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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What is the formula to upscale a photo?

Say I have an photo that is 2000 x 3000 pixels. I want a large print that is 20 inches by 30 inches. That means it will be 100 PPI. I’ve been told to upscale my photo before getting it printed. Why? ...
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If I ask someone at a printing shop to upscale a photo, what will he or she do?

I was sent a photo that was scanned at 300 DPI and it’s roughly 2000 x 2500 pixels. I’ve decided that I want to print it as a large print which will measure 20 inches x 30 inches and that works out ...
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How to simulate medium format film's faded pastel look?

How to replicate the faded pastel look of medium format film cameras, for example, that use Fujifilm Portra 400 film stock? The sequence of steps and effects, especially pertaining to hue and ...
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How do plugins manipulate an image?

This seems like an obvious question to me, but with no experience in using plugins I haven't been able to google the correct terms. When using a plugin such as the Nik collection by DxO in something ...
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How can Irfanview (1st choice) or GIMP (2nd choice) make pictures much less yellow?

How do I remove this yellow tint from pictures? My bathroom light is pure white, there should not be this yellow! My first choice is Irfanview, because it is easiest to use. Please confirm if ...
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How to match color range in two photos when colorizing (hue, saturation)?

Consider two outdoors photos taken with different cameras and different cities. You want to include both in the same photo series and therefore need to re-touch them with identical color profiles and ...
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Why does photo size in the same inches have a different pixel size?

A source says that in 300 dpi, a image size of 2700 x 4800 pixels is equal to 9 x 16 inches. However, after rescaling, 9 x 16 inches is actually 2880 x 1620 pixels. The ratio of both of these are ...
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Does photo quality deteriorate when you scale the image size larger?

If a scenic photograph is scaled double its original size to conform to some printing dpi/inches criteria, the default setting in Gimp appears as "cubic interpolation". Assuming this is the ...
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Photoshop setting to achieve specific look

We had someone create a vinyl image of our dog years ago. She needed a high quality photo and then converted it to this vinyl image. Does anyone know what settings are used to achieve this look?
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How can I invert colors in a virtual image up the greyscale?

I'm not sure if the title is really appropriate as I'm not that familiar with photo editing. Here's what I mean. I have that is mostly black and white. I want to make the black parts a little brighter,...
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What light is used in this photo?

I am a permanent make up artist. My work is good but I can’t take good photos of it. I use a ring light and iPhone. The result has no much details always orange or red tones I see international ...
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Help with lights in photos

first, I apologize for the writing of this post, since I do not speak English and I am still learning it My photos come out this way, I think it is the lens that is dirty, but I am not sure, I would ...
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Darktable disable auto correction

I am using darktable for editing my RAW photos and am really a newbie. When I open a new photo, some corrections are already applied, for instance "base curve", "sharpen" etc Is ...
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How to Improve Visibility of Photos for an Article

I have written up a science experiment for high school students where I take some photos of a swinging pendulum but it has been pointed out the photos of the pendulum are hard to see and that the ...
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How do I remove reflections from a bald-headed subject in post?

I was asked to take photos at night and this lovely guy had an unfortunate purple/blue light reflecting from the top of his head. How can I edit this please to remove the colour cast?
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I blended two photos taken 5 minute apart and it looks unnatural. Can you show me how you would fix this?

I took this shot a while ago. When this was taken, it was still too dark so you can see high noise towards the bottom half of the picture. I took a very similar shot about 5 minutes later As you can ...
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How can I take a photo like this of a necklace?

I want to take a photo just like this photo. The necklace doesn't look like it has put on a flat surface. How can I achieve this? Thank you.
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How do I merge two photos with a transition from the color photo to the black-and-white photo?

I am new to this forum and have a rudimentary query. I have two images of the same scenery, one colored and one black and white. I want to merge the two photos so that the final photo contains one ...
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"Move" focus in post-processing

I have this photo which I am happy with. And I would not be able to find puffins everyday so difficult to reshoot the image. The focus of the bird is on its tail and not the eye. Is it a way to "...
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How to 'photoscan' large artwork canvases by combining multiple photos into single high resolution digital image without glare

Have a number of large (4x6 foot/ 120x180cm) acrylic paintings that I want to capture digital images of that will be suitable for re-printing large replicas of the paintings. Ideally, want to capture ...
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Is there an optical/photographic reason for the difference between product and its product image?

I recently bought this wristwatch from a major online store, which was advertised with the following image: One of the reasons I picked it is were the black pointers and markers. The watch I actually ...
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What is this kind of photograph of a sort of frame-by-frame of runners called?

I would love to look up the best tips and tricks to set up these kinds of shots and post processing them. Is there a standard name for these kinds of shots, what are they called?
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Can the spatial distortion of wide-angle photographs be reversed?

I’ve been window-shopping online for a house recently and find that almost all the pictures posted by real estate agents are wide-angle shots, sometimes extremely so. That got me wondering if there's ...
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Zooming into RAW images

Hey there I was wondering why is it when I zoom into an image I took it looks grainy & pixalated. The image will be taken at an iso of 100 and look sharp on the the camera but not as sharp on a ...
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How do I create an infinite picture-in-picture effect?

