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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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Editing previously-taken photographs—by multiple amateurs—for a consistent look

I'm working with a variety of photos that have already been taken by several different amateurs. I don't have the ability to provide direction in how these photos are taken, and I want to treat that ...
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What are some common uses of various blending modes? [closed]

Photo editors have a number of blending modes: Normal, Lighten, Darken, Colour Burn, Multiply, and so forth. I know the formula each of them applies to blend the layers, and that's fine for ...
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Lightroom Multi-Catalog Syncing/Management [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best way to synchronize Adobe Lightroom databases between two computers? I'm looking for an application to manage multiple Lightroom catalogs for me - I ...
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Why does it look better when skilled photographers apply filters and tricks to their photos?

Photoshop is a commonly used tool by photographers. It allows for making a variety of adjustments to images to enhance the way they look. There are many consumer targeted filters and effects that ...
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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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Why does Lightroom create a new copy of the image before editing it by another program?

Why does Lightroom always create a new copy of the image whenever I edit the image with a 3rd party plugin? Why not just add an option to let you choose if you want to use the original raw file, ...
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In which order should I edit a photo between Lightroom and Photoshop?

Quick question: I currently use Lightroom and have Photoshop installed. If I intend to make an edit to a photo in Photoshop should I make my raw adjustments in Lightroom first then perform my ...
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How to remove flaws from multiple images?

I have just returned from a trek that I cannot repeat. In archiving the photos I took on this trek, I realised that for one series of photographs I had something on the lens (probably yak shit). This ...
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How do I make my photos look like these soft, yet sharp and colorful examples (using Lightroom)?

I love way this blogger makes her photos look. They are somehow both soft and really sharp and almost 3D. I also like how the pics look somehow both washed out and extra-colorful. I'm hoping to figure ...
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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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DSLR Workflow with ultrabooks

I have gotten my hands on a Toshiba Ultrabook, and i reckon it could do a decent job at doing basic Lightroom tasks when in the field. Its small, light and has a good battery life... The problem is ...
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What's the most technically advanced raw photo editor? [closed]

I am looking for my first (and possibly only one ever) raw photo editor for my Nikon D5100 gear. Naturally I started by looking at Capture NX2. I read two interesting articles about it: ...
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How does one create this vintage look?

What program would I need or manual adjustments in order to create a photo like this? What is this filter called? I typically use Aperture as my editing program but would be open to using others.
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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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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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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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Comparison list of tagging & editing methods in photo management software

I am looking around for a photo management solution. I understand that some photo managers store tags in the photo themselves whilst some use an application specific database. I also understand that ...
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What is the best lens correction software which integrates with Aperture 3?

I want to know if there are any good lens correction software (i.e. plugin) for Aperture 3? I am primarily looking for general purpose lens correction software. I have looked at the plugin page for ...
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How does one use the Open With External Editor feature of Shotwell?

Shotwell 0.20.2 > Edit > Preferences > External Editors External photo editor: [GIMP Image Editor] Clicked on images so that they have blue borders. Photos > Open With External Editor but the Open ...
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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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When would I _not_ want to use the content-aware mode of Photoshop's spot healing brush?

I've wondered about this for a while. I've look in Adobe's documentation, but no luck there. I've also searched here. Anyone have an idea?
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Is there an automated way to create composites from multiple images of a moving object? [duplicate]

I have a large series of aligned images of an object in motion (camera and background stationary) I want to overlay into a single image to show the object in each frame without any alpha blending. I ...
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Which version of Photoshop should I choose? [duplicate]

Currently I use Lighroom and wanted to start using Photoshop for my editing . I am very new to Photoshop and have no idea what is the latest version, what are plug ins and other terminology used with ...
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What is tactile photography? How can I start with it?

I recently came across something called "Tactile photography". But, still I am not sure what exactly is it. I was intrigued by the idea. Can anyone give more information on this? And how can I ...
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When does “photography” become “digital art”?

This question is not as opinion based as the title suggests. Airbrushing, image manipulation and stitching have all been around since almost the birth of photography as we know it. I can't help but ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separatly?

Does it exist some hotkeys in popular editors for showing apart, which pixels are highlights, which are shadows, which are midtones etc? I know only function of selection midtones or shadows in ...
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Changing grid-color of Cropping tool of Lightroom

When we use Lightroom, cropping tool utilize a grid which is White in color. Problem is: when i edit some whitish or light-colored photo, the grid is almost invisible. In that case, I cannot ...
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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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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 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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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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Quality difference in editing NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) on Capture NX2 vs other software

I'm a new Nikon D90 user, and i was shooting jpeg till now. I'm planning to start shooting raw from now. What i've heard is that Nikon's camera profile is dynamically generated according to selected ...
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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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Why can't I view an edited image on my camera?

This question is an extension of How can I copy images to my camera for viewing?. When I take a picture on my camera, edit it on my computer, and send it back to my camera, my camera cannot display ...
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Use Lightroom as a photo editor only, without catalogueing?

I'm looking for a raw photo editor/developer application for my Nikon D5100. The two obvious choices are Capture NX2 and Lightroom. I'm new to this whole thing, I read a lot about them, played a bit ...
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Advice on composition and editing of the following picture [closed]

I'm new to photography (as in I just borrowed my first DSLR 2 days ago), I'm in the "read something new and go apply it in the field" phase. Yesterday walking home from work, I saw an interesting ...
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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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How do I achieve the color tone effect in this sample photo in Photoshop?

In post-processing, how do i achieve a high dynamic range, but low local contrast, monotone (but not necessarily grayscale) effect for photos? An example would be this "li river" shot, which has a ...
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Improve photo resolution [duplicate]

I have an old photo of my brother which is 29KB and resolution is 461 × 491. I need to print it in a regular image size. Is there a way to increase its size/resolution? either by iphone app or ...
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How are watermarks typically used in images?

In terms of visible watermarks, what types and quantities are commonly used on an image?
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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Can you take a picture of a faded docket and see the details again in computer?

Hi I have a very faded docket, where I can still read the details with bare eyes, but when I tried to photocopy and scan it, it just gave me a white docket. My last hope is using a camera. Please tell ...
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How to capture multiple (action) exposures of someone in a single image? [duplicate]

Can anyone clarify how to capture a photo as shown below? Is there any specific settings in camera, or is it done via post-processing using Photoshop or any other photo editing software? I own ...
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What software would help me make an image square (rather than off-kilter)?

I need a program that will square an out-of-square photo. For some images, I can just rotate, but even then getting the scene precisely level can be tedious. It'd be nice to do it automatically. For ...