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Altering a photo so that it departs from reality in some significant way.

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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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Is there a desktop application for easy photo effects, like Camera+ for the iPhone?

I'm searching a desktop equivalent of the Camera+ iPhone app. The app Camera+ has predefined effects which can be added to images. Basically, all I want is a desktop application which is able to ...
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How can I create a grayscale with color highlighting effect in Lightroom?

Highlighting certain area with color, leaving the rest grayscaled — what is the name of this effect in photography? What is the most precise way to achieve this effect in Lightroom?
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How to clear edges from a lasso cropped object in Photoshop CS6?

I've cropped this picture with the lasso tool: What's my next move about this? Do I do this manually by removing pixel by pixel or are there some quicker solutions for this task?
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Should an artist/photographer admit to a photo being edited?

I was recently looking at some landscape photography awards in Central London and noticed that quite a few of the images had significant post editing in Photoshop. The artists had even mentioned ...
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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 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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How does automatic HDR software work?

An HDR image is the combined image of varied exposures that give good detail of the subject in the photograph. How does HDR software know what part of the images to blend? Manually, we know by ...
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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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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 ...
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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 to identify photoshop-edited files

If I have saved an image in JPG format after doing some edits, is there a way to identify that it is edited with Photoshop?
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What does it mean to brighten an image?

Courtesy of my optometrist, I now have images of my retinas. However, the images are a bit dark. I have RGB values for each pixel. In this setting, is brightening the image equivalent to increasing ...
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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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How to achieve the photo effect of “Live Christmas Music at the Americana in Glendale, California” by Chris Yarzab?

I came across the below photo while browsing Wikimedia Commons. (Photo by Fourbyfourblazer) My Question, how was this photo processed to obtain this effect? HDR, Photoshop Filters, What?
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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 do I remove photo-editor metadata from a JPG file?

How can I remove the header information which shows the name of image editing software? I want to "clean" the metadata from a JPG file so that nobody knows that image has been edited and appears as it ...