SUMMARY: Tweak an image's brightness and / or contrast in Publisher 2010 without loading an external image editor.
While Microsoft Publisher 2010 does not include a full-featured image editor, you can make a few simple adjustments to images inside a publication without having to open an external editor.
If you need to tweak an image's brightness or contrast to better fit a publication, making these changes requires just a few clicks:
1. First, select the image you wish to modify.
2. Click the "Format (Picture Tools)" tab that appears in the Ribbon.
3. In the "Adjust" section, click the "Brightness" or "Contrast" button as needed.
4. From the pull-down menu, choose from 40% to -40% brighter / darker or more / less contrast. If needed, click "0% (Normal)" to reset the brightness or contrast.Adjusting an image's contrast in Publisher 2010
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