Questions tagged [photo-editing]

Photographic editing is the process of reworking an original photo, either produced by film or digital, to create the artistic vision of the photographer.

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What is up with those blurry sides on a photo? [duplicate]

What is the reason for making those blurry sides? What is this technique called? To me it is very annoying. I read some answers on Quora, and it seems a lot of people do not like it. If you have to ...
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How to rescue ''dark photos'' of experimental work?

I have some photos which I took during some experimental work which ended up being so dark that the details can't really be seen (these are of spheres hitting a body of liquid and splashing). It will ...
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Does this metadata prove this photo has been edited?

I was displaying a parking pass face up in my windscreen whilst visiting my friend. When I arrived back there was no ticket on my car which meant I could not take my own photos as proof. A few weeks ...
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Darktable doesn't seem to render RAW consistently VS lightroom

I am running into an issue with working on RAW images in darktable where the images are not being rendered in the same way that Lightroom renders them. For example, the following is a crop from an ...
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How can I make a photo high resolution without changing its size? [closed]

I just want to make my photo look higher resolution at its original size.
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Could this photo have been photoshopped?

I recently came across this photo that someone claimed to have taken on a Fuji brand camera. They claim that it’s a result of double exposure of their singular dog, but this doesn’t seem like double ...
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How to remove the Spreaded light?

I have a picture that blub light is (i don't know what to you this thing) is spreaded as you can see in the image. So how can i remove those spreaded light? Full picture is in the link. https://...
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How to designate a photo as non-fiction

Sometimes a big part of what makes a photo interesting isn't the image itself, but what it tells us about something that exists or that happened in the world. As an extreme example, I would be ...
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pixels for uploading photos to web

i am currently using picasa 3 for editing my photos and uploading them to ebay. ebay currently tells me that the pix need to be 500 pixels on the longest side and that i can't use the ones i have. i ...
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How to remove wave stripes on a scanned photograph?

I have scanned some old pictures. The uneven surface resulted in white wave-shaped stripes in the scan. Is there any way I can remove them in Gimp (pretty inexperienced user) or other free tool? Any ...
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In Photoshop, can you isolate a particular color range and make it richer?

I have a photograph that has a very high color range, it was taken on a cheap camera. If I adjust it to make the blacks darker, and the whites less blown out, the intermediate colors (In this case, ...
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Why does the image get bluish and not yellowish when I shift the color temperature to a lower K? [duplicate]

I know that colour temperature is an approximation of the black body emission, so a body with a higher temperature emits bluish light while at a lower temperature emits yellowish light. However in ...
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Why does a CR3 black and white image is displayed with colors when opening it on the PC? [duplicate]

Using a Canon camera, I took an image in black & white, and saved it as RAW. When I'm opening the image on my PC with, it displays in black & white as expected, and 2 seconds after in colors, ...
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How does Daniel Kordan achieve this perspective in his images?

I really like Daniel Kordan's images where he enlarges details in the foreground. I will show some of his work below with the corresponding sources. I wonder how these images are taken. When the ...
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How can I take color accurate images with a white background in a light tent?

I want to take pictures of hundreds of Lego pieces with a white background. As a beginner in photography, I am using the first DSLR camera that I could get my hands on and I bought a light tent for ...
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How to remove flickering from image?

While taking photos at a wedding, I had flickering issues. One of the priests asked me to put my camera to silent mode and didn't notice that I'm taking photos with flickers then. How can I fix the ...
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Batch processing scanned negatives to remove white border

I have had several hundred old negatives scanned by a local company. I am happy with the quality, but have found they are using a flatbed scanner to scan each strip, and then manually cropping each ...
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How do I calculat luminous intensity (candela) using python?

I'm working on my graduation project which takes the subject of brightness adjustement of switchs using embedded system (python +Raspberry ) i want to determine the candela value from a picture taken ...
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Retouch photo with brightness or exposure?

Two controls in software editors are Brightness and Exposure. Both seem to do the same thing: increase the lighting in the image if they're too dark. Why would a outdoor photographer use either or ...
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How to tell if an edited photo has too much exposure?

Small sensor cameras produce photos that are dark. To fix this many increase exposure in their software editor. However, this fix can be quickly abused to the point of over-exposure, especially if the ...
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Keep aspect ratio but rotate it in darktable

Is it possible to rotate the crop frame, i.e. crop a landscape photo to portrait and vice versa? I would like to keep the original aspect ratio of the photo, just change the orientation. And obviously,...
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How to batch edit photos with digiKam and have a preview?

I am not a professional photographer so I do not know the proper terms for many things, I apology myself for this. I will pose my question with an example. I have a set of pictures in digiKam: They ...
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How to save Darktable edits as a file?

Darktable is a non-destructive photo editor that exports to jpeg, png and .xcf (whatever that is, but seems to be the Gimp file format), but doesn't save a workfile containing all the individual ...
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Does Darktable editor have vintage film filters?

Would like to apply a Portra 400 or lomograph color grading filter to a digital photograph. Do these exist in the Darktable software for use in batch lighttable editing? If not, what is a similar ...
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Does resizing a photo larger or smaller destroy the image quality more?

