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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Darktable : using a style to deactivate an operation when exporting a file

I usually set a watermark on my photos and I would like to be able to deactivate sometimes the watermark when I am exporting files from the light table. Long ago, with an old version of Darktable, I ...
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An image with lower resolution is of higher file size while that of a higher resolution is of lower file size. How does that happen?

This image having resolution: 3200x2192 pixels has file size: 5.86 MB while this one has resolution of 6000x4000 pixels but file is of 4.55 MB. What is happening in both cases? Any help to clear up ...
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Is there a software to automatically crop a scan of multiple images? ( Windows 10 ) [duplicate]

I want to digitize my old family albums using a scanner and there are lots of photos in them. Thus far, my method has been to scan 4 images at a time and then manually cropping them in a simple editor ...
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Fear of underexposure despite proper exposure in editing program?

I'm constantly afraid that my images are underexposed for I'm playing a lot with light and shadow and like to shoot at night. Even though in my picture editing program the image seems well exposed ...
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Saturation and contrast in photography vs video

I've observed different ways and styles to edit photography, and sometimes "cinematic" photography. And I've observed in some places photography tends to have strong contrast and saturation. Very ...
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Manually align images for time lapse

I've been taking a picture of myself everyday for a few months now. I haven't used a tripod, so the images are not aligned at all. I'm looking for some type of software that will allow me to manually ...
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What's the best noise reduction method to use with RAW files in an open source image processor?

I have been fighting with the noise reduction of the following image in darktable: I used this website: https://tomassobekphotography.co.nz/articles/reducing-noise-in-Darktable.php and tried all the ...
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How does Renato D'Agostin achieve these super minimalist and high-contrast photos?

So there's a photographer named Renato D'Agostin who is renowned for his very high-contrast and minimalist photos, and while I don't want to recreate his style per se, I do want to try to replicate ...
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Batch edit “canvas” of photos with different aspect ratio

I have a batch of images that are of different size and aspect ratio. I need to give them all a square canvas (x=y) with the image in the center. With the imaging software that I am using (photoshop &...
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How to edit sunsets & sunrises to achieve a soft, peachy-pink color over the usual orange?

Can you please help me figure out how to achieve the soft, peachy-pink coloring on the sand and light in the images below? Usually, my sunsets/sunrises are much more orange and when I try to edit, I ...
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Make Text from Image More Readable

Is there a particular agorithm to maximize visibility of text from image below? I am not very familiar with Adobe products, so are there suggested filters I could utilize? Thank you!
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Do I lose information every time I add an adjustment layer to an 8bit image in Photoshop?

A friend told me that one of the disadvantages of working with 8bits images within Photoshop is that every time I add an adjustment layer I lose some data. Is that true? Is there a quantifiable ...
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Why does Lightroom not have a cyan-red slider for color correction?

They have color correction sliders for yellow-blue and green-magenta but not for red-cyan, unlike in Photoshop. It is really annoying to go into Photoshop when I need to make those simple adjustments -...
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How to imitate the blur on subject outlines after removal of background using GIMP?

Using GIMP I masked out an unwanted person who was situated in the background of my image. This person was partially concealed by my subject. I used the path tool to trace the outlines of my subject ...
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What is a blown out background?

I've started using Photoshop recently and a lot of people mention "blown out backgrounds", and how to stop them — but never explain what they are. Could someone explain?
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How to edit colours in an area with Lightroom's Color Mixer?

I have a picture where I'd like to emphasize the blue sky without messing up the colour of the clouds. To do this I thought I'd use the Color Mixer in Lightroom, which gives me the effect I want. ...
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What's the name for the technique where a portrait-oriented image is filled-out to a landscape one with a scaled-up blurred version of the same image?

It is very common nowadays, specially with smartphone videos and photos. It consists of adding the same picture zoomed in the background, to turn a portrait image into a landscape one, as seen below. ...
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How did Apple create the Catalina dynamic desktop background?

The new version of macOS, Catalina, includes a "dynamic" desktop background featuring photos of Catalina Island throughout various times in the day. Here's two of the eight different images: You ...
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Why do most Lightroom presets seem to look better if I do some basic color and light correction and then apply the preset on the exported TIFF?

I've noticed that most (if not all) presets seem to look better if I first correct the exposure on the CR2 file (I work with Canon). If I first adjust shadows, whites contrast and etc, and them when ...
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Someone used a photo I edited in a YouTube video. Can I copyright strike that channel?

I used a photo from the internet and edited it. I am not the original owner. I used it in a YouTube video. Another YouTuber made a screenshot of the photo I edited and then used it in their video. ...
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How can i perfectly photoshoot clothing so all the details will be clear and look also like 3D? [duplicate]

I would like to know the best way to photoshoot clothing so it will be perfect to show on e-shop . The details of the clothing must be very clear and look like 3D. Please let me know what i must use ( ...
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How to see comments and copyright info on Nikon D3500?

I've set a comment and copyright info on Nikon D3500, but they aren't visible on the photo and neither is time stamp. Is there any extra setting to make them visible?
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How do I access raw photos from Nikon D3500, if imported photos on my phone always appear in jpg format?

I recently bough Nikon D3500 and I shoot in jpg+raw mode. In the history of taken photos, however, there's only one copy of each photo, rather than two. Similarly, when I import the photos to edit ...
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Why do I get noisy results when converting from raw to jpeg?

