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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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Is there any proof that high saturation and contrast makes a picture more appealing in social media?

Atm I'm editing some images (Mainly photos of landscapes and food) for a social media campaign. My supervisor is confident that adding high saturation and contrast will lead to more attention in ...
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How to find an angle and a distance for clicking picture of a distorted artwork to achieve 3D effect?

If you know about 3D pencil artworks, you would know people draw it distorted (generally length is enlarged i.e., stretched from bottom to top) first and then click a picture at some angle (30-40 ...
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Filter for making an object (not) stand out

I have a photo with what could be three layers: Person_1 (white, brown, grey, gold and red) Person_2 (white, brown, blue and grey) Background (white, brown and grey) Basically, layer 2 is partially ...
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How can I mimic this solarization effect?

Does anyone know the name of this effect? Or how I could reproduce it? I can use Adobe Photoshop CC.
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How to produce a wavy effect?

What photo app or editor can be used to produce this wavy effect?
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Photoshop alternatives for creating triptychs

I was looking through the StackExchange Photography section before I posted my question. I want to make a triptych of a single imagine essentially cutting it into three equal parts. I don't have ...
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What's the simplest way to add water mark using DPP4 that is professional looking? [duplicate]

Whats the best but simplest way to add water mark using DPP4? I cant find anything to create and save watermarks to use.
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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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Homogenize exposure brightness and white balance

I've taken thousands of photos on a long-term project and I'm doing a time-lapse film. Due to the different weather and the different light conditions the pictures are partly very differently exposed....
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Gimp perspective tool is not actually transforming

I've uploaded a screenshot below to illustrate the problem. I've dragged a jpeg into Gimp, clicked on the perspective tool, and then attempted to use it...but as you can see, it's not actually ...
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What does the Gamma histogram represents?

I do not understand what does the Gamma Adjustment histogram represents, as it differs a lot from the regular brightness histogram. Would very much appreciate an explanation :) Here taken from Canon'...
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How to emulate 1950s studio-style photo?

How can I emulate a 40's and 50's studio-style photo?
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What open source software for auto-alignment of photographs?

Do you know any open source tool to automatically align images, similar to the auto align feature in Photoshop?
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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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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 to Content Aware Fill with Lightroom / Photoshop without converting from raw to tiff

I have a panorama that has some white space I can't really crop out. I tried merging in Photoshop and it had an option to content aware fill empty spots. This worked out almost perfectly. The issue is ...
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Washed out colors in Irfanview

Someone sent me some very large JPEG pictures, like 15mb each. They look fine in Windows Photo Viewer (Windows 7), but they appear extremely dull and washed out in Irfanview. It's like half of the ...
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How to achieve the grainy/pixelated effect on this photo?

I'm wondering how to achieve the pixelated edit on this photo? you can see it well in the background/sky of this image
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How do I correct the huge blue-shift in these images?

I recently inherited a lot of images with a lot of blue on them (attached below) I would like to correct this, get the natural colours. I am just aware it was taken using a Nikon D60 18-55 VR lens, ...
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How to convert focus image to out of focus in Photoshop?

I'm looking for an editing skill that let me be built out of a fouse image from focus image. By out focus, I mean totally out of focus not only blurry background. In reality, we can achieve this image ...
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how to edit like passing through a foggy glass

I wonder do you have any hint how to edit like the following style with photoshop?
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How were pictures turned from film to a big picture in a picture frame before digital scanning?

How did people after taking a picture with film and doing the chemical processes, get that small film image to become a big picture that could be framed and hung before the invention of a digital ...
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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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Simpler way to selected photo from paper in gimp?

When I scan photos on my printer, sometimes it is a dumb printer and does not take out the background, especially when there is a lot of white. How would I do this on my example photo other than ...
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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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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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How do I standardize white-balancing in Lightroom without using auto?

I want to edit a bunch of photos at once, in Lightroom, to have roughly the same white balance (as close to neutral as possible – not any artistic tinting, or anything). I use a Canon camera to shoot ...
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Is Photoshop slow because of shortage of ram or slow cpu?

I noticed that when I'm working with spot healing tool the cursor sometimes wouldn't respond or the brush overlay would stay for few seconds before applying the adjustment. My question is this ...
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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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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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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 ...