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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 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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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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Is there an easy way to select by histogram range in GIMP?

The other day I was wondering if there is an easy way in GIMP to choose the pixels that are part of a selected range on the histogram.
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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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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 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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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 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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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 do I effectively split an outdoor image across an uneven horizon in Gimp?

I'm looking to take an image looking out at a storm in the distance that has a fairly uneven horizon due to trees and a foreground fence post and only increase the contrast and decrease the brightness ...
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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 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 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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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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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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Effect to reduce width of photo without cropping or stretching

I saw a documentary a few years ago (about 5) demonstrating a photographic manipulation formula, which can reduce the width of an image, without stretching, or cropping. It would do this by ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is it possible to change the point of view of an existing image by extrapolating the missing data automatically?

Is there any software to take an existing picture and to raise up the camera position a little bit for changing the perspectives and the software will recognize how to fill the missing parts?
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Add rain effect to a photo?

I have a photo that I would like to post process to add a rain effect. Can anybody explain how I would go about adding the effect or suggest a good tutorial? Ideally I would be able to use my ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Superimposing objects from two different photos taken by two different cameras

I have a bunch of photos from my friend's wedding that were shot with a D5 mark II, that he wants me to add my wife (who couldn't be at the wedding) into a few of them. I found the PERFECT picture ...
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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 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 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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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 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 water ...
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How do I link selections on two different layer masks in Photoshop?

I've created my own action in Photoshop CS5 and in my example I am recolouring grass. The action stops for the user to paint a selection on a layer mask and continues with a colour balance ...
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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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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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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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some criteria when a filter looks good

I'm a developer who wants to figure out when a filter would look good applied to a given image. For example, I have sepia, solarisation and pencil filters. Okay, the perception will be very ...
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How do I turn photograph backgrounds transparent?

Excuse me if this question is in the wrong SE site, but it seems the most appropriate place. I have a client that makes children's accessories. She takes the pictures of her products herself. When ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...