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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 recreate the Instagram Lark filter?

As a learning exercise, I'm trying to recreate the Instagram Lark filter using Gimp, but it is a tough nut to crack. I can't seem to get the slighly purplish hue in the sky tones without trashing the ...
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

My Chromebook won't allow me to install Lightroom, but I can use Adobe Spark. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of each of them?
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How do you optimally resize and sharpen images for printing?

What is the best way to get the clearest, sharpest print without pixelation or blurring? I have tried some sharpening techniques in Photoshop, however they are geared towards sharpening for viewing on ...
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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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What is the most effective Photoshop technique to remove people from photos?

For years I have played with the various Adobe Photoshop tools to remove pesky tourists from my landscape photos. Some of the tools and methods I've tried include: Clone Stamp Tool(.87 or earlier) ...
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Making mosaic-style contact sheets with Lightroom (or other application)

As a part of my process of importing photos, I'd love to be able to make large (A1 size) contact sheets in a mosaic style before archiving the images. I know you can make contact sheets on Lightroom, ...
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What makes RAW formats better for manipulation than JPEGs or PNGs [duplicate]

So I've seen everyone saying that RAW format is much better for manipulation in photo editing applications like Lightroom than JPEGs or PNGs. While I read some posts here like this and this, I'm ...
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Can I add a filter that gives a photo a vintage pinup style?

I'd like to get into photography. I don't know a lot about it but it seems very interesting. Something I'm also interested in are vintage pinups drawings/paintings. Because I'm really no good at ...
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What causes the “glow” around objects when turning down highlights and brightening shadows?

I'm sure many of you have seen this. When you turn down the highlights and turn up the shadows, a glow effect appears at the boundary of these two areas. What causes this?
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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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What kind of photo effect is this, where colors are a bit washed out, yet retains the crisp detail and the colors are almost pastel?

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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Is there a name for the style of putting a strong color gradient over a photograph?

A common trend I'm seeing a lot of is to put a strong color gradient over a photograph to create an attractive background. I'm not talking about slight color tweaks that instagram does, but instead ...
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Can photos taken with high ISO be fixed?

Please see the the attach photos. Our wedding photographer shot all of our pictures in shutter priority mode and ISO 6400. They are grainy, poor . Is there ANY way to fix them?
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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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Tips for making black and white conversions in post-processing?

In image editors, especially powerful ones like GIMP and Photoshop, there happen to be a bevvy of ways to turn a color image into a black and white one, but not all techniques are the same. How do ...
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Creating photos with no people by stitching multiple photos

Some time ago I read about technique to create photos without people in busy places. It was about taking lot of photos of the same place (with camera on tripod) and then selecting only parts of each ...
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How do I take a stereoscopic photo to view with Google Cardboard without buying two DSLRs?

I just got some vr cups and tried out the Cardboard Camera app, but the quality is pretty poor, and it's really intended for panoramas. If you have created stereoscopic (NOT panoramic) images for ...
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When is black and white likely to enhance an image?

I recently had a play with converting some images to black and white to see how that changed the image. Some baby photos came out particularly well, while others I tried seemed less interesting when ...
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While shooting in RAW, do you have to post-process it to make the picture look good?

I always shoot in RAW. But I take lots of pictures, when I am out shooting I might come home with 600+ pictures. Many of these pics are copies of the same motive, but with different aperture, shutter, ...
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How can I change contrast within a single colour?

What techniques can be used to change the perceived contrast within a single colour only, in post processing? For example, how can I change the contrast of the blues to affect the sky, or the green ...
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How do you fill additional space with the background color when enlarging canvas size in Photoshop?

I saw a video where a photo was cropped to be larger in Photoshop. The new additional space was automatically filled with the background color which was white in one photo and black in another. How do ...
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How to consistently apply “global” color balance to multiple microscope images?

I have microscope images of similar samples, taken at different times with slightly different lighting conditions. Is there a way to apply a "global color balance" to all the images, if for example I ...
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Room color temperature

Gday. In my room I have a monitor that I feel is good for color accuracy. It's not the best but it's the best i've had. It's an LG 24MP76. I like processing my photos, so I bought some LIFX light ...
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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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What's the cost of adjusting exposure of a RAW picture in post-process?

