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Halos are rings of light around objects in photographs. While they can be intentional, in many cases they are undesirable artifacts from excessive post-processing with tone mapping or unsharp mask.

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What causes the “glow” around objects when turning down highlights and brightening shadows?

I'm sure many of you have seen this. When you turn down the highlights and turn up the shadows, a glow effect appears at the boundary of these two areas. What causes this?
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Why do white flowers always have a weird surrounding “glow”?

I have been trying to take pictures of dogwood blooms for a week now. I have the sharpness I want, but the flowers have a weird glow to them. The only post I could find about it is this one. Everyone ...
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How can I eliminate white glow/halos surrounding bright objects?

I recently took this picture and was frustrated by the white glow coming from the man's shirt. I realize it's a high contrast scene, but I don't understand the science behind why the shirt appears to ...
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Why are there white outlines around the subject in this photo when zoomed in?

Please give me a solution to this if possible. Image showing white outlines when zoomed. Crop: Zoomed:
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What kind of lighting do I need for a halo portrait?

I'm interested in taking some photos with strong, glowing, ethereal backlighting, like a halo, but with decent detail in the actual face. I don't have any really good examples of what I'm talking ...
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Removing light halos in lightroom or photoshop

Are there any good techniques for reducing halos around lights in night shots? For example this photo Maybe it's impossible but I'm just wondering if there is any filter, plugin, technique that ...
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What causes the dark halo around the copper part of the object in this photo?

I'm completely new to photography, and was attempting to shoot on a reflective surface (using a tablet for experimentation). I get some good results (to my untrained eye) but on my latest attempt, I ...
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How are circular haloes around light sources created?

I found the below image (photographer credit: Xavier Leung, original photo), which depicts an American battleship currently docked in Hong Kong. Is anyone familiar with this striking effect? I can'...
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How do I avoid white color in the sky near my subject with HDR photos?

I have created a HDR image from a single raw file. The way I have created it was Open the RAW file in Photoshop camera raw. Do some adjustments like enhancing the color, cropping etc. Exporting the ...
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Why does my photo look great in Lightroom but show sharpening halos on my web site?

I haven't over sharpened my photo — it looks great in Lightroom and Photoshop CS5, but when I upload it to my webpage, it has horrible ghosts/halos around much of the subjects. I have tried it with ...
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How can I stop my HDR shots looking so fake?

All my attempts at HDR come out looking remarkably fake, how can I reduce the halos effect?