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Usually a polarizing filter on the lens is enough, and if it is not, you can apply Krylon Dulling Spray or something similar. The spray is easily removed after. Important limitation is that dulling sprays can't be applied if humidity is ...


I applied a radial gradient to the quick-mask in Gimp like this: ...then adjusted the black point in levels: ...with this result: There is still inconsistency, as you described, but I can't tell if it's from lighting, or discoloration on the actual plate. You could probably do better if you took the time to create a custom gradient that closely ...


raw != image You have to realize that raw files are just data. Interpreting that data in a certain way can lead to images. Each photo editing software will interpret the data differently or even jsut display an embedded jpeg image. That's why the images I have do not look similar to what you have. I did this with Lightroom 5 very quickly. I explain each ...


The whole point of RAW is that the file contains more dynamic range than is typically rendered in previews or default images. You need to first "develop" the RAW file in any post-processing software that can handle the RAW format to set the exposure. By that process you can correct over- and under-exposure to some degree. If the highlights are truly blown ...


Deleting the XMP file does not cause the Raw file to "revert" to original state. Because Raw files are NEVER edited. The VIEW will revert, but the Raw file data was never changed. Instead, the LIST of edit changes are saved in the XMP file, and at any access of the Raw file, those edits are applied to the output we see. Subsequent edits only edit the LIST ...


Many image processing programs do what's called nondestructive editing, where the original file is treated as you would a film negative and left untouched. Realistically, there's not a whole lot of reason to store the finished image in raw format because it's not a format that's often consumed by anything looking for a finished product. In some cases you ...


Editing in RAW (using software which creates sidecar (XMP) files) modifies the XMP file. If you then open in Photoshop, those edits are only stored in the PSD file. The original RAW edits are still untouched in the XMP file. Think of it as the RAW file itself not being changed at all, but your raw edits being saved in the XMP file, and applied by the ...

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