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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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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch while also being ...
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Is it possible to shape an image in a non-rectangular shape?

Recently I had to crop an image in a circular shape for a composition. Since I usually use Darktable and I also had to edit some details of the image, I tried to do it directly with it. Nonetheless, ...
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Corrupted JPG has undesired color bars overlay [duplicate]

I have transferred photos from my camera SD card to my computer (using a card/ram reader) and deleted the original photos. Now I have just realized there are color bars overlaid in photos. Here is an ...
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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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What will happen if I add adjustments to a picture over and over again?

I was wondering what would happen if you were to add an adjustment (contrast, hue, color balance, etc.) in Photoshop/Lightroom/etc., export, then reopen to do the very opposite, and repeat the same ...
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Why does AWR (Sony Raw) file curve at the edge when editing in Photoshop?

My pictures are in AWR (Sony Raw) file and I'm using FastStone Image Viewer 5.5 to view them before I begin the process of editing in Photoshop CS6. When I see the pictures from FastStone Image View, ...
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Getting the Instax-camera look in post?

I love the look that the below photos taken on Instax cameras have. The one with the giant teacups is my favorite — I like that the shadows seem pronounced and faded at the same time, like echoes, and ...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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Can Canon DPP 4 put a watermark on a photo?

I recently downloaded Canon's DPP (Digital Photo Professional) 4. After the new UI improvements, and better algorithms that are incorporated into the new DPP 4, I thought I would give it a try and ...
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Expand Canvas and Extend Edges of Image to Fill It

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this type of question. I am editing a digital photo (in gimp), and need to increase canvas size slightly. At one point, I was watching a tutorial where they ...
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What is a “losee file format”?

I am wondering what a "losee file format is". I came across the term in my photography class book The exact question in the book is: Which of these file formats are considered losee? Does that ...
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Scanned photo not square

I scanned a photo onto my computer, but there are some slight warping that formed when scanned the image. The photo is not perfectly square, and the photo is slightly curved. Below is a much ...
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How to enable Adobe Camera Raw in Photoshop

The Adobe Camera Raw filter is greyed out, how do I enable it? I am using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. I have a JPG file that I opened up in the Photoshop editor. In the layers panel I right clicked the ...
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Editing photos for this “milky” and “twinkly,” vivid but nostalgic effect?

I can't really find questions about this style of photography I see a lot, anywhere on the Internet, but I think it's very beautiful and enchanting. It seems both vivid and faded at the same time (at ...
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What's the secret to this pastel, beautifully blurred photo?

I see the effect often that appears in this photo – these two things together: 1) a very strong bokeh(?) where most of the image is blurred 2) some kind of color filter that emphasizes bright pastels ...
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How do I convert a vertical photo to wide format, similar to how video is done?

I've seen many vertical videos have a zoomed in, and blurred version of the video take the place of the vertical bars that would otherwise be present. I would like to do the same thing with something ...
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How can I resize PNGs so that an internal selection matches specified dimensions?

I'm using Photoshop, though any image program that can handle this issue and PNGs with transparency I would be open to. I have a multitude of images of picture frames right now, but they are ...
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How to resize a photo?

I know this is really a noob question, but it has always confused me. If something says "Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide." how do I do that? I assume one uses a program to do it, but ...
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How could I achieve this soft-but-powerful-glow effect in post-processing?

I love images like this (in this case, a film still) in which bright light is radiating out and sort of catching different points, even in a shadowy room – almost like it's trying to spill over. I ...
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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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Can vscocam/filters get me “bright, white” fashion photos?

How can I achieve these results? http://instagram.com/chantal_li Notice how they all have that bright, white look without being overexposed or washed out. (Blacks are still very black) Is it ...
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Is Pixeluvo a good Photoshop alternative?

Photography is my hobby and I am a Linux user. By now, I almost did not edit my photos and used only RawTherapee to work with RAW files. Sometimes I want to edit my photos and looking for an ...
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Best technique to make the photo look more realistic after editing it [closed]

What are some things to do to make a portrait photography look more genuine and realostic after editing it in Photoshop or Nikon Color ex?
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What are good options to store, handle, catalog, search images?

I'm in the situation now that i have to bring some order in my folder structure. Up to now I had a single folder for each shoot, made up by the date and a short description for the shoot. For example: ...
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How do i give this look to my photos? [closed]

i would love to know if someone could help me by telling me how i can edit my photos in order to look like these ones. Thanks! enter image description here
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How was this photo edited to feel vibrant and lush, but also soft?

I've been recently admiring this photo (histogram included as well) and was wondering if you'd have insight as to how it was edited, in ways I can try on Lightroom. I can see the histogram peaks ...
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Is it possible to fix severe blur from camera shake after the fact?

