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Photographic editing is the process of reworking an original photo, either produced by film or digital, to create the artistic vision of the photographer.

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Photo editing software for Linux [on hold]

I just bought a used fujifilm x100 and I am really new to the wide world of photography. I'm trying to learn. I would like to ask what options are available to edit photos and organize them in a ...
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Is this a filter that is being used?

Can anyone assist me in identifying if the following picture has a specific filter applied to it. I have seen a number of similar style picturesfrom sources all around the world but have not been able ...
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

My Chromebook won't allow me to install Lightroom, but I can use Adobe Spark. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of each of them?
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Looking for tips for indoors maternity shoot

Photography is my weekend hobby and I am still in the basic skill level. I recently upgraded to a used Nikon D80 with DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens and I am still learning how to use it. I have really ...
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Is there a tool that allows me to batch resize and crop photos? [duplicate]

Is there any tool that allows me to add some photos to resize and crop them at a specific height. For example I have 50 photos which are something like 1000x1200, 1110x1230 and so on. I want to be ...
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Is it ok to shoot plants with a green screen for chroma key?

I need to go outside and take pictures of specific plants in one area, then remove the background, resulting in a just-white background. Right now I only have a GREEN screen (for chroma key). ...
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Creative use of burning and dodging

Exactly how can we use burning and dodging to to isolate the subject and create strong points of interest in a photograph ? There are a lot of Internet articles on how to dodge and burn but they do ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer? [closed]

I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over 600 pages ...
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Merging pictures of the Sun at the same location

I'm teaching an astronomy class in the fall and I had this idea for a photo project. I want my class to take a daily picture of the Sun (around sunrise) at the exact same location and having the ...
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Reverse engineer used presets and styles?

Having original photo and modified one (applied styles on whole photo, not regions), is there a tools that can reverse-engineer made changes? The output would be the list of changes that can be ...
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Photo filter: What is the name of this filter [duplicate]

This is my first post here. I am new to photography. I am amazed with some of the beautiful works people are doing. Equally I have started to love the power of filters. I jus saw the following photo: ...
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How do I “freestyle crop” in Photoshop without the crop tool adjusting the aspect ratio?

I would like to move one edge of the crop tool "rectangle" without the other edges auto adjusting as well to a specified aspect ratio. The marquee is too imprecise since the lines cannot be fine ...
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How can I create a double exposure image in Photoshop?

I have two photos I want to use to create a double exposure image. How can I do this with Photoshop CS5?
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Adjusting eyebrows elegantly

I'm seeking suggestions for ways of correcting problems with the appearance of "eyebrows" in images taken at a 21st birthday celebration. I discovered retrospectively that the 'birthday girl' (Rachel) ...
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Batch process for displaying date & name stamp on photos [duplicate]

I could not find a dedicated photo-editing section, hence posting here. Apologies if wrong place. Query: I have thousands of photos, which I need to show time/date/custom-text on all photos. ...
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How can I remove white stripes from an old photo without losing detail?

I have this old photo: I want to remove these vertical white stripes from it. I have managed to remove it by using the darken blend mode with motion blur, but as you can see down below, I have ...
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ImageMagick Distort Perspective around a rectangle, without affecting aspect ratio

I have an imperfectly aligned/distorted photograph against a repeating rectangular pattern background, where one can easily identify what should be straight lines, both horizontally and vertically. I'...
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What sort of post-processing can improve this washed out image?

The original image [ISO => 400, F11, 1/320 seconds, -1/3 EV] looks washed out, may be because of bright day light overhead. In GIMP, if I apply Tools => Color Tools => Levels => Auto, the picture ...
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What are the advantages of editing a larger image?

If I have an image which is 2000px by 2000px, and the same image at 500px x 500px, what are the advantages of editing the larger image and scaling down afterwards?
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Why doesn't my Gimp perspective transform apply to the entire image?

I'm trying to correct the perspective of a photo in GIMP, but I can't seem to get it to apply to the entire image. The transformation applies to a small area and leaves empty white space around it. I ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...
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How to avoid circles of light in some images and get rid of them once they're there?

I'm getting circles of light in some of the images taken with my Canon Rebel 2Ti. I see from some explanations they are lens flare... and solution is to use a lens hood. I will try this approach. My ...
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How to achieve the super high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul Album?

