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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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Automatic & intelligent crop 1,000 images

I have about 1,000 scanned / photographed images, each with different formats but all with rectangular/square shape, that need to be cropped to remove the background and the white space around the ...
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Software to convert b/w photos to colored photos [on hold]

Please advice program to convert b/w photos to colored photos. Mainly, for portrait photos, so I need colorization algorithm that gives correct color rendering of human faces and skin. The other ...
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What would be the best way to make pictures taken with different cameras to look the same?

I am working on cleaning up an Instagram page and one problem I have come across is that there are a lot of pictures on that page. They come from different cameras, lighting and focuses and I was ...
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What are the merits of using a particular image file format?

If I edit an image file using some application like GIMP, Photoshop or MS Paint, while saving I will be asked to select the required file-format. There are different formats available, the common ones ...
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Coreldraw effect from free programs?

I used to do an effect in CorelDraw that converted an image to a bitmap. The way it did it was group similar colors together into one color chunk giving it a cool effect that looked kind of like this: ...
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Re-edit post processed photos after monitor calibration

I was wondering if there is a way to shift all the adjustments made(color,tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in lightroom in an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after ...
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Batch Compress and Watermark Images?

I am building a website for a client, and he needs some software to be able to add watermarks too, and slightly compress for bandwidth on his website. I'm struggling to find a solution that does both ...
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Film Scanning and Correction

I recently shot and developed my first roll of film, Ilford FP4 in Ilfosol 3. I "scanned" my negatives with my digital camera and self-made light box, following various online tutorials. Then I ...
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Adding some color to trees in a picture (Photoshop)

I'm just getting into photo editing so I pulled a photo off of google and tried to edit it. I'm happy with the edits, but I want to add more green color to the trees to give it a bit more color and ...
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How to enhance Text on this old photograph

I was trying to ientify two buildings on the right side of the Church. However despite best of my effort I could not identified them. One building (white one story building) has a sign mark but I ...
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How are these washed-out, but bright, colors achieved?

I can't wrap my head around how the bright, washed-out colors in these images are achieved. Does anyone have an idea? This Isn't Happiness: Closed for the Season, Salvador Cueva
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How do I “freestyle crop” in Photoshop without the crop tool adjusting the aspect ratio?

I would like to move one edge of the crop tool "rectangle" without the other edges auto adjusting as well to a specified aspect ratio. The marquee is too imprecise since the lines cannot be fine ...
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How can I make the text in this photograph of an ancient column more readable?

I have a picture of a column with some text: The text is really hard to make out. Is there any way I can manipulate the image to make the text stand out more and be easier to read? I have tried ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separately?

Is there some hotkey or other quick method in popular editors for showing, separately, which pixels are highlights, which are shadows, which are midtones? I know only of a function to select midtones ...
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How important is lens selection for getting a retro, film look?

So basically I'm planning on buying my first DSLR camera. I'm familiar with cameras it's just that I never had my own DSLR. I will probably get some entry-level second-hand Nikon body with kit lens ...
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How can I bump up shadows in post without overexposing the image?

I'm trying to create a Photoshop/Lightroom RAW processing preset to process 1200 images for photogrammetry. It's important that the lighting on them is as flat as possible and the shadows get bumped ...
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Is there a way to un-distort pictures? I was playing around with PicsArt and saved over the original

Title: Is there a way to un-distort pictures? I was playing around with PicsArt and saved over the original accidentally.
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In Lightroom 3, what is the difference between exposure and brightness?

What's the difference between adjusting a photo's exposure versus its brightness? I created a virtual copy of a photo. The original's exposure was increased 1 stop. The other got an increase in ...
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Resizing photos after editing

I have a question concerning resizing files after editing in Lightroom or Photoshop scenario: 1 RAW file of 23MB (a portrait foto - as an example) customer wants a big poster of the photo 60 x 90 CM, ...
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How to do the same crop on a batch of photos?

I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical crop ...
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What makes this interior photo look unrealistic?

I have a photo that was taken by a third-party photographer (i.e. I was not the one who postprocessed it). I've been told by a number of people that this photo looks unrealistic, more like a computer-...
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Easy way to precisely line up images with slight nodal pan misalignment

I have the following two images, with a stick in the peak of a golf ball in one, and in the trough in another: They are very similar, however they are slightly misaligned due to nodal pans in between ...
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Is it possible to remove the projectors lighting that's imprinted on the staff members

As you can see display screen is imprinted on the faces of around 5 members. I was wondering whether it is possible to remove the lighting. Either through clone stamp, feathering or any other way. I ...
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Can I get original JPEG image from CR2 file format? [duplicate]

I am not professional photographer , but i have a professional camera (Canon). I had shoot my pre wedding photos with this camera. So when i was open , it will be converted into black and white after ...
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Photoshop. How to remove the the spotlight

I've tried my best, but failed to remove or at least somehow blend the light of the spotlight in the left upper corner. What is the best approach to do it (using Photoshop/Lightroom)?
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What should be considered for employee photos to put on company's website?

