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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 a more affordable program than Lightroom?

I recently purchased a Sony Alpha a33 and was told Lightroom was the only way to go for photo editing. My photography right now is purely of our brand new baby right now, so I won't be profiting from ...
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How do I edit a photo of myself to not look like me anymore? [on hold]

I would like to know how and what specifically to edit in a headshot of myself so that it bears my likeness, but no one could say with certainty anymore that the photo is in fact me. I've seen this ...
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How do I achieve sharp and brightly coloured pictures on a Canon EOS700D/T5I? [duplicate]

I see some pictures posted and they are glossy, sharp and solid. I always wonder how they achieved it. I have a 18-55mm lens for now. Is it possible to get this result on that lens or do I really ...
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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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Simulating long exposure waterfall shots in Photoshop?

Whilst on holiday in Iceland, I forgot to buy a ND filter, which didn't allow me to take long exposure shots of waterfalls. I have a few images that I would have preferred to expose for longer but ...
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Converting RAW images to lossless jpeg using GIMP?

I have a Raw image which I want to get printed. I need to upload this to a website which expects to be in jpeg format. I use GIMP for photo editing and used UFRaw to view RAW images. GIMP cannot ...
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What's the name of this effect / how can i mimic this? (photo editing question)

Does anyone know the name of this effect? Or how I could reproduce it? I can use adobe photoshop CC, no problem. Thank you in advance :)
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How do I create this kind of soft and blueish look in Photoshop?

Can anyone please advice me on how to get this kind of look in Photoshop? Those kind of bluish/turquoise tones: http://www.gerdemark.com/blog/2015/3/29/wedding-at-van-der-nootska
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Bubble Effect on image (Photoshop or online)

I have a square image (300 x 300), and I'd like to apply the "bubble effect" as shown here: Specifically: I only want the "bubble" part in this example Make image round and give it that curved ...
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how to capture snowflakes like this [duplicate]

http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/snow-japan-blue-pond/ he partially explained that it was light illuminating the flakes, but it seems that the flakes are also ...
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Save soft proof preview to file

Is there any way to save the soft proof preview (Ctrl+Y in Photoshop CS 5) to a file? Important: The simulation of paper color must be included! If not in Photoshop, is there any other software able ...
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How can I effectively change the background of a portrait in Photoshop?

I have often attempted to change the background of a portrait image. But every time I try, the image of a person doesn't gel properly with the new background. It doesn't look seamless. Can some one ...
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How can I add a border to a JPEG photo without affecting quality?

I have a photo in JPEG format with resolution 4680x3120. I want to add a white border around this photo, turning it into a 5200x3467 photo (for printing reasons). Clearly, I am not altering or ...
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How to keep a photograph from getting smaller when rotating it 90 degrees?

I took a landscape photo in portrait orientation. Now, when I rotate the picture into correct orientation, it looks smaller than the original sideways image. I want to maintain its original height and ...
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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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Is there a way to replicate the look of Allen-Khondji Midnight in Paris and To Rome With Love?

I was wondering is there a way to achieve the look of Woody Allen's films Midnight in Paris and To Rome With Love, for which the director of photography was the Iranian-French cinematographer Darius ...
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What are the key photography-related features from Photoshop that are missing in GIMP?

I am on a tight budget and chose to use GIMP for editing since it is free. What important photographic post-processing features am I missing from Photoshop?
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Should I Always Crop My To-Be-Printed Photos to a 4:3 Ratio?

I'm going to print some photos for an exhibition at 50x70 cm (or maybe 40x46 cm). My photos are taken with a Nikon D7000, 18-105 lens which has a slightly wider crop (800x530 or 906x400 if I scale it, ...
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How to fix uneven/gradient lighting on a canvas with white background?

I have a photo of a pencil drawing made on paper, taken with a hotshoe flash on the DSLR and two polarising filters (cross polariser technique for canvas photography). The problem now is that when ...
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How can I blur the background of an image using Capture One Pro?