I'm curious to know how to achieve the high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul album (please note: images are NSFW). I know this is probably done in post but I would like to know if there is a ...
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Is it possible to undo the editing of pictures of which you don't have the originals anymore?

I did much photoshopping on pictures, of which I can't remember the original. The originals are gone. Can I retrieve them still?
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why is build DEM disabled in Photoscan?

I am trying to "Build DEM" in PhotoScan but the option is gray, it is disabled for some reason and I can't fix it. Can anyone help?
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How to transform an image's area into a cube - with photos

I am doing a project for a client and I need to manipulate a photograph; either by photoshop or by taking the shot at a specific angel/lens. My goal is to turn all the quadrants of photos into a cube ...
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How to remove fisheye in PhotoScan Pro?

I am trying to build a 3D model of a site in CA using Photoscan Pro. The images were taken by 3DR solo drone GoPro camera. I need to process the image in Photoscan, however, I am having trouble with ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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How do I fix blown out windows?

How do I fix the bright window? I'm new to Photoshop and have no idea how to do anything, so please give easy to follow instructions! I'd like the window to be darker and my mom and brother to be ...
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correct lens distortion and angle of view for scanning large planar objects

I made some pictures of my inner panels of my van (VW T5) because I would like to convert them to a vector graphic. My intention is to use the data in order to produce my own CNC cut spare parts. I ...
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Why skin smoothing tool is painting the photo with white color

I don't know photoshop and usually get by by using quick edits in CaptureOne but this time wanted to do some basic skin retouch, so downloaded a simple skin retouch tool and following their tutorial ...
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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved?

I came across few pictures of this kind, but find it difficult to search for the way people make them. What kind of settings you should use in your camera, and do you use photoshop after that? ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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Low quality photo to look good [duplicate]

As I have many pictures in which I have taken from my mobile phone whose picture quality comes good but not good as DSLRs or any HD quality camera. To look my photo or the main object in picture look ...
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Remove the tourists from photos

Sometimes I find an amazing location, but there are people in the way of my shot. If I want to take a picture of mine with the background landmark and people are in my shot which I don't want. As I ...
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What license or permissions do I need to give my clients when editing photos as a service?

I am considering starting a photo editing business. The idea is that people will email me a picture, I enhance it and fix problems, and email it back to them. In the above scenario, can I advertise ...
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Software to create presentation boards out of individual images

I have a group of CADs/images (around 60) that I would like to present in 1 pagers. Each page should show 6 or 8 photos. Is there any software that could automatically create these boards without me ...
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How to edit photo to be pleasing as a desktop wallpaper?

I am using Adobe Lightroom to edit all my photos that I take with my Canon 70D. I shoot in RAW to preserve the detail of an image and have lately been wanting to "optimize" a lot of my photos for ...
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Dark+Contrast. New trend in photography editing, how its done?

There is this new trend where people create crazy contrasted photos, its all over the Tumblr and Instagram. I'm not in love with the style, but it looks so strange, that i can't help wondering - how ...
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Can I add a watermark to my photo using Capture NX-D?

I would Like to know if Capture NX-D can add a watermark to my photos. I searched through the software and the help menu but didn't find any. Is this possible? If yes, how?
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What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?

Basically I am not very much knowledge in Photography. But I want to know What type of images can be created from cameras built using cambits?
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What makes portraits appear too “tryhard” or forced?

I have good portraits that when applied B&W filters, or when edited in any other way, they produce an objectively good looking result, but the portrait itself looks too "tryhard" or "forced". Some ...
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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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Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 prime vs. 50mm f/1.2 lens for bokeh/dreamy effect?

I'm looking into camera lenses and have seen two referenced as what certain bloggers use to take a certain kind of light-filled "perfectly overexposed" strong-bokeh picture that I am partial to, like ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How can I get a light pink or purple pale tint to my photos (similar to Instagram user's)?

I want my pictures to get a light pink purple pale tint, like this Instagram user's photos. What filter or app is she using to get that look?
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Getting this 1950s-esque photo style in post?

I'm 90% sure this photo was edited to look like this, not taken that way. How do I get this effect – vibrant colors but still washed-out and 1950s-esque at the same time? Perhaps a sepia cast, but ...
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What's going on with the shadows, blacks and other features in this image?

I really like that this picture seems very sharp and crisp but also a little hazy (but not in the lowered-clarity way), like if you looke at the spaces between model houses. How do the shadows seem so ...