Nidelva river through Trondheim Norway

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How can I best photograph white powder so I can later cut it out of the background but keep natural shadows?

I need to photograph white powder in a circle shape and still retain the shadow. I've tried photographing on different coloured backgrounds as shooting on white is too tricky to cut out. The ...
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How can I find dust in Photoshop similar to the Lightroom feature Visualize Spots?

Adobe Lightroom 5 came out with a new feature called "Visualize Spots" that helps you to find dust. More information on the feature can be found here: Adobe Help How can I achieve a similar function ...
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3d fantasy almost type of picture, how do they do it?

Hi I have been seeing these nice house shots where it looks like the picture is in a fantasy type of 3d. It almost looks 3d modeled as opposed to just being a picture. Can anyone tell me how it's ...
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Why isn't GIMP as popular? [duplicate]

I have used GIMP on many occasions with excellent results. What I do not get is, why isn't it as popular as some of the commercial software? What advantages do these expensive software provide that ...
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How can I edit equirectangular images?

How can I edit an equirectangular image that was taken with a Ricoh Theta S? I would like to add text and/or "stickers". Is this possible with a tool like ImageMagick? Sample as requested: And ...
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How to create shadows and highlights on a subject during photo manipulation in Photoshop?

What is the best method to create shadows (darken) and highlights (brighten) on a subject to match the lighting of new background image during photo manipulation in Photoshop?
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HDR smartphone cameras: is it done in hardware or software?

Let's say I want to take the highest dynamic range pictures with a smartphone camera. Do I need to look for a specific sensor with better hardware for HDR photos, or find the best camera app because ...
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What is must have software for image editing on Mac?

Currently, I have downloaded Gimp on my Mac and using it to edit images. I don't mind spending money to buy other software if it makes things easier or faster. What is must have software for image ...
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Can this glitch be reproduced?

I used to own a Canon IXUS 400 that was glitchy. Here's an example of a glitchy photo that it took: This glitch has been documented here, and the manufacturers used to offer free repair of the ...
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Is there any way of saving this blurry photo??? [duplicate]

http://i.imgur.com/Lb9FXGe.jpg Is there ANY way to save this blurry photo? I have photoshop. PLEASE HELP.
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How can I mass cutout people from stock photos with arbitrary backgrounds?

I have pictures that are going to be used to advertise clothing for a kids clothes shop. I have a quite a large amount of photos (266 ). They are all similar to this: My job is to cut the children ...
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Image manipulation software to perform 2-D mapping to a 3-D surface [closed]

Is there any software that will assist me in the distortion described in 2 below. Another way of doing this is numerical, which is likely to be labourious, error prone, and exceptionally time ...
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Are deconvolution filters better than unsharp mask for correcting out-of-focus photographs?

What is the best method for enhancing image quality if a photograph happens to be out of focus? I'm using now unsharp mask but I'm looking for new methods. Perhaps there is one which has better ...
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Should addition of RGB values be used when adding lens flare to an image?

From the physical theory of lens flare, it is the image of the light source after many times of light reflection between the optical lens surfaces. So it would sound reasonable to add lens flare ...
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Is the odd appearance of this owl's head due to an unusual camera angle, or bad photoshopping? [closed]

With reference to the below image (on Bing 2015-06-09) something just seems off with the bird's head. Is this a case of bad photo editing or just an unusual angle the bird was photographed from?
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Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)

I have a square image (300 x 300), and I'd like to apply the "bubble effect" as shown here: Specifically: I only want the "bubble" part in this example Make image round and give it that curved ...
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How would I insert a huge object into a panorama photo with correct position and height?

I want to insert a large object into a panorama photo, in this case a wind turbine. However, I want the object to be at the correct position and it should have the correct height. The area has many ...
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How can I convert a photo to a fixed palette with pre-defined weighted color proportions?

I am creating a physical mosaic from a photograph, where each mosaic tile will correspond to a pixel of the (scaled down) original picture. The problem is: my tile color selection is limited, with the ...
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How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?

I have often attempted to change the background of a portrait image. But every time I try, the image of a person doesn't gel properly with the new background. It doesn't look seamless. Can some one ...
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Does shrinking the upscaled picture improve its quality (in terms of blur)?

Take a look at the following diagrams: The original picture: The upscaled (2x, bilinear) picture: In both cases the first item in the first row is the input image. There is its 2d fft next to ...
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How to Take out some lines and shadows in the background by photoshop?

I have some pictures like the following. I want to take out the black lines and shadow while keeping the red dots and foggy red background. I tried Clone Stamp Tool for some other pictures in ...
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How can I remove all transient objects from multiple photos, leaving only the background? [duplicate]

I have multiple images of (let's say) a busy street. All taken with the exact same angle, and the people are moving around. It stands to reason that if I could compare all images and get only "the ...
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JPEG image problem [closed]

So my problem is with one of the Jpeg's I am working with. The things with Jpegs is that if you change even the slightest part of its HEX file, the whole image just gets screwed up. I zeroed out about ...
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How can I wrap a new pattern around a 3D object in a photograph?

I have a problem with setting a pattern on sofas. The image below is a pattern that I set on a sofa: as you can see, the pattern comes from up to down in a straight line. This is wrong; I need it ...
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Can digital cameras sign images to prove authenticity?

