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Post-processing is the process (and art) of adjusting a previously-captured image to obtain a desired look. It encompasses everything from simple whole-image adjustments to detailed per-pixel touch-up work.

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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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Is compositing a viable technique for high key portrait type shots?

In the absence of off-camera speedlites and a suitable back-drop I'm wondering if using post processing based compositing would be a viable technique to achieve a high key (or indeed low key type) ...
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What uses does tone mapping have beyond HDR?

Tone mapping is infamous as the technique used to enhance "raw" HDR photos (because by nature they have poor contrast). From this I think understand the principle of what it does (increasing local ...
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Resize and sharpen or sharpen and then resize?

Is there a logical reason why one is preferred over the other or it does not make any difference either way? Edit: I meant resize as in downsizing the image.
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How to best filter away high ISO noise in Gimp?

So I took a picture at a high ISO value in poor light conditions. I can't retake it, the grain effect is bad, I'm aware this will never be a good photo, but I still want to make the best out of it. ...
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Is there free software which can correct smudges etc caused by dust inside the camera?

My cheap point-and-shoot digital camera (BenQ DC C1035) has served me well for a year and a half but recently seems to have let some dust inside which results in smudges or blobs on every shot. Since ...
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What program can I use to combine approximately 1000 .jpg images into a slideshow video (.mov, .mpg, .avi, or similar)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Timelapse software for Linux What Windows software can assemble a sequence of photos into a timelapse? I have a series of photographs that I would like to combine into ...
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Possible to create/make “longer” light writing photos with post-processing?

I recently discovered my girlfriend's (relatively cheap) camera has a long-shutter night mode. With this I made a few light writing experiments. For instance like this: Basically, the bad thing ...
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What can be done to replicate the look of Andrew Bayda photographs?

Look please photos of Andrew Bayda. Can tell me anybody please how does he reach so poppy color and cotrast? I think one of secrets is using Capture One Pro soft, but I'm using that software too ...
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What does “lifted blacks” mean?

What does "lifted blacks" mean? How does it affect your image? How do I do it in Lightroom?
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What is must have software for image editing on Mac?

Currently, I have downloaded Gimp on my Mac and using it to edit images. I don't mind spending money to buy other software if it makes things easier or faster. What is must have software for image ...
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How to achieve this colored-haze effect in Lightroom?

I really like the colored-haze in this photo: http://meiirene.35photo.ru/photo_372234/ How do I do it in Lightrooom?
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Real-time vs post-production blurs — what's the difference?

I've always been a huge fan of blurry photos, I guess in part because almost any camera is able to take blurry photos, though some better than others. What's the difference between real-time and ...
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What kind of photo effect is this?

I've been seeing various photographers post photos with this type of effect http://fadedandblurred.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/yangtze-2.jpg it's a bit washed out, yet retains the crisp detail ...
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How do I create a “day-night” scene in a photo?

I recently came upon the image below, and more like them on Stephen Wilke's website, and was wondering how the image was made. It really seems that there would be some form of post processing, but ...
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How to fix the artifacts in the hair of the subject of this photo?

How can I fix the edges of her hair? http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/6499/onionmodel2.jpg
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How to resize portrait PSDs to landscape orientation without getting pixelated?

I have a PSD available in portrait orientation but I want it to be resized to landscape mode for creating its PowerPoint templates. I am completely noob to Photoshop, hence can anybody guide me to ...
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What post-processing tricks can be used to improve the quality of photos taken with the on-camera flash?

I know that the on-camera flash tends to produce poor images in general (the subjects are washed out, and the light from the flash isn't very powerful). But... sometimes there's no other choice but ...
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Which Lensbaby Sweet 35 or Edge 80 effects are harder to reproduce post-processing?

I want some suggestions from Lensbaby users. I have the plastic optic, double glass and fisheye optic. I use the composer. The recent new optics: Sweet 35 and Edge 80 seem very intriguing and I ...
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How are these “wiggling” 3D images made?

Just recently, Yahoo.com posted images that have a 3d effect without any glaesses and here is an example of one of them: How is this done? I searched all over but can't find any good tutorial. I ...
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How to reproduce Instagram Lo-Fi filter in Photoshop?

I used the Instagram Lo-Fi filter a lot and wonder how I can reproduce the effect in Photoshop...
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What are the disadvantages of post processing only those pictures that I want to show?

When I go out for a shoot, I usually come back with 50 to 200 pictures based on that day's productivity. I am a busy person when I am not photographing. Here is the problem, post processing consumes a ...
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What software can I use for post-processing? [closed]

I have access to the below software and I use all of them at various times. I do not have a specific workflow and would like to start following one. Aperture LightRoom Photoshop CS5 The general ...
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How to modify local contrast in Lightroom?

How to modify local contrast of a photo in Lightroom 4? The only thing comes into my mind is to use the brush tool. Is there any other way to achieve this or a plug-in to let me modify the local ...
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How does one create the Dragan Effect?

