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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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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 ...
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How did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop? [duplicate]

Photoshop is very popular for retouch pictures taken by photographers. But how did photographers touch up photographs before the invention of Adobe Photoshop?
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Hiding stretch marks - During shooting or editing

Pretty straight-forward question: What's the best strategy to hide stretch marks? I've noticed that during shooting, the angle of the light can severely impact their visibility. But I can't find a ...
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What are the basic rules to put a logo in your photos without spoiling them? [duplicate]

What are the basic rules to put a logo in photos which are taken by you? Where to add a logo that makes a picture more beautiful rather than spoiling it?
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How do I stop facebook from turning my pictures literally Red/Orange [closed]

Every time I edit pictures from shoots I get them to the exact pale way I want them in photoshop, I have tried saving the images as Jpeg, PNG and Tiff. I always do 2048 for size, but facebook always ...
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Photostacking - Why does this technique fail for my astrophotos?

Last week I went to Tahoe to do some astrophotography. I watched this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rydg7JGTAbw) about image stacking to reduce noise in my photos so I decided to give it a ...
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How do I take a photo like this? [closed]

I really like the pictures taken by Kat Irlin, and I want to achieve the effect or the looks of the pictures she takes. Here is a sample below.
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What Linux software might deliver a better default rendering of a Nokia 1020 dng file than an old version of darktable?

I wanted to migrate from windows(lightroom) to Linux (Darktable) for several reasons, I've got a Nikon D3100 as my main camera, I haven't had problems with .NEF files, but today I tried to edit one of ...
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In Lightroom, how do you make changes to the background of a photo without affecting the subject

For example, I was editing a photo where the subject has blonde hair. I wanted to tone down some yellow leaves in the background but this was also changing the colour of the hair. Is this possible? I ...
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Enhancing and Re-texturing with Photoshop

I have a picture of very low quality, I want to add the detail back by using textures from the internet. I know in video games a lot of time people will go and "re-texture" in game textures to give ...
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New photo/video loop app seen on instagram, what is it called?

I saw an brand new iPhone (possibly Android too) Video/Photo app when I was browsing Instagram. Unfortunately I didn't like any of their pictures or their instagram promo page for the app. The app ...
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Is out-of-focus photography very niche or lost cause? [closed]

I recently decided to ditch my typical style of photography and opt to experiment with having the objects out of focus. I'm slightly indifferent with the results (as I'm learning this effect, will ...
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Can I change the color only of the bokeh in Photoshop?

Say I capture two photos of the same object. The second one with a light pointed towards the camera but away from the lens's optical path so the light creates bokeh. And in Ps, I want to stack these ...
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Has this image apparently depicting a block of wood which looks like a dog's face been digitally altered?

I recently came across this photograph which looks extraordinarily suspect: Can the Photo.SE community determine if it is fake? I've played with the Gamma, Brightness, and other levels but cannot ...
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Gold Label Products Photography Best Practice

I need some help with this shots. Recently I did some shooting for this wine business, and since the beginning and even before, they had this problem with some labels like the one attached. Question ...
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Export multiple sizes of a picture with darktable

In darktable's lighttable I can export JPEGs from my raw pictures and specify a max width and height. If I need multiple versions of a raw picture, e.g. sky.dng exported with 3840x2160/1920x1080/...
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What is the term for a crop which doesn't preserve center?

The visible parts of an object, and it's parts with relation to each other, change as it moves through our visual field. Consider a plus sign + floating in front of a minus sign -. If you were ...
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black edge on photo

I have been using a Nikon D300s and using View NX2 to edit my photos. Since the last upload, when I try to edit a photo the lower part on a horizontal photo or the right side on a vertical photo ...
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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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Is there software other than Lightroom that offers local Laplacian filters? (Or similar.)

I believe that the "highlights", "shadows" and "clarity" faders in Lightroom are an interface to an algorithm called local Laplacian filters. (See also a short video on the topic.) Those controls in ...