Beyond the metadata/EXIF/IPTC (which can be easily altered), is it possible to prove that an image is authentic? If this is not possible, how does a photojournalist prove the authenticity of an ...
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How can I tell if a photo is real or faked?

How can I tell if a photo has been edited or manipulated? Are there techniques for distinguishing real photos from fakes? Are there software tools that can help? Are there things I can do in ...
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image enhancement to read car plate

A group of thieves entered in my house and robbed a lot of my stuff. They used a car to run away. The following images were obtained from CCV cameras from neighbors. Is it possible to improve those ...
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How do I get this 'glare' effect?

I have been staring at this Apple Image & trying to figure out how to get this glare effect (which can be seen on the monitor). Someone knows?
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RGB colour correction of CCD camera images [closed]

I've developed an application which is able to communicate directly with a CCD camera (unbranded and obscure) and I'm able to capture and store the image from this camera. When the image is first ...
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How can I differentiate an Original and Photoshop Image [duplicate]

May be this is a wrong place to question this. But, please allow me to ask at least. We have some photography event in our office. So, we have mentioned the rule of date capture (like photo must be ...
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How can I prevent Aperture from rotating photos on export?

Maddeningly, when I export masters from Aperture 3.5.1 many (about half) of the photos are arbitrarily rotated to an orientation that they were neither taken at nor displayed at by Aperture itself. Is ...
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How to do a flaming postprocessing effect?

I found the photo on the Internet: And I'm wondering. How is it even possible? Does this technique have a name? Any thoughts how to do it?
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Image manipulation [duplicate]

I need your help to find out if a photo is photoshoped. I tried on http://fotoforensics.com the el analysis, but I don't understand the results. Can anyone see the photo and tell me if it is fake?
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Software/sollution for blending/morphing faces together

I'm looking for a relatively easy way to take several portrait photos of faces and then blend them together into a coherent face. For example, I'd like to create androgynous faces by combining ...
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How do I blend a digital texture into a photo to give a canvas or rough paper effect?

I have seen other photographers use deviantart art work as backdrops in their photography with exotic outcomes. I haven't been successful in figuring out how this is done. Would anyone please share ...
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Erasing objects with Lightroom

I have a picture shot on a white background, however the white background didn't cover the whole frame. The sides of the image show unwanted objects. I would like to erase these side parts such that ...
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What software do I use to remove part of a photo and blend that space?

I have a picture of a very old house but there's a real estate sign in the yard. What software would I use to remove that sign and blend the background? I really don't want to purchase anthing ...
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How to create this early sun look?

I have seen lot of images that look similar to this, where there is this whitened light (image found on flickr) How to make image look like this in Gimp or Photoshop (prefered GIMP since I use ...
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How can I do automatic background subtraction with a reference image in Photoshop?

I plan on taking a series of pictures of people in a room, keeping a fixed position of the camera, and later remove the background. Essentially, although the background is complicated, it should be ...
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How are these “wiggling” 3D images made?

Just recently, Yahoo.com posted images that have a 3d effect without any glaesses and here is an example of one of them: How is this done? I searched all over but can't find any good tutorial. I ...
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How can I do something like Photoshop's warp tool with open source software? [closed]

Using Photoshop, I can edit an image by using tthe lasso tool and warp tool. I need a open source solution that will operate in similar way. I tried Gimp software, but there is no warp tool in that. ...
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Slicing articles from a photo or pdf newspaper page [closed]

I have a pdf file which is a pdf format of a newspaper page that has many articles(image + text), same as the articles we find in the newspaper that newspaper vendor drops at our place everyday. I ...
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How to identify if a photo is photoshopped without looking at its digital code

I found this similar question but it is about finding hints in the digital file :how-to-identify-photoshop-edited-files. I want to know if there is a way to do this without looking at the digital ...
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How to recreate this effect, a mix of profile and front headshot?

I've seen several photos like the example below and I would like to create one. I think it overlaps a profile photo and a front headshot, with lots of local adjustments. Do you know of any (photoshop) ...
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Why do RAW files only show you 8 bit of the 14bit recorded?

Following up from a previous related raw file latitude question. Why do RAW files record in 14 bit but only show 8 bit of data? The remaining data is hidden away to the right or left of the histogram. ...
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Effect of each step in RAW image pipleline [closed]

I am a little familiar with tools like dcraw or libraw. I know that we can give one RAW image to each of these tools, and they will give us output image, which is gone through a pipeline procedure: ...
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How can I change colour of reflection/shadows to blue, to match the water?

Original Pic: I have taken and edited the above shot in Lightroom to give an evening effect. I would like to remove the green reflection of trees on the lake to darker blue or the color of ...
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If I want soft focus, should I get the Canon 135mm soft focus lens or do it in Photoshop?

I always read that when possible it's best to "get things right in camera" which I always aim for - so following that line of thinking, would it be worthwhile to get the Canon 135mm f/2.8 soft focus ...
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How was this image where a person appears to lift a paved road created?

Since the development of advanced photo editing programs like Adobe Photoshop, artists use unusual techniques supported by creative imagination to produce unrealistic but conceptional images. Among ...
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Where lays the border between correcting photo and creating a new one using PC?

There are two physical different steps on creating the photo: Actual shooting (including preparing to shooting) Post processing on PC (all what starts after downloading the photo to PC) On the ...