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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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Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning?

Do the graticules in the curves editor have any absolute meaning? The curves editor (in Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop/Lightroom, probably all other image manipulation programs) has divisions along the X ...
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How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the exposure slider to be a simple linear scaling (in the input color space, not in the working color space), ...
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How to find a pictures properties?

I took a picture and I really like the color and lighting in it so I was wondering if there is anyway to find out the properties, like the contrast/saturation/ tint etc, of it so I could replicate it ...
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Can I edit professionally with a MacBook 2010 (without retina display), or do I need a retina display?

I'm a beginner photographer. I've been having trouble editing for a long time because I have a MacBook Pro 2010 (without retina display) because that's the only thing I could afford right now. When ...
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Why do I lose details in the mid shadows?

I shoot Fuji X-series cameras. Adobe camera raw comes with a camera profile that matches the film emulations inside the camera. I like the colors produced by the Velvia profile (although they are ...
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sync images in Adobe Camera Raw

Is it okay to try to sync 120 images for star trails in ACR (level and increase exposure) or will that over-load the program putting all those files in at once?
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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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Do I edit before giving a client a choice, or let the client choose and then edit?

I am wondering if I charge per image, do I edit all the photos and then let the client choose or do they choose the ones for me to edit?
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Lightroom Alternative That Doesn't Use a Catalog

I am looking for lightweight Lightroom alternatives that have the following features. It's fine (even preferable) if this set of features is satisfied by multiple programs working together rather than ...
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Why high contrast increases color saturation?

for days I cannot find the answer on that question. Thing is simple: when I increase contrast (both with contrast slider, or with S-curve) in Lightroom/Photoshop, a saturation of the color is also ...
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Should I horizontally flip a client's portrait?

I have a corporate client for whom I did a shoot earlier this week. They complained that all the portraits were of the team members facing the same way and they like to do composite images of the team ...
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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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Zoom out a picture on a social media website [closed]

I am trying to upload a profile picture to linkedin. For some reason it almost always shows the head. I cannot zoom out further. (Although I can zoom in more) I want to able to zoom out more and be ...
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How do I convert a person in a photograph to an all-black silhouette?

I want to convert my image to solid black. to . How can I do this in photoshop?
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Program for self portrait technique, face profile

I am Martin. I am not famous. I am a regular man. I want to get one good photo of my face. Which technique will give me good results? I want to use software that makes my picture seems like ...
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Mystery: Instagram JFIF information reads “Photoshop”

Out of curiosity, I was digging my Mac cache files and found some blobs of Instagram pictures. Blobs are cache files stored without extensions (they can be, images, sounds, scripts etc.) I opened one ...
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How do I open a CR2 file?

Couple of days back I was on a trip with my friend. We took some great images with a Canon 50D in RAW mode. Due to lack of space in the SD card, we took out the SD card from the camera and inserted it ...
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How can I remove the blueish color tone from some pixels?

How can I remove the blueish color tone from the right half of the dog that was in a diffuse light / shadow in Photoshop? I've tried the color replacement brush and to select the colors but without ...
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How to properly remove an object that stick out above horizon using Photoshop?

I have the picture (file format: JPEG): I'm using Photoshop CC (2015.5.1). I'm trying to remove the building on the right side of the picture. It sticks up above horizon. I tried to remove the ...
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How to enlarge an 8x10 at 300 ppi to a poster or billboard sized print

How can I take an 8x10 @300 ppi and enlarge it to either a billboard size or a large standing poster ? To what extent can I enlarge it ?
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How is this filter done? [closed]

I was hoping someone could help me figure out what app or filter is used on these pictures? I've been trying to figure it out for days by looking into stereoscopic or vintage looks but I haven't had ...
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Can I create an “old polaroid” style with Nikon Picture Control?

I want my Nikon D810 to automatically post-process my shots so that they look like old polaroid/vintage photos. Therefore I want to create a Nikon picture control configuration file (with the program ...
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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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How can I speed up Lightroom when working with files on a NAS?

Are there any settings in Lightroom that help make the experience working with files stored on a NAS (and accessed over WiFi) any better? I know that the bottleneck is the speed of WiFi between the ...
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In Darktable, how do I know which images have been edited (have settings)?

I'm exploring Darktable and find it excellent. However, after I make changes in the Darktable editor, when I switch back to Lighttable, how can I determine which images have already been edited? ...
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Rights of a retouched work

I'm currently retouching photos for a client that is a bit skimpy on payment. Would watermarking my retouched version of their image be within my rights as a retoucher? I don't want them to have ...
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How can I refocus a downloaded Huawei P9 image?

I know of course, I can do it with the camera app on the phone if the "Aperture mode" has been activated. Is it possible to refocus such image once it's downloaded from the camera? How?
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Can deconvolution help improve the apparent sharpness of mirror lenses?

