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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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Which raw settings should I stick to or avoid to keep my photo “natural”?

It's easy to fall on the "too-much" side when playing with raw editing software. I guess it is mainly a matter of moderation, and the question might raise criticism over his broadness, yet I am still ...
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How to compare the before and after image in Darktable?

I'm using Darktable to edit photos. There is one option, which I'm still looking for, but it seems to be unavailable or hidden somewhere. How to (after making some changes) preview a source image in ...
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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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What are similarities and differences between raw editing and film developing capabilities?

Raw images are supposed to be detailed output from the camera sensor(s), with more details that what can actually be printed or displayed on a screen. Effects like exposure compensation or white ...
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What's the difference between using black and white mode in-camera, and converting in post?

For black and white photography, will there be any quality difference between using the built-in black and white mode, or shooting in color initially and then removing the color later using Photoshop ...
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How to undo Lightroom adjustment brush on all photos?

I accidentally applied the adjustment brush from one photo to over 100 of them by copying the development sessions. It was quite early on in the editing process and couldn't fix it by using undo. 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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How do I recreate the colours and what seems to be a filter on the image

I found this photo on a flickr page and was wondering how to create those colours and what seems to be some kind of coloured filter added on top. Subject images; https://flic.kr/p/tpEh5E ...
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How can I achieve this red vintage look?

I would like to know what kind of post processing I need to do in order to get a similar result to the below picture. And how much light is needed in order for this to work. My 2 cents is that ...
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How do I recreate these colours? [duplicate]

I have tried playing with luminance and vibrance. I also noticed that the centre of the image is brighter than the sides. This indicates the possible use of a filter. Any help would be really ...
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How do I achieve these results? [duplicate]

I can't find the exact original, but I have attached an image identical to the original. Edit: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/jujug/18613887401/in/set-72157653841277990/ Originalish: ...
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Creating rainbow colours in reflections (cross-polarization)

I found this photo on an inactive flickr page and was wondering how to create those colours and reflections. Subject; https://flic.kr/p/vLCv4b Similar unedited Image: https://flic.kr/p/q5TwbC It's ...
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How can I make product photos with solid-colored backgrounds?

I'm trying to achieve an effect so the part of the product photo is filled with a solid color background, something similar to: Currently I have two ideas on how to implement this: Shoot a ...
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How to restore areas of background lost from flash overexposure?

I have taken some portraits with a grey background and it seems that in the top corners there has been some loss detail from the flash (it's a light grey background). The rest of the image is ...
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How to preserve detail when downscaling scanned photos?

I'm mixing analog with digital photography — I tend to take better photos when I can't look at a small digital screen, unconsciously forcing me to take the picture before I shoot instead of checking ...
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How to create a cinema/movie feel?

There a user on Flickr who posts a lot of photos that have been processed to movie look and feel to them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/djpoe/5549522425/ There's obviously been some Photoshopping ...
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What is a good technique for reproducing “light leaks” in post production?

Light Leaks normally occur due to low quality or damaged sealing in a camera so that stray light can come in and expose the film in unwanted ways. It shows up as a colored glare or discoloration in ...
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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 to convert a dull monochrome photograph into a sharp black and white photograph with great contrast? [closed]

I shot the following photo with Nikon D3100 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8f G. I shot this with the Monochrome option of the camera. I use Gimp for post processing. I sharpened this with the Unsharpen ...
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Does rotating a photo count as a destructive editing?

I usually rotate all my jpg photos (using Windows Photo Viewer) after removing them from my camera's card. Is this correct? Am I losing quality for rotating them? Should I just leave them as they are ...
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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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Is it a good workflow to do separate raw processing on different parts of an image?

I have one photo. I processed two slightly different pictures via Camera Raw from this one. One with Camera Raw settings focused on front object. One with Camera Raw Setting focused on ...
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How can I move around the image with a tool selected in Lightroom?

When you zoom in on a Lightroom image e.g. to retouch someone's face, Is there a way to move to another part of the image while you have one of the tools selected (brush for example)? The way I have ...
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How to enhance details (like freckles) in lightroom?

