Brighten your photos for free online.

Use our photo enhancer tools to fix a dark picture, improve detail on an image, increase contrast and brightness, adjust tones, and more.

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Enhance dark photos with the Adobe Express photo brightening tool.

Have a favorite photo that came out just a little bit too dark? Adobe Express has the tools you need to lighten a picture for the best quality possible instantly. Use the image brightener tool to adjust and customize the appearance of your image. Play around with additional photo enhancements to add clarity to your image or add a filter. It’s as easy as uploading your photo, adding brightness, and publishing it to share across your digital and printed platforms.

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How to brighten a photo.

Select your photo.
Upload your desired image from your own photo library or select a stock image to feature in your design.
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Select the photo on your canvas and the Edit Image menu will appear. Choose the Enhancements option to browse through photo editing tools. Use the Brighten sliding scale to make your image brighter, or the Shadows option to lighten up darker details.
Remix your photo to make it your own.
Get creative with all the other tools available to you in your Adobe Express workspace. Add text and handpick your font and text styles. Drop in more images and icons. Add animated stickers from GIPHY or apply a text animation for short-form graphic videos. With a premium plan, you can even auto-apply your brand logo, colors, and fonts, so you're always #onbrand.
Resize to make your content go further.
Gone are the days of having to memorize image dimensions for every single platform. Once you've landed on a design you like, you can easily modify it for any printed need or social network using the Adobe Express handy, auto-magical resize feature. Duplicate the project, hit resize, and select the platform you want to adapt it for, and our AI will take care of the rest. Boom. Content for all your channels in a fraction of the time.
Save and share your brightened image.
Once your design is complete, hit that publish button and share your idea with others. Adobe Express saves your work, so you can always revisit your project if you need to update it in the future.

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Automatically brighten your images in a snap.

Select the Enhancements option and watch as Adobe Express applies brilliant image enhancements to your photo in seconds.

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Enhance your image instantly.

Open the Enhancements menu for further personalization. Adjust the lighting of your photo to define contrast, adjust photo brightness, highlight, and shadow. Curate the color aesthetic with the image saturation and warmth options. Then, select the sharpen image tool to add clarity to a blurry photo.

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Further enhance your image with filters, text, layers, and more.

The Adobe Express online photo editor offers endless ways to create and customize. Enhance the aesthetic of your photo with dozens of photo filters. Or, add dimension to your design by adding new layers of eye-catching text or stunning graphics.

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Customize your photos online to make unforgettable content.

Adobe Express makes it easy to achieve professional-quality image edits in minutes. Take time to explore the image enhancement features, along with the other editing options to start developing your very own style. With Adobe Express on your side, all you need to do is open the app to start creating unique and standout designs that will excite your audience. There are endless creative opportunities at your fingertips.

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