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Image processing is the computational transformation of an image signal. It's about the technical side of batch transformations, conversions, and enhancements, as distinct from post-processing (adjusting an image to achieve a desired look, probably using image processing).

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Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?

I've downloaded Adobe Lightroom in order to learn RAW image processing. I want to practise on some photos that covers basic subjects (Histograms, HDR etc). Is there a good, free source of RAW images ...
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Photo Processing - What am I doing wrong?

I seem to have a problem processing photos and I am not sure where I am going wrong. The issue is on my desktop monitor the photos look great. Overall vivid color, brightness, contrast etc. When I ...
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Tablet Apps for Simple Processing of RAW files

What tablet Apps would you recommend for simple RAW processiong on a tablet? Currently using Samsung Tab 2, 7 inch tablet. My main concern is just open the RAW file and do some Cropping and upload ...
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Manipulating images at different spatial scales

Is there software which will allow manipulating an image at different spatial scales? For example, change the contrast or brightness of features smaller than 50 px but larger than 10 px. I have ...
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Is the image processor relevant in a camera when shooting RAW?

When cameras come out the company often states that the image processor is upgraded. Does such an upgrade matter when one only shoots in RAW? When shooting RAW the image is taken directly from the ...
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Is it possible to make a single still photo from a video?

The idea comes from the fact that in astronomy (amatorial), it's common to take videos from a telescope with a webcam and convert them into a single, less noisier picture. The principle is that of ...
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Learning about photography algorithms [closed]

I'm very interested in learning about algorithms in photography (in particular processing photos). In addition to algorithms, I'm interested in learning about photo formats (probably RAW and jpeg the ...
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Can I combine several low quality pics into one higher quality picture?

Is there an easy tool to combine low quality pics taken from a mobile phone, all of the same thing but taken within a few seconds interval from one another, mostly suffering from slight out of focus ...
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How to analyze images with Fast Fourier Transform method?

I am learning about analyzing images with the method of FFT(Fast Fourier Transform). The image I am analyzing is attached below: And the result of the FFT analysis of this picture is presented ...
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What is the the product of two Fast Fourier Transfoms?

I am reading a book about image processing. I have found mention of a method for processing images. It is said that a special effect could be reached when we multiply two results of the Fast Fourier ...
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How does exposure fusion work?

I understand that "exposure fusion" is a method for combining different exposures into a single image. How exactly does it work, and how is it related to HDR?
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What kind of process is this old photo in glass?

I have 2 old (circa 1800?) black and white photos sizes 9x11 inches in glass. It's a picture of a little girl in a flower field and another of a woman outside the home, sitting on a chair with her ...
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How does a glare arise in images?

I know am sounding dumb but i have not been able to find a correct definition of glare What are the reasons it props up into images For example am taking a photograph of a fruit in diffuse light : ...
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What settings do I have to use to take pictures like this one by S Dot B?

I am impressed by this photograph of hip hop artist Kid Ink by S Dot B photography: http://www.killerhiphop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Kid-Ink.jpg Can anybody tell me the settings for my Nikon ...
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What is the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom?

I have been using Adobe Photoshop for years. I even use Illustrator for vector work from time to time. Then along came Adobe bridge and it seems to be an attempt at a better way to browse, sort, and ...
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A beginner with post processing wanting to learn [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any good tutorials for learning how to post-process images? Though I have been trying hands on photography for quite a while now, I want to learn post processing of ...
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Is “saturation” an image-processing concept?

Image saturation is a concept used to describe the purity or intensity of color in an image, such that an image with very little saturation approaches a black and white image. Pink, then, is said to ...
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How can I extract qualitative information from EXIF files?

I have bunch of EXIF files. I am looking for some heuristics to extract qualitative information such as if the picture is portrait or not, if the picture was taken in day or night, if the picture is ...
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Is it possible to print a photo so it can be mounted on a globe?

I'd like to transform an image so that it can be mounted on a sphere. I'd like to use an image of a map (see the One Piece world map on the image), but it could be anything. Here is a kind of Family ...
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How to achieve misty look and vintage colors like Jaime Ibarra?

How are the color tones and the misty look achieved in the photo below? Does the technique/s have a name? (Note: link is NSFW.) Link to image - ...
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What software should I use for converting fisheye photos to normal rectilinear photos?

Can you recommand me a software for doing this job? I shoot using Sigma 8mm lens and I would like to be able to obtain a normal image out of that. The camera is canon 550D.
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Which postcard mailing services are the best?

I have noticed several sites offering to let me upload a photo, some text and an address. They will then print a postcard with the image and my text and mail it for me. Some offer smartphone-apps and ...
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What color system best differentiates Yellow/Red/Black? [closed]

I'm working on a image processing system to segment three different types of pixels that are more or less Yellow/Red/Black. Now my question - which I though it's best to be asked here - is that which ...
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What algorithms or example tools are there for denoising of images in Raw format?

I am trying to perform some post-processing of Camera Raw images captrued using my Canon EOS 450-D. I am using PS CS5 and GIMP particulary to remove noise which is present in images. My questions is: ...
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Should I save an image as png, jpeg or bmp?