I want to take a picture of an empty frame on a wall, then digitally edit that photo into itself infinite times. So the result should be a picture of a frame, which contains the same picture, which ...
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How to edit an image without changing its dpi? [closed]

I have an image with a dpi of 600,600, but when i edit it, the dpi reduces to a very small value. How can I edit it without changing the dpi?
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Is there an automatic way to size and position a certain object in a series of images?

For example, I want to achieve something like this youtube video where the face is perfectly sized and positioned every frame https://youtu.be/65nfbW-27ps The creator of the video mentions that he had ...
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Why do I lose my edits after creating HDR raw files in Adobe CC Bridge ACR and enhancing them,

I'm a 20 year user of Photoshop and never had this happen before. After creating HDR raw files in Adobe CC Bridge ACR and enhancing them, I lost all of the edits after moving the files (note: the xmp ...
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What size image does virtual photography produce? [closed]

I see there is an emerging field called " Virtual Photography" essentially taking images out of a video game I am an experienced photographer having processed my own film, and now teach ...
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Can I extract photo from multi exposure photo from a Pentax K-70?

I accidentally selected the multi exposure mode on my Pentax K-70, so all my photos are overlapping. Is there a way to extract the original photos?
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What are lightroom alternatives for netbook with 2gb ram and a atom mobile processor [closed]

I have an acer switch 10 detachable notbook which has 2gb of ram and Atom Z3735F @1.33GHZ as processor.I want an photo editing software which can come close to adobe lightroom.Please let me know some ...
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How to check if a photo is edited (even basic edits like exposure and white balance)?

A competition I want to participate in demands that they want unedited photos. The submission should not even have basic edits like brightness, saturation, white balance etc They claim they'll check ...
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Grayscale image so that the red text could not be differentiated [closed]

I have this screen capture and I want to edit this with photoshop or any other software you recommend: As you see there are two red colored texts and the remaining of the text is just normal black. I ...
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Photoshop 22.3: Change photo perspective

I've stitched together a few screenshots using google street view and now I want to change the perspective of the photo. It's current view is from the street, I want to change the view as though your ...
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Remove brushed aluminum texture from photo

So, I have 10-12 aluminum water bottles painted in various colors. Some of them are painted in a flat finish while some others have a semi transparent paint which shows the brushed aluminum texture. ...
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How to create a more natural look using Strobe lights for watch photography?

I am fairly new to product photography and recently ditched my lightbox for strobe lights to create a more natural and true to the eye look on my watches. The lightbox lighting gave more a dark ...
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How to move multiple layers to another tab in Photoshop

I usually don't work with photography, so I apologize if my question sounds stupid, but I am doing a small project, and I need help with Photoshop and layers. I have one image with multiple different ...
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color correcting scans

I got an Epson ff-680w but can't find any way to color correct the scans using a calibrated profile. My understanding is that this is the main thing to look out for when trying to scan in archive ...
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Is changing of width and height of smart object image by using free transform OR resizing of the image the same things?

I'm not very good in Photoshop tools, can someone help me to understand; Is changing of width and height of smart object image by using free transform, OR resizing the image, the same thing? If I ...
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How can I edit EXIF Data based on the filename?

I've moved all the photos from my phone to PC (something that I did multiple times along the years from multiple phones) and the date taken is different from the actual date or doesn't exist at all (...
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How to perfectly overlap two photos?

I have some old postcards of a street and I would like to make the same photo nowadays. Of course, I will shot from the same place I thought the photo was shot, but I will use a different camera and ...
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How can I edit this photo in RawTherapee to increase the details in both the subject and the background clouds?

I recently took this photo, and by playing around in RawTherapee was able to bring out two particular aspects of the image that I really like. First, the original (This is a "save" of the ...
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How can I improve the crop on this photo?

I have this photo of a vine that I've finally level-adjusted to a point where I'm mostly satisfied, but the crop is giving me trouble. I used the Rule of Thirds to set my crop area, and it seems about ...
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How can I improve my food photography?

I would like some help with how to achieve these kind of photo looks in my food photography – whether it be camera settings or how to edit, I'd like to achieve a consistent theme and have my images ...
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Calculate white border size before printing

I'm currently looking to print an A1 size of one of my photographs from Snapfish or similar, but I want to print it with a white border, so that when it is framed, the picture has a visible white ...
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How do I recreate this cream/neutral tone preset?

How do I recreate this cream/neutral tone preset? Here are more pictures: https://imgur.com/a/pZE9CZX
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What is the importance of background color when removing the background?

We are looking to make product images like this: https://prnt.sc/1067x5x . This is one of the best results that we have achieved with smartphone camera. Our process: Place an item on a grey ...
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What are my model rights about paid photos?

If I pay a photographer for a photoshoot and all images taken and edited of me, do I need their permission to use it for Magazine articles or promotional purposes including event flyers? Do I still ...
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Creating a LUT in Photoshop with a Vignette

I’m trying to create an LUT in Photoshop that includes a vignette that makes the centre of the image brighter. I would usually achieve this effect by creating a new fill layer (new gradient fill), ...
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Is there a better way to "smooth out" CMYK halftones other than just blurring?

I'm trying to get the best possible scan of a CD cover (although this would apply to any print media using CMYK halftoning). With the highest setting on my scanner (3200dpi) I quickly run into the DPI ...

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