I am using ACDSee Photo Studio Professional 2019 and shooting with a Canon 80D (storing raw+jpeg files from the camera). In the past I've shot mostly jpeg files and fine-tuned them in ACDSee with ...
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How do you turn day into night and night into day? [duplicate]

Easily to explain hard to do. I wonder if its possible for me to take photo of my street in the day and make it look like night because night photography is beautiful but night requires high shutter ...
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Which programs can be used for landscape night photography stacking on a Mac?

I am interested in landscape night photography and would like to avoid star trails. The research I did so far suggests that I should use image stacking to accomplish this but I am having some trouble ...
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How to take a photograph of transparent objects and photoshop it into pure white background?

Original Photo: Masked Photo (in photoshop): I used a black background as to make it supposedly easier to see the object. But I guess since it's transparent it messes it up. I was using a ...
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Is it moral to remove/hide certain parts of a photo, as a photographer?

This question came to my mind when I asked this question. Kindly have a look on it and the accepted answer there. You'll see: Photo is cropped A white vertical bar thing is hidden A pipe nearby ...
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How do I make my photos have more impact?

I'm a new photographer and so I decided to start out with a relatively cheap, easy to use DSLR: the canon rebel t6 (EOS 1300D). With the camera, I also have the standard 18-55 and 75-300 mm lenses; ...
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Why does an increase in Y' channel contrast result in apparent desaturation?

And is this the same phenomenon we see when colours appear less saturated during the middle of the day versus dawn and dusk (when luma contrast is reduced)?
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Move Album from Lightroom CC to Lightroom Classic

I've been using Lightroom CC for a while now, but recently I started using Lightroom Classic as well. I know how to sync all photos from Lightroom CC with Lightroom Classic, but I'd like to add all ...
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Is there a way to change the aspect ratio of a DNG file?

I am shooting raw DNGs through an anamorphic lens that squeezes my image by a factor of 1.33 in the horizontal direction. I can easily correct the aspect ratio by opening the image in Photoshop and ...
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How to smooth gradient of an overexposed sky on a raw file?

I'm editing a back-lighted portrait. Sky backwards it's mostly overexposed, but some information was preserved on the upper left corner of the frame. I shooted on both JPG and RAW (canon's CR2) This ...
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Image extraction work

Hope everyone is doing good and I really need some help with regards to automate the image extraction work. We usually receive team/group images and the majority of the groups are shot on a natural ...
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Is there any proof that high saturation and contrast makes a picture more appealing in social media?

Atm I'm editing some images (Mainly photos of landscapes and food) for a social media campaign. My supervisor is confident that adding high saturation and contrast will lead to more attention in ...
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How to find an angle and a distance for clicking picture of a distorted artwork to achieve 3D effect?

If you know about 3D pencil artworks, you would know people draw it distorted (generally length is enlarged i.e., stretched from bottom to top) first and then click a picture at some angle (30-40 ...
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What's the simplest way to add water mark using DPP4 that is professional looking? [duplicate]

Whats the best but simplest way to add water mark using DPP4? I cant find anything to create and save watermarks to use.
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Photoshop alternatives for creating triptychs

I was looking through the StackExchange Photography section before I posted my question. I want to make a triptych of a single imagine essentially cutting it into three equal parts. I don't have ...
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Gimp perspective tool is not actually transforming

I've uploaded a screenshot below to illustrate the problem. I've dragged a jpeg into Gimp, clicked on the perspective tool, and then attempted to use it...but as you can see, it's not actually ...
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What does the Gamma histogram represents?

I do not understand what does the Gamma Adjustment histogram represents, as it differs a lot from the regular brightness histogram. Would very much appreciate an explanation :) Here taken from Canon'...
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How to emulate 1950s studio-style photo?

How can I emulate a 40's and 50's studio-style photo?
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How to convert focus image to out of focus in Photoshop?

I'm looking for an editing skill that let me be built out of a fouse image from focus image. By out focus, I mean totally out of focus not only blurry background. In reality, we can achieve this image ...
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How were pictures turned from film to a big picture in a picture frame before digital scanning?

How did people after taking a picture with film and doing the chemical processes, get that small film image to become a big picture that could be framed and hung before the invention of a digital ...
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Simpler way to selected photo from paper in gimp?

When I scan photos on my printer, sometimes it is a dumb printer and does not take out the background, especially when there is a lot of white. How would I do this on my example photo other than ...
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how to edit like passing through a foggy glass

I wonder do you have any hint how to edit like the following style with photoshop?
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How to Content Aware Fill with Lightroom / Photoshop without converting from raw to tiff

I have a panorama that has some white space I can't really crop out. I tried merging in Photoshop and it had an option to content aware fill empty spots. This worked out almost perfectly. The issue is ...
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Washed out colors in Irfanview

Someone sent me some very large JPEG pictures, like 15mb each. They look fine in Windows Photo Viewer (Windows 7), but they appear extremely dull and washed out in Irfanview. It's like half of the ...
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Is Photoshop slow because of shortage of ram or slow cpu?

I noticed that when I'm working with spot healing tool the cursor sometimes wouldn't respond or the brush overlay would stay for few seconds before applying the adjustment. My question is this ...
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Automatic & intelligent crop 1,000 images

I have about 1,000 scanned / photographed images, each with different formats but all with rectangular/square shape, that need to be cropped to remove the background and the white space around the ...
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What would be the best way to make pictures taken with different cameras to look the same?

I am working on cleaning up an Instagram page and one problem I have come across is that there are a lot of pictures on that page. They come from different cameras, lighting and focuses and I was ...

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