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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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Will using snapseed make the quality of my photos worse?

I often like using simple editing software on my iPad, however if I were to shoot in RAW and then export a photo as a png/jpeg and then saving it on snapseed, would using the program make the ...
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Post processing on low light/fast shutter photo

I'm trying to salvage a photo. It was taken in low light with a faster shutter speed. No matter what I do, it is always grainy. I'm interested in how to do this, not just getting it fixed. I use Gimp. ...
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How can I edit pictures of people that have vitiligo?

It's a question about photo editing : What would be a trick to reduce the visibility of the white stains of the skin due to "vitiligo" (Vitiligo is a strange illness(?) that make the skin been totally ...
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Monitors: Dell U2412M or HP 23bw? [closed]

I do photography as a hobby and am searching for my first IPS monitor. I'm considering the Dell U2412M and HP 23bw. Price-wise my budget is ~$300 and the HP is well under that at $180 (vs the $267 ...
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What is the best way to remove texture from a scanned textured photo paper?

I have a bunch of scanned old family photos where the photo paper has a texture. Unfortunately, the texture of the photo scans quite well. What is the best way to remove the texture? (Photoshop CS5)
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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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How do I get a consistent White Balance when shooting different color products?

I've attached an example photo. I can't seem to get the colors to be consistent across shots without struggling to manually tweak each image. What can I do to get a consistent White Balance?
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Am I permanently altering my NEF/raw files if I save changes in Nikon ViewNX 2?

When editing the NEF (Nikon raw files) with Nikon's ViewNX 2 software, after modifying things like exposure and white balance, I have the ability to save the NEF file or "Save As" a new filename. ...
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how do I view my photos directly on laptop as I take them [closed]

I want to view my photos as I take them directly on my laptop. I have seen people do this but would like to know myself. Also what programmes are out there for me to change and adjust my photos ie:- ...
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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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Darken gray hair in GraphicConverter?

I use GraphicConverter on a Mac to tweak my photos before uploading to share. Typically, I'll brighten or adjust a shadowed area or contrast, that sort of thing. Sometimes I'll hide a defect (such as ...
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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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Software to auto correct lens distortion based on photo

A photo contains digital information about the make of the camera the focal length,etc. Does any software use this information and auto correct the lens distortion in the photo. I know that Photoshop ...
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How to improve sky's saturation and contrast to get a similar result?

Have a look at these two pictures: The first is mine, but is so...flat. (You can find the original here.) I took my photo with a Canon EOS 100D, while the second was taken with a Nikon. I cannot ...
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How can I make the text in this photograph of an ancient column more readable?

I have a picture of a column with some text: The text is really hard to make out. Is there any way I can manipulate the image to make the text stand out more and be easier to read? I have tried ...
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how to get this dull tone yet a vibrant colour in photoshop [duplicate]

I am looking to post process something like the below pictures. How does the photographer manages to get dull colours yet peachy/creamy tones on skin and a good saturation for colours. Is it the use ...
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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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How to run actions on raw image (like florabella, MCP etc)

I started exploring PS actions recently. Like florabella actions. Though I figured it out to run on JPEG, I could not figure it out to use it for RAW. RAW always opens in camera raw and I did not see ...
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Can edits from multiple photo editing programs be saved in the same DNG?

When using the traditional sidecar approach, multiple programs can edit the same file as the edits are saved as instuctions outside of the RAW file itself. As long as the sidecar file isn't shared, ...
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How to create different color effects with gimp? [duplicate]

How can I make images look like those in Gimp, how can I play with colors? What tools or approach should I take?
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How can I differentiate an Original and Photoshop Image [duplicate]

May be this is a wrong place to question this. But, please allow me to ask at least. We have some photography event in our office. So, we have mentioned the rule of date capture (like photo must be ...
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Which tools are good for creating panoramas/stitching multiple photos?

Can anyone recommend some good tools for creating panoramas from multiple photos. (Free and commercial) Personally I use either Windows and Ubuntu, but I'm not fussy, suggestions for other platforms ...
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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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Why do we even need RAW-specific editing software?

I was wondering the other day, why do we even need software like Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw or Darktable? Their purpose is solely to retouch image in a most general manner (major tint/temperature, ...
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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 photography workflow software can be kept on a central server?

