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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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 ...
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Can't open TIFF in camera raw/Nik Color EFX

I'm editing a picture of the beach I shot and it has a few adjustment layers. I wanted to save it and then open it in Color EFX to make other adjustments (detail enhancer etc.) and in Camera RAW to ...
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How to calculate the correct position for this inception style photo

I came across this post: How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved? Let's say those pictures have been taken by a drone, how would you calculate the positions (latitude, longitude), ...
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How do you fix a badly cropped portrait? [closed]

I am making a Dota 2 (video game) fan site. I want to use portraits of the characters of the game, but the game provides portraits that look really awkward when placed on a website: His head is ...
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Why my images get pixelated when I scale them up? [duplicate]

I'm a photographer, I usually edit photos through photoshop, lightroom. But when I try to scale the images it looks pixelated. I can't use the images for large banner or publishing. My camera model is ...
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Can you help identify this common style of photo editing, it's like a faded style? [duplicate]

These 2 photos below have a similar editing style, which I'm trying to identify. They're all like faded out and slightly bland/muted in colour, which I really like. Any ideas?
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Can I recreate this spark shower effect using a smartphone?

Original picture : https://www.instagram.com/p/BN2WgMujfIT/ Those flashy lines are what I'm talking about and the contrast of the whole picture in general, can I do this with a smartphone (with some ...
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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 make non-standard photo standard size

I have photoshop and wonder if I can solve this using that programme. We had a photoshoot done and the photographer has resized all the images to non-standard sizes. I would ike to get them printed ...
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How to create minimalistic avatar or a vector avatar of a photo using linux platform or Android phone? [closed]

Is there any way we can make a minimalistic cartoon avatar of our photo using softwares available for linux. On Windows it can be created using photoshop. But i don't know how to create the same using ...
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A photo effect that favours yellow & blue; What is its name & how is it done with GIMP?

I have recently come across several pictures that seem to have been modified to favour or skew towards both yellow and blue tones. The photo editing effect creates a special, somewhat cosy ambiance. ...
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Giga Selfie Tech Explanation

Can anyone help decipher the tech behind the Australia Tourism's Giga Selfie campaign? To know more about the campaign, click here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4LQnKdIBA0
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Can somebody tell me what effect is this?

I really liked this editing. What is this called? can somebody tell me please?
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When editing a photograph, with respect to which reference should I set the exposure?

Considering that people have different devices kept at different brightness levels for viewing photos, I feel that this lack of standardisation will hamper the intended look and feel of the photograph....
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How is this weird background / foreground angle shift achieved?

This video is a pretty crude rap music video, so I'll warn: NSFW. That being said, I noticed a pretty interesting image perspective change effect used throughout it, and I'm curious to know how the ...
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Does a RAW file in Photoshop contains all the data only while in Camera RAW or at all times in Photoshop?

So I open a RAW photo to edit in Photoshop, it opens the Camera RAW editor to select exposures and other meters. Once those are selected, I can open the image or open it as smart object. My question ...
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Touch Screens for editing photos

Original Question I'm looking for a new laptop. Other factors and tradeoffs aside, is it worth getting a touch screen for photo editing? I'm curious if anyone swears by (or at) editing photos on a ...
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Photoshop's color replacement tool changes to grey (instead of white) — how can I change a grey background to pure white?

I have a picture (File format: JPEG | Сolor depth: 24): I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC (2015.5.1). I need to change background color from grey to pure white [#FFFFFF / RGB(255, 255, 255)] Firstly, I ...
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How to fix a poorly stitched panorama

I was going through my photos from a few years ago and found a lovely panorama of some scenery (forest + sky) 3 pictures wide. I'd love to fix it up to be print-quality but really have no idea how to ...
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How to make a combined photo?

I want to combine several photos together (of the same field of view) so that I would get very detailed image. Is there any technology that can be used to do that?
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How to get the Milky Way bright enough without overexposing foreground objects?

I went out and captured the Milky Way and because I have a 18mm-55mm 1: f3.5 5.5 lens I had to turn the camera sideways and stitch them together in photoshop and just having to work with what I got at ...
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How to achieve matte effect?

Newbie here. I see pictures like this http://imgur.com/gallery/lcRQN or It feels like there's a matte effect or filter of some sort added on top here. Am I correct in assuming that? If so, how do I ...