Napioa - Wind Origins

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From what I understand of your question, you're asking whether a Straight Out Of Camera (SOOC) RAW file should be edited to look "good". The short answer is "Yes, it should go through post-processing". Most (all?) cameras apply their own algorithms to jpg images - in other words, the manufacturer set up the camera to apply what they believe to be ...


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Raw data must always be converted in one way or another for it to be a viewable image at all. When you open a raw file using any image viewer application you are not viewing the raw image (because there is no such thing - there is only raw data). You are either viewing the jpeg preview created in camera and embedded in the raw file or you are viewing a ...


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There are two major considerations that make lenses with less distortion, vignetting, or any other "correctable" aberrations more desirable for many photographers than correcting later in post. Time constraints. While it is true that you can use postprocessing applications to correct for distortion, vignetting, and other aberrations, doing so takes time. ...


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Those have completely different impact. Vignetting Vignetting is a darkening of the corners or edges which depends on aperture and focal-length. In order to correct this in software, pixels around the edge must be gradually lightened in proportion to the light fall off: Slight vignetting is hard to notice unless the background is known to be uniform. ...


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Since the cloth is white, and the other colour is black, you could simply desaturate( remove all saturation) at whole region of cloth. I've done the same multiple times


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According to the Adobe help on camera raw: To toggle visibility of the mask overlay, use the Show Mask option, press Y, or position the pointer over the pin icon. To customize the color of the mask overlay, click the color swatch next to the Show Mask option. Then, choose a new color from the Color Picker.


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There are a few different issues that you are trying to correct here so let's go through them from easiest to hardest to fix. Some of these fixes are assuming that you are using the most up to date version of Photoshop. The blown highlight in the window most likely cannot be fixed. The in camera image did not capture any information other than pure white ...


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The process you are describing is commonly referred to as culling images. Any modern photo editing suite will have features to help you accomplish this far more efficiently than a standard file explorer. What works the fastest for me is Photo Mechanic from Camera Bits, Inc. It is extremely fast at viewing full size RAW files without any need to ...


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...is it same as I increase ISO when capturing the photo? If they won't be the same, what's the difference... The end result is similar, but how you get there and the side effects are different. Increasing the ISO setting on the camera results in the addition of gain (amplification) in the path between the sensor and analog-to-digital converter, which ...


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I have made a circular 8 bit gradient with sampled edge colour and center colour. This illustrates that it clearly is not the 8bit quantisation problem. I have also took a stare at the source, non-denoised image and I found posterisation there too! This posterisation is already there in first image, denoising only reveals it. There cannot be any ...


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I use Lightroom so I answer for that. In LightRoom, I can tag them with something, and later select only tagged ones. Instead of tagging arbitrary photos, try the survey view. With the filmstrip as the only other module visible, you can quickly select a group of images to compare them. Pick your winner and go on to the next selection. You can enhance ...


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This look is primarily about the choice of lighting. Compared to typical headshots and family portraits the light here is very 'hard.' What that means is that the photographer has chosen a small light source that casts very crisp shadows. You can see this by looking at how sharp the shadow cast from his arm onto his jacket is. Larger light sources like soft ...


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The saturation looks to be decreased a bit, but I don't think low saturation is the right description. There's plenty of color here even if they're not especially bright shades. If saturation were increased more than a little, the model would look oddly orange: In a truly low saturation image he would look more washed out: I think some of the keys here ...


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I personally do not think that window looks bad at all. It helps by not distracting, specially becouse you centered the window. If you can see what is outside that wolud be distracting. But lets go on. If you shooted in RAW, try to rescue some information on the highlights moving the curves on that zone. For the hand, crop it. This will make the ...


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XnViewMP is a freeware advanced viewer which will store all metadata in sidecar XMP files (supported by other programs like Bridge and Lightroom) and has colour labels and ratings and hotkeys. If you need to transfer the "selection" you will need to select your source folders and "update files from catalog" to store metadata permanently in .xmp files. It ...


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1) Alt + click On the layer mask to see the mask 2) Shift+ click on the layer mask to hide the mask 3) Ctrl + click on the layer mask to select the masked area


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Regards the hundreds of similar shots, pick one of the bunch and Lightroom process it, sharpen etc, Switch back and select all from the bunch bar the one. Finally get Lightroom to apply the last settings to all selected photos. That should speed up the workflow and mass produce satisfying results. Why not give it a try and see if you like it?


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I always shoot in RAW. ... I do this because I'm an amateur and I like to experiment and I have a happy trigger finger. It's good to know this about yourself. When you're learning, spray'n'pray is a natural trap to fall into. Some of the photos look just fine the way they are, but is it necessary to post-process it in RAW? ... I like to edit ...


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Open the image in to Photoshop Create adjustment layer for hue and saturation Fade/increase the saturation Paint with black on the layer mask to hide/reveal the color Create another adjustment layer if you required more modifications


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It is handy to do the following: open in program create new layer set the blending mode of new layer to "saturation" paint the new layer with black or white (or any other colour with zero saturation) with varying brush opacity to make colour look pale use eraser to cancel effect completely or partially use layer opacity to control the overall effect


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I have occasionally understood the problem which you get. You have a slight variance of material at edges of photos and Photoshop is making hard transitions between exposures what results in posterisation. There is a way of overcoming it but it seems to be non-automatable to me. auto-merge without blending images together for each layer 2.1 select the ...



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