In Capture One Pro 8.x Is there a way to strongly blur the background of an image? I tried using an adjustment layer and the negative slider values for "clarity", "structure" and "sharpness" but that ...
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Emulate Gimp's Grain Merge in Photoshop

This question is about emulating Gimp's Grain Merge Blending Mode in Photoshop. As can be seen, it adds the layer above and subtract 128 (DC Level). Why is it important? It creates the ability to use ...
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What Photoshop plugins are must haves? [closed]

When you as a photographer edit your photos in Photoshop (after some processing using Camera Raw or Lightroom) are there any Plug-ins/Actions/etc. (free or paid) that are must haves for you as a ...
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Using a 4K Monitor for photo editing [closed]

I'm currently editing my photos on a 1080p 24" monitor and want to switch to one of these awesome fancy 4K 28" screens. Question: Is there anythink i have to take care off? The only think i sure ...
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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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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Photoshop multiple color filters

Can anyone share how to do this lighting effect in Photoshop as a post-process? Solved Blur image Color filter the whole image yellow hue Add opaque paintbrush layers (with huge brush) for blue ...
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Identify a photo filter or a post-processing technique [duplicate]

Sometimes I come across photos that have some effect/filter applied to them, and I cannot understand/explain what that is. It looks really attractive, and I would like to be able to reproduce this ...
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When should I (if at all) start a new Lightroom catalog?

I use Lightroom as the title suggests. My question is about the use of catalogs and how often people use a catalog before starting a new one. It seems that the more photos I import into Lightroom the ...
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What is the easiest color to see on black and white?

Not exactly photography but somewhat related due to picture editing.. What is the easiest color to see whether it's on black or white?
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Are images like this possible straight out of a D40 without post-processing?

These are probably one the best shots I ever saw using the entry level Nikon D40 (which is the only DLSR I have). While my skills are far from pro, I think these photos are quite too good to be true ...
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Darktable - How to do localized editing with masks?

I have started using darktable in a linux machine for photo editing (new to it). Darktable has a mask feature which allows you to create masks on a image. http://www.darktable.org/2013/04/masks/ ...
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Compositing images while preserving focus blur

I want to fix the camera in a static scene and take a few photos of objects, to later composite them into a single image. Some objects overlap in the image plane, and there is significant focus blue ...
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Compositing partially-overlapping objects with little depth of field

I've placed a camera on a tripod and took photos of different objects, one object per photo, in different positions. Some objects are out of focus due to little depth-of-field. Some objects overlap ...
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How to achieve this effect in photoshop?

I got a newsletter which includes this picture and I was wondering how the effect on the clock is achieved in photoshop.
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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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Should I store unedited/raw, edited, or watermarked images while backing up on DVD/CD?

I have decided to store my photos on DVD/CDs as one form of back-up. I am struggling with what to back up though. The following are the stages my photos go through: 1. Save the unedited photos, ...
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What open source software for auto-alignment of photographs?

Do you know any open source tool to automatically align images, similar to the auto align feature in Photoshop?
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Senior picture 72 dpi vs 300 dpi [duplicate]

So i took my senior pictures and it said it was at 72 dpi. My school said they needed pictures to at least 300 dpi. I researched and found out that 300 dpi is the best printing quality. I changed the ...
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What is this style of photo editing called? [duplicate]

And how can one achieve it? Any tutorials etc? More examples here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/altrieri
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Retina Display-Can anyone suggest how to literally make an image “retina display”? [closed]

Can anyone suggest how to literally make an image "retina display"? I think it doesn't depends on the camera. Does their is any software for it? I want another suggestion. Can anyone suggest a ...
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Is it possible to control sliders of darktable from tablet?

I have a 10" android tablet and 15" laptop. Darktable and GIMP is installed on my linux laptop. Controlling sliders/curves etc of darktable /GIMP from mouse is not efficient, for me at least. I see ...
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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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Brush cursor showing red preview on pressing alt and right click and drag is not showing up in photoshop cs5 [closed]

Recently, my photoshop cs5 installed on windows 7 has stopped showing red preview of brush cursor, when i press alt and right drag my mouse. However, it is showing the circle as always and the size of ...
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Photography editing style and secret [closed]

I am wondering how to edit color to create mood and style. Not just the basics of color correction . Here is a photographer that I admire: Elizabeth Gadd ...
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What is the difference between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 & Aftershot Pro 2? [closed]

What is the difference in processing capabilities between Corel Paintshop Pro 7 and Aftershot Pro 2?
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How can I colorize a black and white photo using colors from a similar photo?

I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I ...
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How would I blur something out of a photo? [closed]

If you take a picture of - for example - a car and you get the license plate number in it; how do you blur out the numbers? (I would also like to know how to do this with a video if possible).
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How do popular free RAW editor/converter compare to each other on Windows?

I'm looking for a free RAW editor/converter on Windows. Can you tell me some strong/weak points of them comparing with Capture NX and/or Adobe Photoshop Elements? RawTherapee PhotoFiltre Able RAWer ...
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Can color effects achieved by Levels or Curves in Photoshop be replicated by Gradient Maps?

Using Levels, one can make darken or lighten shadows, midtones, or highlights of an image. Similar effects can be achieved using Curves, but I believe Curves mathematically allows more possibilities ...