Uploading photo

I have a photo I would like to carve but when I insert it, it is too busy and blurry. What is the best way to insert and edit to take some of the busyness out of it?

Can you share the image you are trying to upload? More than likely its a really low resolution image that would need to be converted to a vector image to get cleaner lines

Low resolution and low contrast => difficult for automated tracing routines to be effective.
Also, what you want to do with in on the machine may have impact on whats “best” in terms of how to go about tracing it. Can you share the image?

I guess photos in general. Is there a program that will convert them for me?