I am interesting in achieving results like Andrzej Dragan's portraits. I have been through lots of tutorials, but none of them actually provide good enough results. What major steps should I follow in ...
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Could there be any possible benefit from converting 8 Bits/Channel photography to 32 Bits/Channel?

Is it possible to get better results from Levels / Curves adjustments by converting 8 Bits/Channel photography to 32 Bits/Channel? Just by example, Photoshop's Info panel shows the following ...
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What is the difference between an exposure slider and a levels slider?

One of the first things many postprocessing tutorials teach is to adjust the levels in a raster image editor, so the histogram uses the whole possible range. In my RAW editor (Darktable), there wasn't ...
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What adjustments are specific to RAW files?

When I edit a RAW file in Photoshop or Nikon's ViewNX 2 software, there's a wide range of things I can adjust. For example, when I open a RAW file in Photoshop, I see the following options: White ...
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What is the best way to take pictures for Panography style post-processing

I have recently started to play with Panography, which is a style of stitching pictures together, however on my first couple of attempts, quite a few of the pictures that I took were distorted towards ...
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Ideas for Macro Photography [closed]

I would like to know just what kind of pictures I can take with macro. I'm looking for some out-of-the-box ideas. I have plenty close-ups of flowers, insects, grass, wood, and other objects. I would ...
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How can I tell when to stop adding an effect?

When I shoot a photo and load it into my image editing software and start playing with curves and sliders, sometimes I go so far. For example I increase the saturation and I keep increasing it till it ...
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How to reproduce this dark-toned color effect?

What technique is used in this image to produce such colors? Is it just saturation and hue adjustment?
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How to do a selective darkening of part of a photo in Lightroom?

I have a photo that has quite a distracting corner: if you divide it by the rule of thirds it's bit less than half of the bottom right corner. Can I use Lightroom to darken that corner? I don't know; ...
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How is the term Gaussian blur used?

Is the term Gaussian blur used strictly in post-production, or can it also be used as a term for an out-of-focus area in your image when you-re taking the picture? I'm pretty sure that bokeh is used ...
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What is the most effective way to remove a fence in the foreground?

I enjoy visiting a good aviary to capture birds, but often they are caged. My strategy is then to move as close as possible to the fence, resulting in a blurred fence foreground and the subject in ...
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Lens for Rebel XTi to capture panoramic images?

I would like to create panoramic images of smaller spaces, such as office cubicles. Can one suggest how I might best capture this using a Rebel XTi? The option to replace the camera entirely is open ...
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How to set white balance when there's no neutral region to select with the eyedropper?

If, in an image, there is no region which is neutral white, grey or black, how to set white balance?
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How do I fix blown out part of a picture on Photoshop?

When the following picture was taken, there was a chandelier casting light on the left side of the man's face. I would like to even out the lighting so that it appears consistent with the right side ...
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What is the difference between using colored filters and converting color photos to black and white programmatically?

Does it make sense to use filters for black and white photography, as opposed to using software to convert photos? As I understand it, photos that have been made in a natural way (using filters) are ...
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What post processing software has a good collection of presets included?

Using any program (not just Photoshop or Lightroom, they are fine, but maybe others have the right solution for me) is it possible to have nice presets out of the box? For example instagram has some ...
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How was non-uniform yellowish cast created on BW photos of Charles Lucima?

I don't know if it's allowed to ask this type of questions here. If not please let me know. How was created following non-uniform yelowish cast on BW photo (author is Charles LUCIMA) ? Image here - ...
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How to boost tones preserving highlights?

I took this picture with my not so expensive camera phone. I made some post processing most of all to get vintage colors. The final result is this one The sky near the sea is blown out. This is ...
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Which filters or effects etc. are being used in these photos?

The photos in question are the ones of the "culturemakers" on the the kony2012 campaign homepage - e.g. Mark Zuckerburg, Oprah etc. I'm especially interested in how they: Make darker colors more ...
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How do I remove random people from my photos?

I'm very excited about the new Scalado Remove App for Android/iPhone. Let's say you're taking a picture of your friend in front of a landmark with several people walking by. The app allows you to ...
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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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How do pros manage to make the color green so bright in their nature photographs?

I am an amateur photographer, I had a question how do professional photographers manage to make the green color so bright in their images. For example: ...
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Are there any downsides to applying the lens correction profile in Adobe Lightroom?

Assuming that you are using a good lens profile, say one that Adobe has predefined in Lightroom, are there any downsides to automatically applying the appropriate lens correction profile when the ...
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I need some assistance in figuring out a photo processing technique

I am a fan of the this photo stream, but I'm having a difficult time recreating the processing techniques. Does anyone know which techniques are used? The only thing I know is that the photos are ...
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What are the merits of a wide-gamut display in post-processing for web?

I've been researching about monitors to get one for post-processing. It seems like a wide-gamut IPS panel is recommended. I'll also be using a color calibration device. I print so rarely that it can ...
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Is there something similar to Adobe Lightroom for Linux?

I know about digiKam and Photivo, both of which are excellent software for post-processing RAW photographies and performing minor edits. However, these two programs aren't that good at organising ...