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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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Is there an “Exposure” setting In GIMP comparable to that in Photoshop's Image Adjustments?

In Photoshop, there is an Exposure feature in Image-Adjustments-Exposure which changes the image as if you actually changed the shutter speed on the camera. This effect is generally much more ...
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Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background

This is a question that pops up occasionally, and I wanted to ask it a bit differently because this is an issue 1) that lots of people have; and 2) is a bit different from working with clearly defined ...
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Weird color when dark area is brightened up?

Sometimes I have shots that are not well exposed (I shoot in RAW) and it's really dark. I would selectively brighten up the shadow area. Usually it's fine if the area is not too dark. But if it's ...
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What is the best way to edit out foreground objects? [duplicate]

What is the best method in photoshop to remove the white line in this image? I've tried the spot heal brush and it didn't do that well of a job.
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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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How to make inbetween photos from 2 photos taken with nearby cameras? [closed]

How to make inbetween photos from 2 photos taken with nearby cameras? Basically i had 2 camera....trying to make 3d shooting, but i would need to digitally generate the transition in a few additional ...
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Looking for books written from perspective of a magazine photoeditor or art director

Can anyone recommend a book written by a magazine editor, maybe a memoir, describing the interactions while working with professional photographers or photojournalists ?
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How do I speed up Apple Aperture?

For my photo post processing software, currently Aperture is my program of choice. However it is extremely slow with my computer. I consider myself having a decent piece of hardware. I'm using the ...
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How to achieve Japanese-painting like effect with Gimp?

In a recent blog post Trey Ratcliff shares the following picture: About the processing he says: To achieve it [...], you can duplicate the layer then do some extreme sharpening and a black and ...
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How can I export 16 bit tiffs with Mac OSX' imageing engine sips?

I'm playing around with Apple sips command. When I export a Canon raw file (CR2) to tiff via sips -s format tiff -out img.tiff img.cr2 the result is an 8-bit tiff, although the CR2 source is ...
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Blending several images together

I have several similar images (17 at the moment), which I would like to blend/overlap so that I can see a combination of all the air bubbles in total. I've tried to place the images on top of each ...
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Can I convert raw files to TIFFs via the command line using Apple's converting engine?

I want to convert from the command line a bunch of RAW files into tiffs using the same converting engine as Apple's Aperture or Preview (in order to get the same results as from these applications). ...
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How to create a photo mosaic?

Hi i am new to photography, i have a pic of my friend's which i would like to make it special. I would like to combine his 20 to 30 pics to form his face or any other nice pic of his. What software ...
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How to reduce size of a jpeg image in Photoshop?

I'm trying to reduce the size of my photo. I have tried all solutions given on this website. My current image size is 159 KB and I have to reduce to 10 KB with 5L x 3.6w.
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Is it possible to have exposure decrease programmatically when batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw?

I am editing a batch of about 1000 photos in Camera Raw. There are certain settings like contrast or clarity that will be the same for all of them. But with the Exposure, I would like to have the ...
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How do I process photos on a Mac so they look right on Windows computers?

Apple computers use another color profile different than the one used by Windows. Therefore, images are displayed differently in a Mac computer than in a Windows machine. Processing a picture in ...
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How much of a good fashion or surreal photo is post-production?

I tend to like photos that look dramatic or otherworldly (particularly when capturing things that may actually be fairly mundane). Aside from obvious things like air-brushing or photo-manipulations ...
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How were these portrait photos edited to get this look?

3 photos, and I realize perhaps 3 different techniques, but all of them are producing some sort of "unreal" look I don't know how to describe and a skin texture in the 3rd photo (how3.jpg) that 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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Is there a way to make a photo look good for the web but not for small prints?

I work at a professional photography studio and was given the task of creating a photograph that would look good on social media websites. At the same time, the image cannot look good for printing of ...
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Best order of doing things when editing scanned photos in Photoshop?

What (in your opinion) is the optimum order of doing the following to a scanned image in PhotoShop? Cropping Manually adjust Levels (RGB and density) Manually adjust Curves Manually adjust ...
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How to get a full-screen preview of a cropped area in RawTherapee?

I've used the crop tool in RawTheraee to crop a raw image: Is there a way to full-screen preview the cropped section prior to exporting?
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Best Unsharp Mask settings after resizing photos for imagemagick

I'm resizing photos uploaded to a photography gallery and have thus applied an unsharp mask to attempt to preserve the photos original sharpness. The settings I use are: radius: 0 sigma: 0.5 amount: ...
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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 ...
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Why does my Lightroom library now show two photos with the same file number?

My dilemma is about editing a photo in the Develop mode in Lightroom 4. Why does the library now show two photos with the same file number, the original and the edited photo. The edited photo, with ...
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Faded & Vintage Film Presets for Photoshop Elements 11

I would like to purchase a Faded / Vintage Film presets progam for my Photoshop Elements 11 to recreate the wash-out film look of the 1970-80s. But unforunately, the few programs that I know all ...
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Program to remove thin strip from inner part of image

At present I have a 2x2 grid of 4 photo images. These 4 images are separated by 30 pixel wide white strips, in the middle, one horizontal, one vertical. I would like to reduce the white separation ...
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Should I use EC when all details are captured?

