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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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Lightroom: Custom Camera Profile Appears as “Unnamed Profile”

I'm running Lightroom CC on a macbook pro with Yosemite. I used the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport to create a custom color profile in lightroom. Everything worked fine, except after restarting ...
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Getting the Instax-camera look in post?

I love the look that the below photos taken on Instax cameras have. The one with the giant teacups is my favorite — I like that the shadows seem pronounced and faded at the same time, like echoes, and ...
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Getting this radiant but soft glow, without losing color intensity or looking overexposed?

I see photos like this sometimes that look, almost, like the subject is glowing or is suffused with light. (I don't know how else to describe it.) I seem unable to get this effect without just making ...
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How would I add a warm, golden glow to a photo?

How would you define the look and colour scheme of these stills (1, 2, 3, 4) from the 2002 movie Hollywood Ending, with respect to highlights, shadows, mid tones, white balance, contrast, saturation, ...
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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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Can you recommend a book on post processing? [closed]

Can someone here please recommend a book or literature on photo editing/post production? Mind you, I am not looking for lessons on how to use Photoshop or any kind of software. I can learn to use ...
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What are the better HDR software apps for the mac?

I am thinking about doing some more HDR photos and thinking about the software side. I have CS5 but have never been happy about the speed or the quality of the final images. I have heard about ...
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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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Editing photos for this “milky” and “twinkly,” vivid but nostalgic effect?

I can't really find questions about this style of photography I see a lot, anywhere on the Internet, but I think it's very beautiful and enchanting. It seems both vivid and faded at the same time (at ...
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Are there any tools out there to automatically level an image?

I am wondering if there are any tools (standalone, Lightroom/Photoshop plugins, or other) that can take a photo, look for lines that are almost vertical or horizontal (eg horizons, telephone poles, ...
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Is it possible to fix severe blur from camera shake after the fact?

So I have this one photo of my midterm material, but stupid me didn't check it first when I took it and the photo turned out to be very blurred and it's impossible to read the text. Is it possible to ...
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How to apply settings used on one RAW to a set of RAW images in Canon Digital Photo Professional?

I am using Canon's Digital Photo Professional. Please give me solutions for Canon's DPP. I am not interesting in buying Lightroom, Photoshop, or using other applications such as the GIMP, etc. What I ...
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What is split toning?

What is split toning? Some questions that seem highly related to the strict definition and might fit into an answer include: Why is the technique used? Is it achieved differently for digital vs ...
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Lightroom totally resetting image on undo

I'm having an issue with LR at the moment where I make a tonne of edits but if I make a single mistake I hit undo and it totally resets the entire image adjustments. This is getting extremely ...
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How can I avoid circular banding artifacts in clear skies when de-noising?

I photograph in RAW, and convert using Darktable. Camera happens to be Nikon D40, 55-200mm lens. For a small number of photos, especially of clear blue skies, I cannot reduce noise without introducing ...
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Where can I get free RAW files online for practicing with Lightroom?

I've downloaded Adobe Lightroom in order to learn RAW image processing. I want to practise on some photos that covers basic subjects (Histograms, HDR etc). Is there a good, free source of RAW images ...
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What are the pros and cons of always cropping images to match viewfinder coverage?

This topic is touched on in How important is the viewfinder coverage percentage? (Figures like 95%; 100% for Canon 7D?), but is not central to the question or answers. I own a Nikon D3200 which has ...
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Cropping images in post-production - how important is the image ratio?

On some photos, I have some parts that I want to remove, as it was not possible to be removed while shooting. For example, consider this composition: wall - tree - center wall (photo subject) - tree ...
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How to create the equivalent of an Adjustment Layer in an editor that does not support it?

As a user of GIMP I tried to understand what Photoshop's Adjustment Layers are, without actually using PS. My understanding is that GIMP does not yet support AL (is this correct?). So, trying to ...
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How to make the Reyes' Instagram Filter?

I would like to know how we can make the same thing that the Reyes Instagram filter gives on a picture on Photoshop? Before (left) / After (right):
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How can I fix an out-of-focus blurred photo in Photoshop?

How can I fix this picture? Somebody else took this picture and well he wasn't able to do it very well, and it's blurred. I have photoshop
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How can I correct high-altitude photos taken without a UV filter?

I took a string of photos, without a UV filter, at an altitude of 2.500m/8.200ft and they all look 'odd', flat, washed out. In the GIMP Color > Levels Tool the Input Levels the histogram for the red ...
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What is the best technique to make amazing black and white photos? [closed]

I use Photoshop and Nikon Color EX. Both are good at making black & white photos. What techniques are good to keep the photos detailed and give them a lively look? Photos have been shot during ...
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How could I achieve this soft-but-powerful-glow effect in post-processing?

I love images like this (in this case, a film still) in which bright light is radiating out and sort of catching different points, even in a shadowy room – almost like it's trying to spill over. I ...
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What's worse for post-processing blurriness, graininess or softness?

Context Using an a6000, I've been learning a lot about photography and how to control the depth of field (by changing the aperture), blurriness (by changing the shutter speed), and the noise ...
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how can i figure out what filters someone has used? [closed]

how can I figure out what filter someone has used? I have searched it up on multiple websites and downloaded multiple apps trying to find a match and I cannot find one. Someone please help.
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How to make camera LCD show true RAW data in JPG preview and histogram?

