Spring 2012

Spring 2012
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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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What makes RAW formats better for manipulation than JPEGs or PNGs

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 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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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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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 ...
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How can I “unblur” these pics of the Northern Lights?

A total NOOB to photography here. I was in Tromsø, Norway this weekend and was lucky enough to capture some pictures of the lights. Now, when I say I'm a noob, I actually mean that I know very, VERY ...
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Is there an easy way to export images in their original state in Lightroom?

There are a couple of photos that I have adjusted using camera raw in Lightroom. Now I want to export those images in their original state (before adjustments). But I can't find any shortcut to do it. ...
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Reverse Engineer this processing in lightroom

Wondering if anyone can put a quick eye on these photos below and share what develop edits in Adobe Lightroom they think could help create a similar style in other photos. These were taken by ...
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What are the strange curved lines appearing on fabric in my apparel photos, and how can I remove them? [duplicate]

I ran a clothing photography shoot and encountered an issue in many photos. If you see this image, there are some curved lines all over the item. What are they and how could I remove them with ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How do I give my images this vintage travel photo effect?

Pictures like this (and I know this is an already-beautiful rainforest) remind me of how a place looks when you imagine it in your head. They have a kind of magical, dreamy touch while also being ...
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Taking High-Resolution Images

With recent versions of Windows you are able to use a single image stretched over multiple monitors as a desktop background. As I have 3 1920x1080 monitors so the minimum size of an image to look good ...
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What are the advantages of additional exposures between outer brackets of an HDR stack?

Firstly, I understand the idea behind HDR photography so I'm not looking for an explanation of HDR. What I'm interested in is the large number of exposures often used to capture a scene with high ...
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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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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, ...