So I have this one photo of my midterm material, but stupid me didn't check it first when I took it and the photo turned out to be very blurred and it's impossible to read the text. Is it possible to ...
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How can I duplicate many images to black and white in a batch process?

I've just moved over to lightroom and need to duplicate a set of wedding photos in black and white. In aperture I used to duplicate them and then batch process them. I wondered how to go about this in ...
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How do I read these two Lightroom histograms?

What information can I get from these two images about how a series of photos that shares such a histogram were taken/edited? Both photo series are quite pretty and nostalgic, but I don't get the ...
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Are development tools redundant in Lightroom? [duplicate]

For example, I can change whites and blacks in the “Basic” box. But I can also do that in the “Tone Curve” box. Thus I’m wondering if I should use both boxes(meaning they are complementary) or if ...
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Anyone Know What Filter These Photos Use [closed]

Trying to make some pictures like these and can't figure out what filter they are using. Any help would be great. Wes
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Cloud editing, hosting and sharing solution [closed]

Just found out about this stackexchange one. Nice :) I'm under Linux. I do have an issue with editing and hosting pictures. I am aware several questions were asked regarding how to edit/process/...
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Getting the band together — lighting in discord

In an amateur band it was impossible to get everyone together at once for a dress rehearsal. Different people are traveling (usually out of the country) at any one time, and they often practice in ...
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Photoshop technique (Strong fog/mist effect around an object) [duplicate]

Hello, stack exchange community. I was browsing Facebook timeline and found this photo, maybe someone can suggest how does this photo was captured or maybe some PS technique might be applied to ...
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How to correct skin tone using Photoshop

How could I correct on Photoshop the skin tone to match the skin tone below? Starting from this overexposed picture:
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How do I make my images look like this dreamlike picture?

I understand that the post-production process for images like these typically involves increasing the exposure and saturation and lifting the blacks of the image. However, I notice the histogram of ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separately?

Is there some hotkey or other quick method in popular editors for showing, separately, which pixels are highlights, which are shadows, which are midtones? I know only of a function to select midtones ...
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Using photos to measure surface area? [closed]

Does anyone have any experience with measuring surface area, using photos? For instance, take a photo of a wall or building, and then be able to measure the surface area on a computer, using a photo. ...
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Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?

It's easy to fall on the "too-much" side when playing with raw editing software. I guess it is mainly a matter of moderation, and the question might raise criticism over his broadness, yet I am still ...
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What are similarities and differences between raw editing and film developing capabilities?

Raw images are supposed to be detailed output from the camera sensor(s), with more details that what can actually be printed or displayed on a screen. Effects like exposure compensation or white ...
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How can I capture an image like the stars over a landscape as in the Ubuntu Forever wallpaper?

I am new to photography. I like the Ubuntu 14.04 forever wallpaper the most. I am interested in developing similar photography (or a similar technique, if any). How can this be accomplished? Does ...
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Lossless modification of JPEGs according to XMP metadata

I have a bunch of photos in JPEGs (not in RAW or any other lossless format). I turned on the option "Include Develop settings in metadata inside JPEG" in Lightroom. If I understand it correctly, it ...
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Will editing an image in a significant way alter copyright?

I have heard in the past that editing an image to make it significantly different than its original form will allow you to use it without worrying about copyright laws. Is this true?
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What software is photographer Diar Kamal showing on his Facebook page and Instagram feed?

Hello every one a few days ago I came by this photographer's photos. He posted some screen shots of a software I want to know the name of the software. Thank You.
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Bulk cropping white unevenly spaced white borders [duplicate]

So i have a bulk of images having white border and text embedded at bottom.I tried to use irfanviewer xnviewer to bulk crop it however it didnt work...the problem is the images have same specific ...
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What would cause a green color shift in the same photo between my Mac and my iPhone?

I just finished editing a picture and saved it in JPG on my Mac, which look perfectly fine. I sent it to my iPhone and the color completely shifted and look dull. I was wondering what could make such ...
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What workflow can I use to work on photos on two different machines?

I want to work with photos, like in Lightroom, but I want to save my changes to the files directly. Even with RAW I want to adjust settings and save as jpg. It is enough for my private photos and ...
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How do I go about fixing this old photograph?

I was wondering how you would go about fixing this photograph? How would you describe what was wrong with it, over/under exposed? It's an old scanned image, i have a few in the same condition and i ...
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Looking for photo editing program. [closed]

I have done some senior pictures and am shooting my first wedding next weekend and am looking for suggestions on a photo editing program that is simple and easy to use. I bought Photo Explosion Deluxe ...
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What education or certifications are needed to get work as an image processor or photo retoucher?

I am thinking about seeking employment in the area of photo retouching and image processing. What education or certifications would be good to help make this happen? And what online resources are ...