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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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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 ...
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I was wondering if somebody could guess what the attached photo's lens spec could be? I'm aware it's rather edited but any guesses?

Love this image but not sure what camera spec I'd need to get such a crisp look?
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Does over- or underexposed give the most life-like post-edit results?

I have a Canon 600D with a 70-200 f/4 L lens, and I often photograph people outside in bright daylight. Now, I always shoot RAW and do some post-editing in Photoshop/Lightroom, but I'm not sure how to ...
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How do I rotate a lot of digital photos by 180 degrees in one operation?

I have several thousand images taken with a GoPro that are upside-down. I'm looking for a way, an app really, that can flip them all, 180 degrees, in one operation. I have looked at every option in ...
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What brand of laptop should I buy for photo editing? [closed]

I am just beginning to really excel in photography, and am in need of a new laptop. (I have been using a Chromebook but I can't download editing applications that I want.) I want to buy a new laptop, ...
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How was the twilight blue color effect in this photo produced?

I really wonder, when I see some people showing their creativity, composition sense, and light sense through their photographs. I just came through such a photo now. This is the photo: I saw this ...
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Is adjusting white balance before and after taking the photo same? [duplicate]

There is an option in my phone camera to adjust the white balance before taking photo. Again after taking the photo I can adjust it in any photo editing app. Do these two produce the same thing? I ...
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How do I convert multiple JPG images to PNG at once in Photoshop?

I have a folder that has lot of JPG files. Now I want to convert all of them into PNG files. I searched on YouTube but didn't understand the methods. Further they weren't efficient as they had to do ...
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Create versions of originals and export as JPEGS with metadata?

I have a library of 20,000+ JPG images and I've now decided it is time to clean up the collection: sort, edit, crop, straighten, delete etc. So I have a few questions: By editing a JPG and exporting ...
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Is there any Photoshop effect that can create vertically distorted bokeh as one sometimes sees in film and video?

I was wondering, is there any way to get bokeh that looks something like this (vertically distorted bokeh) in the still from Pharrell Williams's Happy video? Or is there a Photoshop filter that does ...
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Old photography effect in Photoshop

I don't know anything about photography so I'm sorry if it's a stupid question. Can I recreate something like this in Photoshop with a photo I took with smartphone?
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Finding out what filter was used in this photo, or simple things like contrast, saturation, etc

I'm sure this was used by an app, but I'd still like to know so I may recreate this 'ethereal' looking filter..
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What are the main differences between editing with Adobe Lightroom vs Adobe Spark?

My Chromebook won't allow me to install Lightroom, but I can use Adobe Spark. I'm wondering what are the pros and cons of each of them?
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Looking for tips for indoors maternity shoot

Photography is my weekend hobby and I am still in the basic skill level. I recently upgraded to a used Nikon D80 with DX AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens and I am still learning how to use it. I have really ...
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Is it ok to shoot plants with a green screen for chroma key?

I need to go outside and take pictures of specific plants in one area, then remove the background, resulting in a just-white background. Right now I only have a GREEN screen (for chroma key). ...
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Creative use of burning and dodging

Exactly how can we use burning and dodging to to isolate the subject and create strong points of interest in a photograph ? There are a lot of Internet articles on how to dodge and burn but they do ...
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How would one digitize a thick book into a PDF version in the most time-efficient way, using only a camera and a computer? [closed]

I have a: dSLR camera (Canon EOS) + no tripod latest commercial version of Adobe Acrobat a computer with internet frugal character I also own a physically printed and bound book of over 600 pages I ...
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Merging pictures of the Sun at the same location

I'm teaching an astronomy class in the fall and I had this idea for a photo project. I want my class to take a daily picture of the Sun (around sunrise) at the exact same location and having the ...
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Reverse engineer used presets and styles?

Having original photo and modified one (applied styles on whole photo, not regions), is there a tools that can reverse-engineer made changes? The output would be the list of changes that can be ...
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Photo filter: What is the name of this filter [duplicate]

This is my first post here. I am new to photography. I am amazed with some of the beautiful works people are doing. Equally I have started to love the power of filters. I jus saw the following photo: ...
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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 create a double exposure image in Photoshop?

I have two photos I want to use to create a double exposure image. How can I do this with Photoshop CS5?
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Adjusting eyebrows elegantly

I'm seeking suggestions for ways of correcting problems with the appearance of "eyebrows" in images taken at a 21st birthday celebration. I discovered retrospectively that the 'birthday girl' (Rachel) ...
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Batch process for displaying date & name stamp on photos [duplicate]

I could not find a dedicated photo-editing section, hence posting here. Apologies if wrong place. Query: I have thousands of photos, which I need to show time/date/custom-text on all photos. ...
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How can I remove white stripes from an old photo without losing detail?

I have this old photo: I want to remove these vertical white stripes from it. I have managed to remove it by using the darken blend mode with motion blur, but as you can see down below, I have lost ...
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What sort of post-processing can improve this washed out image?

The original image [ISO => 400, F11, 1/320 seconds, -1/3 EV] looks washed out, may be because of bright day light overhead. In GIMP, if I apply Tools => Color Tools => Levels => Auto, the picture ...
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What are the advantages of editing a larger image?

If I have an image which is 2000px by 2000px, and the same image at 500px x 500px, what are the advantages of editing the larger image and scaling down afterwards?
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Why doesn't my Gimp perspective transform apply to the entire image?

I'm trying to correct the perspective of a photo in GIMP, but I can't seem to get it to apply to the entire image. The transformation applies to a small area and leaves empty white space around it. I ...
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Why are my pictures darker when I download them off of my camera? [closed]

I'm trying to download some pictures off of my camera and either on a flash drive, onto my computer, or even online, and whenever I try to do so the pictures become dull and dark. This is quite a ...
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How to let users make a photo selection online (pick flag rate)? [closed]

I take all my pictures in RAW, I only want to edit the keepers (obviously) and my users want to make a selection themselves, so pick/discard,flag, rate. Is there a way to have them do that online? ...