With Canon 650D (and presumably all the other Canon), I noticed that the picture style and full JPG processing is used to generate a review JPEG which is what the camera actually reads when reviewing ...
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How to get the “Instagram filter like effect” this photos have? [closed]

I'm trying to achieve these "Macklemore effect" (kind of a Instagram filter) on some photos I'm editing. What setting (or group of settings) is more important for that? Levels? Curves? A color layer ...
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How was this photo edited to feel vibrant and lush, but also soft?

I've been recently admiring this photo (histogram included as well) and was wondering if you'd have insight as to how it was edited, in ways I can try on Lightroom. I can see the histogram peaks ...
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How can different RAW converter programs give different results?

I've read in several places (photo mags, websites, etc.) that there are many different RAW converters around, not big name programs like PhotoShop, Lightroom, Picasa, PaintShopPro. What differences ...
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If I want to shoot darker shots, is it better to increase the lighting and then darken in post to retain clarity?

I'm just getting started - in my last shoot, I was using a 6D with a 50mm/1.4. In low light, the pictures looked fantastic on the viewfinder but on the computer screen, appeared extremely grainy. ...
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How can I add life to the dull skin tones in an image taken under low-CRI lighting?

This photo was lit with a homemade LED light panel, and I suspect the low CRI of the lighting was one of the reasons that it looks kind of dull. I've white balanced it as correctly as I know how and ...
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How to keep burnt-out regions from becoming strongly blue and purple in Rawtherapee?

I am getting the following very unpleasant visual effect from a party picture I am trying to post-process in RawTherapee. Basically, I would like to have the regions where the lights pointed to look ...
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Is it possible to increase scale up an image to increase the the pixel density?

I have taken a picture whose resolution is less. I can resize the image easily (i.e I can scale to higher resolution) but the image quality goes for a toss, which is true because the image might not ...
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Should I use a single denoising method with aggressive settings, or combine different methods?

I shot some pictures at night, at ISO 3200, and they are of course extremely noisy. But I want to keep them, and make them as decently looking as I can. I use Darktable as a workflow software, and ...
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How can I whiten my background, without whitening the subject or modifying subject colours?

If I take portraits against a white background I like to use a colorchecker passport to ensure that my subjects come out at the end of my workflow looking 'true to life'. The problem is that due to ...
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How can I upscale a low-res image to make it appear higher-res?

I want to enlarge an image to a bigger size. This will cause pixelation. So I want to apply some treatment to it in Photoshop that will suppress some of this pixelation. Of course I cannot generate ...
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How does Picasa process RAW photos?

How does Picasa decide how to process RAW photos? When I shoot in RAW+JPEG the two pictures can look dramatically different. Is it just converting the RAW files upon import, or is post-processing ...
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How do I develop a workflow for color, considering all the eqivalent operations?

Edit for clarification: I'm asking how to develop my own preferences in the cases where there's more than one way to do things, without developing bad habits from being self-taught. I've just started ...
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Is it possible to change depth of field in RAW images?

I am beginner to photography, and I've learnt that we can do a lot of post-production in images by using RAW format. I'm looking for options to change/modify the depth of field in the RAW images - is ...
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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 is the Orton Effect and how can I apply it to digital photographs?

I have heard of a photographic effect known as the 'Orton Effect'. Can anyone tell me what the effect is, what its history is and how I would create it in both film and on my digital SLR?
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Are polarising filters absolutely needed or can the effect be created in post processing? [duplicate]

I am new to photography, just upgraded from a Sony Cybershot to Canon Rebel T6i. I recently shot a lot of landscapes and found they are lacking the punch present in most usual shots. After some ...
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Combining multiple exposures

I find it interesting that the idea of combining bracketed exposures to increase the recorded range of brightness has gone mainstream (known as HDR) to, the point where it is built into the camera's ...
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Why do the changes I made in camera raw look bad when I open the image in pse?

So I open my raw file in Adobe camera raw, edit and get it just right, then I click open image to make some final adjustments in pse and my image appears in pse completely over edited! What's ...
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What kind of color treatment is applied to these Sean Flanigan photos?

Sean Flanigan is probably one of my favorite photographers. His photos has an extremely unique feel to them, at least to me they are unique. Whenever I try to describe his photos, words fail me. I ...
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How to calculate mean/average photo color in GIMP?

How to calculate mean/average photo color in GIMP? I have some photo and want to calculate average color - how can I do it?
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How to copy all editing steps (not just settings) In Lightroom?

Is there a way to copy the editing steps from one image and paste them to another image in Lightroom, rather than simply copy/pasting the settings? I use a number of presets in Lightroom. When ...
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Can the “Dust Delete Data” function on Canon DSLR be used with Lightroom?

My camera is 6 months old and I noticed there is quite a few spots on the sensor (especially when taking HDR shots of bright scenes or the sky) The hand blower does not lift these particles off the ...
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What tools can do severe contrast reduction, especially on faces?

Someone said in a comment "As a hint though, most of the options I'd head for in post would be in the Lab colour space where I can split colour and contrast." Most all tips I see on "post" are about ...