I work in the entertainment industry and am looking to produce friendly looking images of our employees (sales managers, customer support people, and so on) to put on our company's website. What ...
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How can I create a copy of a image that carries my edits within Lightroom Classic CC?

I'm using a workflow within Lightroom Classic CC that I don't believe to be optimal. What I do sometimes to achieve the results that I want is to make some ajustments within Lightroom, fixing exposure,...
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Fair price to charge for editing out photobombers [closed]

Someone has the perfect family photo but there are people photobombing or just there in the background. What would be a fair price to get out the extra people and reconstruct the background?
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Lightroom tip to show something nearly b/w on a b/w background better

I've took the following picture today: On the pole sits a bird, I would like to make the bird a bit more obvious. Normaly I can do this with boosting color or contrast. But it doesn't really work ...
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Editing and saving RAW files, and the relationship to the XMP sidecar files

I have thousands of RAW files that I've always saved in their original state (e.g. _DSC 2104) of which I now have dozens of that number in their respective files, thus showing that I am a creature of ...
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Center, rotate, and zoom photo on a face

I have multiple photos of my 2 year old daughter since she was born and Google photos / Picasa has done a good job tagging her face in all the photos. Is there a way that I can center each photo on ...
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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Documents / Pictures print different in edit mode?

I am using a MAC desk top and a HP Officejet Pro 8620. I am trying to print a PDF Case Study that was created by our Marketing Department. The main color on our Case study is a yellow / Orange ...
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How can I adjust high contrast edges in a night shot using Aperture 3?

I am working on this photo in Aperture 3 (this is a partial area of the shot). It's a night shot with a 30s shutter speed, so there are areas, namely above the roof that are blown out. This ...
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How to remove the blur in the raw image(.cr2) using photoshop cc 2018 [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. The raw picture(.cr2) is out of focus. It focuses background instead of the person in the picture, and the person in the picture is really blurred, and the background is very ...
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What is causing these artifacts in a photo of lightning?

What are the almost pixelated edges in this photo called? What would cause it? The photo is cropped so it stands out more. I find it often happens with highlights with softer edges. You may need to ...
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AI that merges best photos

Let’s say I take a family picture. I take 3 shots. Then looking at the results, I see that on each shot a different person is either not looking at the camera or closing his eyes. I remember ...
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Use Google Photos Cloud instead of Adobe CC for Lightroom CC Storage

With Lightroom CC all your photos are now able to be stored on Adobe's creative cloud. However this only allows for 100gb of free photo storage. Google on the other hand offers Google Photos which is ...
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How to batch generate preview for multiple versions of filters/layers applied for the same image in Photoshop?

Recently I'm experimenting a lot with postproduction, to look for some new style. I find it very tedious to check out various combinations of adjustment layers (also with various opacity), blending ...
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Photo editing: Is it ethically ok?

I am a very basic level amateur photographer. My question is "Is it ethically correct to edit photos to make my photos look good?". I believe that the photos taken by my camera should not be touched ...
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Does anyone know what this diffuse pattern that appears to be in all my photos is and if it can be fixed?

This diffuse pattern appears in all of my recent photos. I don't know what it can be. The camera is a Canon.
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To get a really good photo, editing is necessary?

I'm a beginner photographer and would like to know that how to get a really good photo, is the photo editing necessary? Suppose I would like to participate in the photo contest although I have shot a ...
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How were these photos edited like these?

I'm pretty new here and I asked this earlier but I realized I wasn't any help on what I was trying to ask. So anyways. I'm trying to figure out how to edit like these photos, they're pretty different ...
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Is it possible to recover original content from an edited image file?

OK possibly a random question here, but one that is relevant to the site and regarding a hot topic nowadays: privacy. If I load an image file (in my case a PNG photocopy of a document which contains ...
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What presets were used in these images [closed]

Please check the Instagram link below. https://www.instagram.com/harith_sankalpa/?hl=en&fbclid=IwAR2Wigob6ofLWPpx2Q_cwLhGBUgDu3HOn4ygCD6E5snlaaYjtk09uDEAIWE Does any one know what lightroom ...
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Watermarking pictures in a sequence before printing them out

I have a job coming up and i want to add a number in a sequence as a watermark on photos before printing them. What i mean, is when i upload them i want to add a sequence of numbers on the actual ...
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Transforming Photos to ICAO Standard

Is there any tool/application that can transform photos that are not in conformity to the ICAO standard to become ICAO standard?
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Auto batch resize images through adding white space (i.e. not distorting original proportions)

I've got a number of photos, each of which are a different size and resolution. I'd like to make them all square - the resolution isn't critical, and can differ by photo, but each output image must be ...
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Any way to use Nik Software under Linux?

The only way I've found is to install Nik Software on Windows 7 in VirtualBox. The problem is that it's working really slow, though the host system is an Intel Core i7 with 8GB RAM, and all the other ...
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Why is software-based manipulation of images frowned upon while hardware-based manipulation is acceptable?

In my previous question someone pointed out that unnatural HDR based toning will get more objections from the photography community than cropping. I personally feel that slight HDR based enhancements ...