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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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What kind of filters might have been applied to these photos? [closed]

Neither of these is mine (obviously, since I'm asking), but I see both effects quite frequently as of late. I'm trying to figure out the nature of them. Can anyone make a guess as to what kind of ...
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Seeking a way for “authoritiative”, proven method to prove that two photo images are “nearly identical”?

In usual discourse, when looking at an photographed image (A) - which is a JPG - and a slightly photoshopped version of it (A2), most people can intuitively compare the two and visually assess that ...
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How to remove unwanted colors in picture? [duplicate]

I took product photos for my company and am currently editing them. However, some of the white parts of the shirt look a little odd zoomed out. When I zoom in, I see the following: I'd like to ...
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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 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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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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What Digital Asset Management software supports multi-user collaborative catalog management?

How can a newspaper group with multiple photographers (15+) that, all-together, take and rate pictures from 3 or 4 events daily, manage a photo catalog? I've heard of Digital Asset Management before, ...
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Free program for editing pictures [closed]

I'm looking to find a free program that allows me to edit my images. Ones I have used so far are very limited, so if you have any ideas please let me know. Thanks Rachel
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Free softwares for editiing [duplicate]

Are there any free software like Photoshop that can be used to edit and add effects to photos? I want to create a professional look to my photos.
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How do I improve the contrast of trees in a black and white photograph?

I have this picture I took, and I've never really done black and white photography before but I thought with the rocks and the clouds in the sky, it might look nice in black and white. I'm happy with ...
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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images?

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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Why is “Equalize” interpreted differently in different programs?

I had always thought that "equalize" meant that each channel ended up with a uniform distribution. However, that's not what I'm seeing in Photoshop- values are redistributed, by the histogram isn't ...
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Can I recover my aurora photographs?

I really need help fixing these photos. My mom (71 yrs old) had seeing the aurora on her bucket list and so we went to Norway (from DALLAS!) to see them. We did, luckily, but the photographs all ...
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Dramatic differences between UFRaw, GIMP, and JPG displays

I recently downloaded GIMP and I am having a slight issue. When I import a RAW image into GIMP, tinker with it (using the UFRaw plug-in), and then press OK, the displayed image (in the GIMP preview) ...
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Simple Photo Editor [duplicate]

I'm looking for good & simple photo editor on windows . If you know the good picture editor tell me . The important part is effects , I need beautiful effects to put them on my photos . please ...