If I edit an image file using some application like Gimp, Photoshop or MSPaint, while saving I will be asked to select the required file-format. There are different formats available, the common ones ...
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How to get creamy skin tone in Lightroom

I googled some tutorials on "creamy lightroom", but most of what I found ended up turning my photos' skin tones too orange, too "vintage". I tried desaturating Orange to counter this, but the ...
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How can I adjust the colour temperature of an image programmatically?

I'm wondering how to convert programmatically (i.e. with a programming language rather than an editor) from one colour temperature to another? If, for example, I make the assumption (and it's a big ...
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How is colour balancing performed in post processing of raw images

I had asked a question previously here which though not duplicate but is related to this. Asking this one as I feel it is different. My question is basically related to colour balancing/colour ...
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How can I improve the results of my proprietary RAW processing pipeline?

I am doing some experiment with Raw image processing using two post processing tools: Adobe PhotoShop (PS) CS5 Proprietary Image processing pipeline code. Data Capture: I captured some raw ...
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How can I tell exactly what changed between two images?

For example, for a recent conversation about JPEG compression I wanted to compare pixel for pixel what changed between two JPEGs (one with compression level 100, and one with compression level 95). ...
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How can I resize Raw images and store them back in the original format?

I have some raw images captured using Canon,Nikon,Minolta cameras.(*.CR2, *.NEF, *.MRW) I want to change resize them and store them back as the original format. I checked in two tools, Canon ...
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Raw Captured Image processing

I intend to take raw images using a Canon which gives *.CRW and DNG format raw images. I have below question regarding processing of those raw capture 1] What all tools(I am ready to ...
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How would I go about using my SLR to measure the 'greenness' of a photo?

Background My digital pictures can be read into a computer program like Matlab or R as a m x n x 3 matrix where m x n is the number of pixels observed by each of the three (red, green, and blue) ...
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Query about gamma correction?

I have a bespoke Image Capture & processing flow, wherein I do the following operations:- Capture Raw data-->De-Bayer(Get RGB)-->Color Balance-->RGB-to-YCbCr-->Image sharpening-->Denoise ...
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Which colour space should I apply Image sharpening filter?

I am trying to apply a Image sharpening 2D filter kernel(Laplacian) on a Image in my proprietary Image/Video processing pipeline(From Camera raw to final JPEG/MPEG). I plan to perform 2D convolution ...
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What is a quick way to restore old black and white and sepia photographs?

I have a bunch of old black and white and sepia photographs from my grandparents' album that I scanned and would like to restore. The photographs are generally in good condition. there are some ...
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Can software auto-detect image focus?

I was wondering if there was any photo management software out there that could auto detect and "rate" images on how in focus they are. This comes up for me quite commonly when i am looking through a ...
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How exactly do RGB curves work and interact w/each other in Photoshop?

So I understand how a single curve works: If you create a curve such that R100 (in) becomes R50 (out), every pixel that has an R value of R100 becomes R50. Similar deal with the RGB curve: if you ...
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Other than the iMac, what's a brilliant display for my images?

When I started researching gear to start my photography passion I fell in love with the large iMac display. The large bright screen at the best buy was showing a sideshow if images that looked better ...
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Where can I develop 110 film?

Where can I develop 110 film from my Pentax 110 SLR?
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Process stereoscopic image to convert from 3D to 2D

I am wondering if it is possible to take a stereoscopic image and sum them in such a way that makes it a monoscopic image, with the resulting viewpoint in the center of where the two viewpoints ...
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How much does in-camera image processing affect noise on Canon DSLRs?

I've found out that some of photos take with my 5D MkII have more shadow noise than I like. I know there are some obvious settings that affect this, such as ISO a noise reduction settings. But there ...
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Cheap/free tool to view/convert Canon CR2 RAW format photo files on Windows?

Recently, my family had some professional photos taken while vacationing at a resort. The photos were given to us on CD in both .CR2 and .jpg formats. While we can view the JPEG-format versions of ...
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Red Haze across right and top of photo

I take a photo with the cap on, set to shutter priority mode and set to 30s. After photo is taken and the NR job runs, I end up with a black picture and a red line/haze down the right side of the ...
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What workflow should I use for processing RAW photos in Lightroom?

I started shooting in RAW, and I use Adobe Lightroom. What workflow would you recommend to use for the processing? I will really appreciate a detailed description of the steps (or a link to one). ...
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What are Color Profiles and where would I find information on using them properly?

I see the term "Color Profile" a lot and I have this vague idea that it helps you adjust color values based on the unique differences of both cameras, displays and printers from some ideal device. ...
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Is post processing always necessary for best results?

While using my old Point and Shoot camera I used to think about post-processing photos in Photoshop like something unnatural, fake, and deceptive. But after buying DSLR I have not only to think about ...
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What noise removal tools work best, and why?

Can anyone recommend some good noise removal tools, free and commercial? Should support RAW and JPEG. Are certain tools better than others in particular situations? Do some integrate better with other ...
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What tools are available for RAW image processing in Linux?

I have been taking photographs with RAW format. What tools are available for working with RAW under Linux?
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Nikon RAW image processing in non-Nikon software

I love Adobe Lightroom, the workflow, the interface, the whole package. However, as a Nikon owner never did I manage to get the colors to look as good as after processing with Capture NX. No doubt ...