When editing pictures for photo birth announcements, look at the contrast ratio, cropping and color to see what you might need to change. Many programs will let you change the picture to black and white or sepia tones, if that is closer to the look you are wanting.
Cropping your photo is the next step. Typically photos work better for photo birth announcements when they are close ups or from the chest up, rather than full body shots. These close ups capture the details that make your baby unique, which set your announcement apart.
When you have everything squared away for your picture, the next thing on your agenda will be to choose a design and layout for your announcement. You will want a design that works hand in hand with your picture, so be sure to keep your picture at hand, so that you can make informed decisions.