There are various interpolation settings that image editors use to rescale photos larger or smaller. For some reason, resizing a small photo larger sounds more artificial and destructive than doing ...
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Why is image dimension in property different from Photoshop raw photo editor? [duplicate]

To put it simply, say I have an image in cr2 format, and in property, it says the dimension is 6020 x 4015: But the same image when opened in Photoshop raw photo editor, shows a different dimension, ...
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Scanning intentionally overexposed negatives

I have a question concerning the exposure settings when scanning negatives: Imagine I take a picture of mostly fog. Without manual correction, the camera would place the fog in zone V (middle grey) ...
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What is the formula to upscale a photo?

Say I have an photo that is 2000 x 3000 pixels. I want a large print that is 20 inches by 30 inches. That means it will be 100 PPI. I’ve been told to upscale my photo before getting it printed. Why? ...
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If I ask someone at a printing shop to upscale a photo, what will he or she do?

I was sent a photo that was scanned at 300 DPI and it’s roughly 2000 x 2500 pixels. I’ve decided that I want to print it as a large print which will measure 20 inches x 30 inches and that works out ...
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How do plugins manipulate an image?

This seems like an obvious question to me, but with no experience in using plugins I haven't been able to google the correct terms. When using a plugin such as the Nik collection by DxO in something ...
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How can Irfanview (1st choice) or GIMP (2nd choice) make pictures much less yellow?

How do I remove this yellow tint from pictures? My bathroom light is pure white, there should not be this yellow! My first choice is Irfanview, because it is easiest to use. Please confirm if ...
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How to match color range in two photos when colorizing (hue, saturation)?

Consider two outdoors photos taken with different cameras and different cities. You want to include both in the same photo series and therefore need to re-touch them with identical color profiles and ...
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Does photo quality deteriorate when you scale the image size larger?

If a scenic photograph is scaled double its original size to conform to some printing dpi/inches criteria, the default setting in Gimp appears as "cubic interpolation". Assuming this is the ...
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Photoshop setting to achieve specific look

We had someone create a vinyl image of our dog years ago. She needed a high quality photo and then converted it to this vinyl image. Does anyone know what settings are used to achieve this look?
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How can I invert colors in a virtual image up the greyscale?

I'm not sure if the title is really appropriate as I'm not that familiar with photo editing. Here's what I mean. I have that is mostly black and white. I want to make the black parts a little brighter,...
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What light is used in this photo?

I am a permanent make up artist. My work is good but I can’t take good photos of it. I use a ring light and iPhone. The result has no much details always orange or red tones I see international ...
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Help with lights in photos

first, I apologize for the writing of this post, since I do not speak English and I am still learning it My photos come out this way, I think it is the lens that is dirty, but I am not sure, I would ...
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Darktable disable auto correction

I am using darktable for editing my RAW photos and am really a newbie. When I open a new photo, some corrections are already applied, for instance "base curve", "sharpen" etc Is ...
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How to Improve Visibility of Photos for an Article

I have written up a science experiment for high school students where I take some photos of a swinging pendulum but it has been pointed out the photos of the pendulum are hard to see and that the ...
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How do I remove reflections from a bald-headed subject in post?

I was asked to take photos at night and this lovely guy had an unfortunate purple/blue light reflecting from the top of his head. How can I edit this please to remove the colour cast?
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I blended two photos taken 5 minute apart and it looks unnatural. Can you show me how you would fix this?

I took this shot a while ago. When this was taken, it was still too dark so you can see high noise towards the bottom half of the picture. I took a very similar shot about 5 minutes later As you can ...
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How can I take a photo like this of a necklace?

I want to take a photo just like this photo. The necklace doesn't look like it has put on a flat surface. How can I achieve this? Thank you.
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How do I merge two photos with a transition from the color photo to the black-and-white photo?

I am new to this forum and have a rudimentary query. I have two images of the same scenery, one colored and one black and white. I want to merge the two photos so that the final photo contains one ...
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"Move" focus in post-processing

I have this photo which I am happy with. And I would not be able to find puffins everyday so difficult to reshoot the image. The focus of the bird is on its tail and not the eye. Is it a way to "...
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How to 'photoscan' large artwork canvases by combining multiple photos into single high resolution digital image without glare

Have a number of large (4x6 foot/ 120x180cm) acrylic paintings that I want to capture digital images of that will be suitable for re-printing large replicas of the paintings. Ideally, want to capture ...
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Is there an optical/photographic reason for the difference between product and its product image?

I recently bought this wristwatch from a major online store, which was advertised with the following image: One of the reasons I picked it is were the black pointers and markers. The watch I actually ...
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What is this kind of photograph of a sort of frame-by-frame of runners called?

I would love to look up the best tips and tricks to set up these kinds of shots and post processing them. Is there a standard name for these kinds of shots, what are they called?
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Can the spatial distortion of wide-angle photographs be reversed?

I’ve been window-shopping online for a house recently and find that almost all the pictures posted by real estate agents are wide-angle shots, sometimes extremely so. That got me wondering if there's ...
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Zooming into RAW images

Hey there I was wondering why is it when I zoom into an image I took it looks grainy & pixalated. The image will be taken at an iso of 100 and look sharp on the the camera but not as sharp on a ...
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How do I create an infinite picture-in-picture effect?

I want to take a picture of an empty frame on a wall, then digitally edit that photo into itself infinite times. So the result should be a picture of a frame, which contains the same picture, which ...
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