I wonder that if I increase the exposure of a RAW in some software, say, Lightroom, what do I lose in the image. I know that this is related to how is increase of exposure achieved, here in a few ...
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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 to emulate the in-camera processing in Lightroom? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner in matters of digital photo processing (and photography for that record). I already know that the RAW file is a dump of raw sensor data with no processing whatsoever applied to it. My ...
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Lightroom-style Black & White Conversion in Photoshop

Until recently I did almost all my processing in Lightroom, but a combination of its increasingly poor performance and lack of tooling (luminance masks for example), has lead me back to giving ...
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How is this look achieved? The sharpness, low saturation, fashion look

This imagpe of Conor Mcgregor has a 'high fashion' type of look. How is that achieved? It seems low saturation, it's sharp and kind of 'shiny'! Could someone give some insights please? I use LR. Is ...
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Adjustment brush: How to see which portions of the picture you've altered?

When using the Adjustment brush, I remember a hotkey or button somewhere which will render the image dark and show you where you've used the brush. It's helpful, so you know that you have/haven't, ...
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How do I remove the green and purple fringing from the B&W blouse in this photo?

How can I remove green and purple colors from this photo? In Lightroom, I tried the 'Remove Chromatic Aberration' option but it doesn't help.
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Popular style that used in movie posters [duplicate]

For the last few years there is a trending style used a lot in movie posters. A very good example is this poster from The Hobbit: I have tried many lighting and post process setups, but I am very ...
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banding photoshop auto-blend layers

I get some banding in Photoshop when I auto-blend (RAW) layers. Is there a way to overcome this? Below is a cut-out from my panorama.
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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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How do I fade colour in some areas of a photo with Photoshop?

I have photos of biological tissue samples (the attached photo is not mine, it is just an example), which were stained with dye. Because of the nature of the tissue, the staining is uneven (some areas ...
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Methods (mechanics) to select a set of pictures from large amounts

When I return form a trip, I typically bring 3000 - 5000 shots per week. For showing them to friends and family, that is obviously too much, so I need to reduce the count down to something like 100 - ...
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How do I fix blown out windows?

How do I fix the bright window? I'm new to Photoshop and have no idea how to do anything, so please give easy to follow instructions! I'd like the window to be darker and my mom and brother to be ...
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How could I have counteracted purple lighting?

I recently shot an event using just a standard Nikon D3200 with kit lens. Nothing special, but it did the job. The only obstacle was that the event made heavy use of a strong purple lighting which ...
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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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Why do people care about vignetting or distortion?

On every lens review there is distortion (on wide angle ones) and amount of vignetting mentioned. I would like to know why, when it is so easy to edit in post processing.
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Categorization of 14mm lens as rectilinear?

I used the Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm f/3.5 -5.6 Asph. / MEGA O.I.S. Lens to take a photo from my balcony. Here's the original RAW (ORF). The symptom I am experiencing is that different ...
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What does the “Flux” effect of Instagram do?

Whenever I'm done doing Post on my photos and share on social media, Flux from Insta always seems to magically make my photos "pop". No matter if they're portraits, landscapes - it seems like a very ...
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Any way of achieving accurate color saturation?

There have been multiple times when capturing a landscape where the images I took look really unsaturated. Yeah, I can boost the saturation, but I don't want to accidentally make the photo look ...
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Does the D7200's 1.3x image area setting crop a RAW file in-camera?

Apologies for the poor explanation, I'm a Pentax guy so not very familiar with Nikon gear, and have been asked if there is any way to fix this problem. My MIL has a Nikon D7200 which has had the "...
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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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I need Black background in portrait taken in daylight

I want to get black background in portrait and effect like this,check my attach image file. by using which software I can get this,I guess by Lightroom but I try and failed.So Please anyone help me to ...
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Getting this 1950s-esque photo style in post?

I'm 90% sure this photo was edited to look like this, not taken that way. How do I get this effect – vibrant colors but still washed-out and 1950s-esque at the same time? Perhaps a sepia cast, but ...
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Is lens stacking/reversing correction possible?

It happened that I shot a some photos in the "Macro/Micro field" by using both: Stacked lens technique Reverse-lens technique Assuming I wanted to correct lens distortion and chromatic aberration ...
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Any good tutorials for learning how to post-process images?

I don't really know where to start with post-processing my images. I normally just straighten, crop and sharpen. Do people know of any good resources on the internet for getting a grip with Photoshop ...
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What's going on with the shadows, blacks and other features in this image?

I really like that this picture seems very sharp and crisp but also a little hazy (but not in the lowered-clarity way), like if you looke at the spaces between model houses. How do the shadows seem so ...