At my company we do a lot of photo shoots for our products, at the moment we just organize the photo per photo shoot but with this system its hard to recover a photo of a product, you have to go over ...
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How to get clarity picture from existing picture?

I think this image taken at night or low Quality capture.. How I get clear effect to this image?
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What factors should one consider when charging for editing and organizing photos?

I've agreed to catalog a large group of photos for an online project for a relative. In addition, I will be doing some light editing of the photos for clarity of image, etc., as I go along. I've been ...
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Gimp GEGL Tutorial for Photographers?

Is there a good tutorial for GIMP 2.8 software, that explains, comprehensively, how to use the GEGL operations (which have the the advantage of being nondestructive) for photo images? When I look ...
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Do professionals all edit their pictures heavily?

I am wondering how many serious photographers do heavy editing in Photoshop after taking those pictures. Do all or most professional photographers do that? Or they just do a simple cropping and ...
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Do adjustments in Photoshop yield better results than similar adjustment in Lightroom?

Lightroom can perform many adjustments on images and I'd like to do >95% of my work in Lightroom, but I'm curious if I'd be getting better results by making the same changes in Photoshop. For example, ...
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How can I best add depth sharpness with Adobe Photoshop?

I've made a nice picture with my smartphone, but I would like to have a more focused picture (sharp focus and blurred background). How can I do this in Photoshop to obtain the best result? Things I ...
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Picture appears dark after editing in Mac

I have been using a Macbook Pro [2011 model] lately for Photo editing [mainly wildlife/nature]. I found the photos which looked good after editing[Photoshop CS5] in Mac were dark when viewed in other ...
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How to do the same crop on a batch of photos?

I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical crop ...
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How to edit the exposure/contrast of two different areas of a photo with a smooth transition between the two parts?

I'm a complete newbee in photography and in photography editing, but I made a a photo I really like with my phone, and I would like to improve it numerically. Here is the photo. I know how to use ...
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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 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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Custom Background - In SLRs [duplicate]

There is a background image. We can take a new picture with some white/black background, and select the required parts from this new photo and put it in background image. This can be done using any ...
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Are “Windows Photo Viewer” rotations lossless?

Can I rotate lossily compressed photos that I view in Windows Photo Viewer without worrying about losing even more information to compression?
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Darktable: Is it possible to select only modified images in Lighttable view?

In Darktable, in the Lighttable view, is it possible to select/view only images that have been edited?
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In photoshop CS6, what are the main differences between the stamp tool and content-aware tool?

When using the content-aware and stamp tools in Photoshop, it appears to be using a similar method for determining the new fill for the specified area. What are the main differences between the two ...
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Making a picture of the whole seamless circumference of a leg?

I need to take a high res photo of a leg all the way around but have it as one seamless picture, is this possible for someone not experienced with professional programs? Thanks!
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Software/sollution for blending/morphing faces together

I'm looking for a relatively easy way to take several portrait photos of faces and then blend them together into a coherent face. For example, I'd like to create androgynous faces by combining ...
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Looking for a unique handwriting font for photos [closed]

Can anyone suggest a unique(looking good, easy to read, and best for signature my photo) handwriting font to use for a signature on my photos?
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How can I get rid of a black dot in a picture?

I took some pictures a few years ago on a vacation and the digital camera I used had a black dot on the lens so I took a bunch of pictures with an ugly back dot. Is there a way that I can get rid of ...
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I would like to know what software was used to edit this photo?

Does anyone know what specific software was used to create this style of picture? I am an amateur photographer, and I primarily take sports pictures of my sons. I have used old versions of photoshop, ...
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Website to get ideas for trick photography [closed]

Are there some good websites which I can refer to for doing trick photography? As of now, I am looking at photography with a snow theme, but it could be anything. For example, a couple taking each ...
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What happens if I print an image 10x15 if it was cropped 18x13?

If I crop an image to 18x13 but then print it 10x15, does it get distorted, or does the top/bottom just get chopped off? If the latter, who decides which bits get chopped away?
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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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Solving shadow light of photo taken by a cellphone camera [closed]

I’ve a problem with my photos. I take my photo with handphone camera [Samsung galaxy-3MP]. There are some shadows of the light in the object. How to solve this [maybe some technique of digital imaging ...