I have recently ordered a Samyang 500 mm/f6.3 mirror lens on eBay, for about £80, largely out of curiosity -- at the very least, it will be an interesting toy and I can always sell it. Mirror lenses ...
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Capturing and stitching images without distortion/perspective correction given perfect control

I'm working with a virtual scene and camera. Unfortunately, the program locks the render resolution at 1920x1080 with no direct workarounds. This is significantly lower than I'd like. Given the ...
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Can I edit my Northern lights photos that turned out black?

I went to Iceland in December and was given a Nikon D5500 as an unexpected Xmas gift (I've always been interested in photography, but never learnt anything formally). I tried to Google how to set up ...
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How would I edit a DSLR image to look like it was shot on an iPhone?

I got some decent fireworks pictures from this year's Fourth of July show. I was bragging about my "real" camera's ability to take shots like that compared to an iPhone. Some people objected to my ...
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How do you deliberately corrupt an image? [closed]

Im currently working on a project where I want to deliberately corrupt images. Iv been trying to do research of to how to do this for a few weeks now and just keep finding my self going in circles. I ...
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Camera Raw Adds Noise to My Image [duplicate]

I originally thought that saving my images as TIFs from PS was degrading my image quality until I realized that my RAW files were coming into PS that way. So I looked into it further and found that ...
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How to properly edit a “.jpg” photo from Lightroom in 3rd party editor

I have my catalog of jpegs setup in Lightroom. If I want to make an adjustment to a photo in a 3rd party editor (Exposure or Nik) Lightroom asks the following: Edit copy with LR adjustments Edit a ...
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How to retouch an old color photo with mold and damaged red channel?

I have a damaged photo. It has mold, and the red channel is damaged. The faces in that channel cannot be seen clearly. I have Photoshop CS6. Is there any idea to fix that? Original image: Red ...
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Seeing a lot of noise when editing in RAW

I'm editing some RAW images using RawTherapee, and after editing I'm seeing a significant amount of noise that wasn't present in the original RAW image. I'm increasing the exposure, contrast, and ...
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How do gamut warnings in LR soft proofing help?

While softproofing, there's a small option to the top right of the histogram that shows what colors are out of the gamut that the printer can print. So, what if a chunk of the image is shown under ...
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How different is making changes in soft proofing from print adjustments in LR?

In LR, see there are two ways to edit pictures intended for print. One is print adjustments in the Print section where you could change the brightness and contrast. The other is by making changes ...
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How do I edit non-RAW files from a wedding?

Recently my daughter got married at our home beside the river. As you can see in my profile pic... the river was muddy due to recent rain. It was the focal point of the event... we pushed the time ...
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How can I create glowing color and smooth skin detail like in this example portrait?

I've been shooting for a while now and learning my way through post processing. I really would love to have my photos come out with the look from the photo above. Can anyone point me in the direction ...
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In camera adjustments vs editing in Lightroom

Currently I have my camera settings set to shoot as raw as possible. There are saturation/contrast adjustment settings, auto high ISO noise reduction, auto CA correction, lens peripheral illumination ...
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take two shots, one for low frequency, one for high, and then combine

I do have to take pictures in a low light environment, where part of the assignment is to capture the naturally present light. (its a chill-lounge sauna) I could get higher ISO, and wider aperture, ...
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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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Best Lightroom Presets for muted colors look in Landscape photography

I am looking for some neat Lightroom Presets for landscape photography. I tried to achive a muted colors look myself, but my photos started to look a bit weird... Here are some examples of what I'm ...
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Is there any way to know in which software a photo has been edited?

Suppose a photo is edited in one image editing program first. Then the name of that program is usually displayed in EXIF data. When the edited picture is again opened and edited in different software, ...
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How to get the effect of blurred lights (bright light spots)? [duplicate]

The attached photo is clicked in a professional DSLR camera. How can I get a similar effect of blurred lights in an ordinary digital camera, Or How can I edit a image later to get this similar effect?
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will i lose data/quality converting my raw files to jpeg on my pc? [duplicate]

will converting raw files to jpeg be the same as taking a jpeg photo to begin with? or will I keep my raw quality converting it to jpeg post shoot?
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Method to edit britghtness and contrast of multiple photos (each conditioned differently)

We've been given a task to edit the brightness and contrast of around 1000 multiple different photos (each conditioned differently, different exposure, saturation, etc), so as to match the condition ...
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How can I fix the blur in this photo?

Someone else took this picture & the background was focused instead of us. please help.It was my farewell picture and It really would be great if someone can help me.
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Is it common for photographers to outsource editing (a.k.a. “overflow editing”)?

I've helped a few friend photographers by editing their photos when they're overloaded with work. They cull and edit the photos that go on the blog and I match their style and edit the rest. I've only ...