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Major color banding on some photos - Pentax k1 mark ii

I have been in Kenya shooting some properties and staff portraits for 2 weeks. Everything has been working as normal until yesterday when I imported my photos from the day and discovered some major ...
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Removing "banding" lines caused from using silent shutter

I was shooting with a Z6, and I had the silent shutter on for my first couple of shots. From what I understand LED lightbulbs can cause this, but I quickly caught it, and changed back to a mechanical ...
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What causes bright banding in CMOS sensor?

The image capturing condition: dark room mobile phone with maximun screen brightness is in the center of the image there is a reddish band in horizontal direction Does anyone know why the phenomenon ...
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LED lighting problem: Bands of uneven exposure on images taken under LED lighting with silent shutter (full electronic shutter)?

My question is how to avoid banding in images made under LED lights using a full electronic shutter. I am using a Sony AIII and Sony A9 cameras. When I photograph with the A7III using silent shutter (...
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Will there be (stronger) colour banding on 8bit wide gamut display when working in sRGB?

Let's say I have a monitor (8bit colour depth) that covers 100% AdobeRGB. Now I want to work on photos in sRGB for whatever reason. Will the monitor show in sRGB application more granular colour steps ...
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Why am I getting horizontal stripes/bands on sensor?

I am experiencing an issue with very apparent stripes on camera readout. Over time, a very pronounced stripe/band pattern started appearing and has a significant impact on image quality. The camera is ...
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Solve unwanted white "waves" and "Pacman squares" in low-light picture - post using Google Photos

After op commented that my picture is super under-exposed, I tried post using Google Photos. But when I increased the exposure, I saw some unwanted white "waves" or rows in the photo. The edges of ...
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How do I save this 'band-less' version of this image from ACR?

The sky shows banding in Photoshop, but if I press ctrl+shift+A to go into ACR, it's gone. I assume that no actual pixels are being changed when I enter Adobe Camera Raw, and I'm not touching any ...
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Why am I seeing banding with Photoshop but not Lightroom?

Until the most recent update it used to be the case, at least for me, that I would occasionally see banding in Lightroom's Library module, but not in Photoshop. With the most recent update, I now see ...
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Why are there subtle off-color arcs in my photos?

Have been dabbling with photography for a few months. I took a couple of photos using a Sony A7ii mirrorless camera. It's not the best camera out there but it's fairly high quality. I'm taking the ...
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What causes this leather-grain pattern of noise in the sky when I inspect with a sharp mask?

Noticed these strange patterns in the sky while adjusting sharp masking with "alt" key in Lightroom. In normal mode picture seems alright (and exported variant looks normal too), but I can't be sure ...
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Does higher resolution in an image imply more bits per pixel?

I have been trying to understand how a better spectrum of color can be represented in an image and to avoid banding it sounds like the image would need to have more bits per pixel. When the resolution ...
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How can I prevent banding in images I'm posting on the Internet?

I typically add noise to my images to avoid banding, mostly when posting images on the internet. Occasionally, I do see banding of an image posted on 500px even though I do not see it in Lightroom (...
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What is causing this pattern of horizontal and vertical lines in my pictures?

I took pictures with a camera I have not used in years. The pictures appear to have vertical and horizontal pixel lines throughout. What is the cause and how can I remove them? I have no photo editing ...
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Arc-Shaped Stripes (Noise?) In Blue Water, Is This Normal? [duplicate]

The water fades in a not-that-smooth way, with some arc-shaped slightly-reddish stripes. As a comparison, the sky has a almost perfectly smooth fade from white to blue. Compressed original image with ...
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What is the name of the problem where lines appear in a photo where there should just be a smooth gradient?

I don't remember the name of this problem and it drives me crazy. I googled everything similar to "lines in photo" but I didn't find the solution. The problem is that on my PC monitor I don't see ...
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Best way to photograph a LED wall (that has people in front of it)

The LED wall is interactive and the challenge is to make pictures that show both the wall and people interacting with it, without having the banding or moire effect, that often happens when taking ...
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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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Horizontal banding pattern near sun: sensor flare?

Following is a crop from a RAW shot, developed in Lightroom 5.7, into a setting sun from a Sony A77II – ISO 100, f/5, 1/20s, with a TTL fill flash. In the darker regions near the sun a series ...
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What is the cause of black bars on a photo of AMOLED display?

What is the cause of those black bars on the picture? Their orientation changes by moving the camera. The display is of a Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300), an AMOLED display, set to minimum brightness, ...
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What causes this strange Posterization when changing to B&W?

I have this image that was taken several years ago with a D70. It was taken at 1600 ISO which obviously makes it quite noisy. I really want to convert it to black and white, but when I desaturate it ...
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How can I remove banding noise from this image?

I'm an complete newbie in photography and I'm trying to use the Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO lens and a Guppy camera(you can think of it as a processor that captures light rather than an actual camera) ...
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What causes banding noise in CMOS sensors?

I'm looking for information (and references) on three related topics: What causes banding noise in CMOS sensors? What is the physical/technological cause? Is the cause the same in CCD and CMOS ...
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Why does darkening skies in Photoshop cause banding, and how can I avoid it?

I am pretty new to Photoshop (I have Elements 10). When I darken highlights I find that the sky ends up in bands. I have read advice that says to reduce the effect of this by using either blur or ...
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What causes a band-like pattern in photos of a CFL?

In an image of a compact fluorescent light bulb, I couldn't figure out the reason for the formation of light and dark bands sort of thing in the image. The same thing happens when I try taking a ...
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