I took this picture after looking at the histogram from my camera. Supposedly the details of the main object at the center was not clipped, but it is surely too dark to see it clearly. So i used ...
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fill missing part of recovered-repaired jpg image with same image thumbnail

I've lost files during file migration from one disk to another, and now I'm recovering them, and I have lots of JPG image with bottom of image missing but with a thumbnail. Question: Is there a ...
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Are there written guides or rules of thumb for setting color saturation, clarity, vibrance, etc. in post-processing (or in general)?

This isn't another "how do I get a picture to look like such-and-such-link-inserted-here in LR" question. There's a saturation (no pun intended) of these questions here. Interesting, but not general ...
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How do I judge correct White Balance?

Which photo has the more correct White Balance? For me the second is much better than the first. My understanding is that the R+G+B histogram needs to be as balanced as possible. Is this true, or does ...
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Content-Aware option not showing on photoshop cs3

I want to remove unwanted images from my main image using photoshop CSS3. I found content-aware technique to deal with issue. However when I am opening fill option from edit menu its not showing ...
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What laptop specs are important for intensive image editing work?

How important is the following in purchasing a laptop that will be used for image editing: processor speed amount of RAM integrated vs. dedicated graphics card HD speed (SSD; or 5400/7200/10000 rpm) ...
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How to start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? [closed]

I'm a beginners trying to learn photo editing. How do I start learning photo editing? What are the first few photo editing websites/books someone should read? Added: I meant Photo editing as ...
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What's the best approach when taking a picture of an item that's going to have the background cropped off?

I know my way around Photoshop, so simply enough, I would like to know how can I make things easier on myself when taking the picture of an item that's gonna have the background deleted. What should I ...
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How can I edit photos on an Android tablet without needing to copy them to the device?

I am looking for an app running on Android tablets for basic photo touch up such as red-eye, color and contrast adjustments. Nothing fancy there, but I could not find an app allowing to edit a file ...
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Are there any general rules to prepare a picture for print?

Today I went to the photo shop to print some pictures. Before that, I checked them and they seemed ok. (Not under/overexposed, good contrast). However, when I got them printed, some of them were ...
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Photo Editing/Effects

I just started Photo Editing (Noob). Can anyone help me get photo effect like link1 from image "link2". Any help would be greatly appreciated. LINK 1 ...
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Is it better to edit photos with a high pixel per inch monitor?

Title says it all Is it better to edit photos with a high pixel per inch (PPI) monitor or is a bigger monitor better? eg. My current monitor Panel Size: 23.6“ Wide Screen True Resolution: 1920X1080 ...
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Resizing large size images retaining good quality for the web

I have a Canon 550D camera, with the goal of capturing images of books for my website. When I tale a picture of my products the resulting image has a very large size. I use the "Paint" program (in ...
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Can I edit photos in Lightroom using only previews

All my photos are stored on a NAS. I edit them on one of my two laptops. The catalog is synchronized between the laptops and I only use one laptop at a time to edit photos. This model works very well ...
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Why is Camera RAW changing my original raw file?

I opened a RAW image in Adobe Camera Raw, did some cropping and colour adjustments, and then opened it in Photoshop to work on it further. When i returned to Bridge, I realised that the original RAW ...
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How to remove timestamp text from photos?

I have a bunch of digital photographs on which someone has typed (or auto-inserted using some utility) timestamps using a huge ugly font (with opaque background to boot!) that's obscuring a big strip ...
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Which free editing program has an preset 'Relief' adjustment?

Before my XP went walk-about (and the hard drive went with it) I was using a free editing program that allowed a "one-touch" (well, actually it was three clicks — but who's counting...) adjustment to ...
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Image overlay and processing [closed]

If I overlay an image( lets say A) with another image(B) using 50% transparency. is it possible to recover A without knowing what B is? Dose overlaying make it hard to extract the original content? ...
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What does the “I'm feeling lucky” function in Picasa 3 do?

I took a bunch of pictures this weekend and then ran them through Picasa's "I'm feeling lucky" function. As always, I was pretty impressed with the differences. Here's an example: Unprocessed ...
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Comparing 1:1 zoom on a 27“ screen at 2560 x 1440 vs 22” screen at 1680 x 1050

When using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom for example, and zooming the photo at 1:1 ratio, when you work on a 22" screen at 1680 x 1050, there is an great inside zoom. On such a screen the pixel are ...
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How does Dell UltraSharp U2412M perform for photo editing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What should I look for in a monitor for photo processing? I'm buying a monitor which I'll be using for editing with Lightroom and Photoshop. Problem is I'm far from ...
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Reasonable file size for printing high quality photography as A3 posters?

I bought some photos and need to send them off for printing. The printing company asked for the final files to be in PDF format, so I've converted them using Illustrator and Photoshop. I also added a ...
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What are the disadvantages of focus stacking?

Taking a few landscape shots and was wondering how you would make both the front and back of the photos sharper. Came across Focus Stacking but my biggest concern right now is the quality of the ...