something is a bit shabby or dull. Before you decide to skip adding
it try fiddling with some of the many tools available in any image
editor. Moving from the uninspiring field picture to the smart butterfly
took just two quick steps: adjust the contrast / brightness and
crop to the one interesting part of it.
Scroll down to see some variations
on a theme - from a slightly out-of-focus snap of a tree.
Except for the change of location,
which required two pictures to be merged and may demand a bit of
skill, the other effects are simply achieved in free or inexpensive
image editors and some using the Word picture toolbar alone.