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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 can I apply selective color in Lightzone?

I'm using Lightzone to edit my raw files, and I'd like to apply some selective color to one of my images. I'd like to make it black and white, but leave one color still present in the image. How can I ...
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How to remove objects from photo

I have recently been to a wedding and I would like to make a unique gift to the fresh married couple! I thought of giving them some artistic photos. I am not a proffessional photographer(I just have ...
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Please help me explain how raw shooting can help me based on a contrived example [duplicate]

I'm a beginner, I have a Nikon D5100 with the DX 35mm f/1.8 lens. I made a close-up photo, deliberately way too underexposed, in RAW+JPEG fine format. Here are the files: ...
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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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Is rotation an intrinsic lossy operation (for angles not multiple of 90 degrees)?

mattdm's statement "that blur is largely reversible if you do the exact same thing in reverse" raised the question in my mind. The rotation is a geometric transformation of the image that consist of a ...
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How can I accomplish layer composites in Photoshop?

I am trying to learn few tricks from Photoshop CS6 to accomplish something different and make look cool. I'm interested to know how to accomplish this ...
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How can I improve these photos of porcelain tiles?

We are opening a new shopping website for bone china products. I was given some photos of porcelain tiles but they look much worse than they are in real. I wonder if there are any basic techniques ...
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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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How do you mark a photo as complete and done with edits in Aperture?

I love Apple Aperture, but it seems to be missing a very important function I strive for. I want to be able to lock a photo, meaning once locked I can no longer make changes to that photo. In ...
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Action Sequence Photos Software [duplicate]

What software is a good action sequence software for windows besides photoshop. I have tried gimp but had no luck any other ideas? it would be greatly appreciated.
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How many photos should I keep?

When I started with digital photography, I used to keep a copy of ALL the photos I took on a backup drive, "just in case". As the years have gone by, I have become more ruthless, permanently deleting ...
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Is there any Linux software that can import picasa.ini edits?

I accumulated years of edits over my photographs in Picasa. Picasa works as a non-destructive editor, so it doesn't change the original files but saves all modifications in its database and in ...
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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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How do I create this soft and bright effect?

This is my favorite look for photos, and I've been trying to achieve this for some recent family vacation photographs. What is the process? Here are some links to some examples: ...
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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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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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Can I upload photo's directly onto the web from VIEW NX2 ?

Do I have to convert RAW NEF files to JPEG to upload them to the web? Also how do I save pictures edited on VIEW NX2? I use a NIKON D5100 & Click pictures on NEF RAW+JPEG(FINE). Kindly help, I am ...
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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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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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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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How to get 'plastic' skin tones in a picture? [duplicate]

I know this is a very complex photo, but I'm interested in knowing how the skin tones were achieved which I believe is an almost but not quite, a plastic look. Are there tutorials out there on this? I ...
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How much is too much editing? [closed]

How much editing of a photo is acceptable? Does excessive editing spoil a photo? I sometimes feel like I edit my photos too much and that can mar its beauty. However many viewers have commented that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I repair missed focus in a valuable photo?

The subject in my photo isn't properly focused. I can't take it again because this activity documentation photo can't be redone. I've tried many solutions such as using shadow/highlight in Photoshop, ...
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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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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 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 to compare RAW photos quickly?

It's not uncommon for me to return from a hike or outing and have 500+ images to "sift" before getting started on post processing. Is there a better way to compare 5-10 photos of the same image ...
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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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How do I change appearance of canvas background in photoshop workspace?

I seem to have changed the default setting in photoshop somehow which means that the background is always white, instead of grey. I don't mean the background layer of the image, I mean the area of the ...
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How to identify photoshop-edited files

If I have saved an image in JPG format after doing some edits, is there a way to identify that it is edited with Photoshop?
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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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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 ...