I searched over the web but all pages offers solutions via Photoshop. Is there a way to do it in lightroom or is PS the only solution? I'd think something like levels would help, but there are no ...
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How do I set a lens profile for post-processing distortion correction with an inverted lens?

Recently I started having fun with macro and micro photography by inverting a lens I have (24-85mm) and by combining 2 lenses togheter (70-200mm + inverted 28mm). The results are good (I shoot in ...
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What is the easiest way to take a shot to remove the background?

I've tried Photoshopping a lot of high-res images from Google with a solid white and solid black background but it's just so very difficult to get a sharp crisp real image on a transparent background. ...
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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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How do you make a skin tone metallic brown?

First of, i'd like to say that i'm partially colour blind which makes this task more difficult for me. I'm wondering if it is possible to change a person's skin tone in photoshop from something pretty ...
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Is there a command line tool in Linux to remove fisheye effect?

I have a gopro hero 3 and I use it to make timelapses on linux. The problem is that I don't like the fisheye effect that its lens produces. Is there any Linux tool that removes that? I am especially ...
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Skin very red, blotchy in front of camera

I'm shooting vlog-like videos with a Canon SL1. My skin looks very blotchy, pasty, and red (see below). Anyway to fix that? Here are the settings: Shutter Speed: 60 Aperture: 4.5 ISO: 800 ...
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How can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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How do I create the prismatic effects of the Android Fragment app with Photoshop?

The Android Fragment app creates interesting effects. Are there some plugins, tutorials, methods, etc. for doing this on a desktop (Photoshop or other apps), because the app only outputs low ...
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How do I remove “magenta clouds” from digital pictures using Photoshop?

The camera on my HTC One phone adds a strange purple cloud pattern to one end of an image when the light is low. What is a good technique I could use to remove these, or is there one, using Photoshop ...
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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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How to normalize brightness of individual images (post-processing) for a stop motion movie?

When creating a stop motion movie we need take a lot of pictures to build the movie. But after we took the pictures, we have a problem: the brightness and contrast varies between pictures. What kind ...
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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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Wrinkle emphasize effect [duplicate]

The following image comes from a photosite and was edited using Photshop CS6 according to EXIF information. How do I emphasize wrinkles like this? (It can be applied to other objects as well, not only ...
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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 ...
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How can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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When bracketing photos, how do you keep track of them during post?

When I download photos I often can't tell which bracketed shots go with which. How do I keep track of them during editing?
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Photo of an experiment

I have an experiment with the specimen 100m long and 3m wide. I would like to capture the the image of entire specimen (from top) for fixed time intervals to analyze the behavior with time using some ...
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photo correction

I really haven't adjusted any of my setting, but my pics are coming out with a slight purple tint-can I adjust my camera settings/white balance, etc. I can't seem to make any adjustments with my ...
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How to correct partial overpolarisation in sky?

I have this nice Lappland Autumn morning panorama, except the polariser effect is obviously too big just to the right of the small top on the right. I would like to try to apply a kind of mask with ...
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How can I achieve this effect where photos have a “bluish” theme with highly dramatic colors? [duplicate]

Just wanted to see how this effect can be achieve in the images in this Facebook set. If you notice closely there is a 'bluish' theme in the pics yet colours are standing out and there is more drama ...
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How to get the “Instagram filter like effect” this photos have?

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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What are the pros and cons of Canon 5D III / 6D HDR Mode Vs HDR using a computer + HDR software?

How well does the Canon 5D III / 6D HDR mode rate against other HDR modes? i.e. using a computer + HDR software?
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What does the Basic Highlights adjustment do, and what if I want more than “100”?

I have some excessively exposed images that show tremendous improvement in Lightroom Develop when I drag the Basic "Highlights" slider all the way to the left (to -100). What I don't understand is ...
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How to set white balance in a photo of stars?

Just as in camera menu, there is WB presets available in RAW processing. Those include daylight, cloudy, shade, flash, fluorescent, etc. And of course Auto and custom settings. When processing my ...
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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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How to correct photos which were overexposed at the edges only?

I'm dealing with a set of photos where a model was photographed against a white backdrop. The problem is that due to the setup, way too much light reflected off the backdrop. So the model's face (for ...