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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Image processing & editing: what is an “unmanipulated” image?

What is considered an "unmanipulated" image? As defined by photo.net: Unmanipulated a single uninterrupted exposure cropping to taste common adjustments to the entire image, e.g., color ...
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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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When editing white balance on a computer, should I tweak tint or temperature first?

Changing the value of one affects the appearance of the other, hence it makes a difference whether you change the tint value first and then move on to the temperature, or the other way around.
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What are the merits of using a particular image file format?

If I edit an image file using some application like GIMP, Photoshop or MS Paint, while saving I will be asked to select the required file-format. There are different formats available, the common ones ...
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How to improve sky's saturation and contrast to get a similar result?

Have a look at these two pictures: The first is mine, but is so...flat. (You can find the original here.) I took my photo with a Canon EOS 100D, while the second was taken with a Nikon. I cannot ...
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Are there written guides or rules of thumb for setting color saturation, clarity, vibrance, etc. in post-processing (or in general)?

This isn't another "how do I get a picture to look like such-and-such-link-inserted-here in LR" question. There's a saturation (no pun intended) of these questions here. Interesting, but not general ...
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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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How to identify photoshop-edited files

If I have saved an image in JPG format after doing some edits, is there a way to identify that it is edited with Photoshop?
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How to remove markings from black and white photo?

I scanned in an old B&W photo that has pen scribbles on it. What's the best way to remove these marks and restore the photo? Here are the examples: I don't have access to Adobe photo software. ...
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Why does opening photos in Windows preview result in a yellowish tint?

I have a weird case wich I expect someone can solve. I have edited some photos in Lightroom and exported them to Flickr. When I download them in another computer and open them in the Windows Preview (...
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What is lost when RAW is exported to TIFF for editing?

Is anything lost when you export from (Canon) RAW files to TIFF? For context: I backup and archive my RAW files, and keep a separate (Aperture) library for exported JPEGs. So far my workflow has been ...
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Is there any method to transfer edits made in Lightroom to Aperture or vice versa?

I am always on the fence between Lightroom and Aperture, but I am also thinking about the future, when new software shows up. Is there any way to export edits made in one of the programs and import it ...
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How to convert JPEG to RAW in Photoshop or similar?

I am having a competition in which I have to submit images in RAW format. But I have already clicked some images with Nikon D3200 in JPEG.Is there any way to convert JPEG to RAW format in Photoshop or ...
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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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What should I consider for cropping aspect ratios?

The question What things should one take into account when looking at cropping a photo? asks about factors that affect composition during cropping. I'm interested in a very specific sub-set of this, ...
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How to reduce glare from glass during photo editing?

I have taken a picture of a person standing inside the house via a window. being outside, of course there is glare. I don't mind the glare as an artistic item, but wondered if there is a way to ...
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Should engagement photos all be edited with the same style?

I did an engagement shoot this past weekend (the actual proposal followed by some staged photos) for some friends. We plan on doing a more staged shoot later on. For context this was all shot on a ...
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How is this changing vertical perspective effect achieved?

I came across few pictures of this kind, but find it difficult to search for the way people make them. What kind of settings you should use in your camera, and do you use photoshop after that? ...
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How to Bulk-Crop many images whitespace?

I want to crop the white space in 300 pictures Is there any software out there that does it?
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Darktable - How to do localized editing with masks?

I have started using darktable in a linux machine for photo editing (new to it). Darktable has a mask feature which allows you to create masks on a image. http://www.darktable.org/2013/04/masks/ I'...
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How to choose a good external monitor for photo editing

I have a 13 inch macbook pro and its about the only computer I own. I'm very much into photography these days and the small 13" screen somehow doesn't feel adequate to get a real feel of the photos. ...
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What options are there for reviewing photographs on an iPad

I am a mediocre photographer, so I take lots of photos and delete most of them. I thought I would be able to load the photos on to the iPad and review and delete them when convenient, but you can't ...
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Save an underexposed foreground without blowing out the background

I recently shot my sister-in-laws wedding for the bridal party preparations, a good day was had by all and I've got a good number of shots I'm really happy with. Unfortunately there is a group of ...
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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 to do the same crop on a batch of photos?

I've got a batch of photos (an owl coughing up a pellet in case you're curious). I want to make an animated GIF out of them, but the result would be improved if they were all given an identical crop ...
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How useful is a tablet for photo editing?

I understand the value of using a tablet like a Wacom Intuos for Graphic Design. But with Photography Editing how useful is the use of a tablet?
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What should be considered for employee photos to put on company's website?

I work in the entertainment industry and am looking to produce friendly looking images of our employees (sales managers, customer support people, and so on) to put on our company's website. What ...
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What Photoshop plugins are must haves? [closed]

When you as a photographer edit your photos in Photoshop (after some processing using Camera Raw or Lightroom) are there any Plug-ins/Actions/etc. (free or paid) that are must haves for you as a ...
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Software to auto correct lens distortion based on photo

A photo contains digital information about the make of the camera the focal length,etc. Does any software use this information and auto correct the lens distortion in the photo. I know that Photoshop ...
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How could I edit armpit stains out of a photograph?

This is an amateur photo of my sister - how would I edit out the armpit sweat stains from walking around all day? image cropped to save space - original available on click-through
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What does the “I'm feeling lucky” function in Picasa 3 do?

I took a bunch of pictures this weekend and then ran them through Picasa's "I'm feeling lucky" function. As always, I was pretty impressed with the differences. Here's an example: Unprocessed After "...
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How can I edit pictures of people that have vitiligo?

It's a question about photo editing : What would be a trick to reduce the visibility of the white stains of the skin due to "vitiligo" (Vitiligo is a strange illness(?) that make the skin been totally ...
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How do I get this oversatured-but-not, blown-out-but-not, subtly surreal look?

If you look at the buildings here, they're super-white and blown out-seeming. On the other hand, the black shoes are super-black, as if hand-tinted – same with the green of the leaves. Overall there's ...
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How can I capture an image like the stars over a landscape as in the Ubuntu Forever wallpaper?

I am new to photography. I like the Ubuntu 14.04 forever wallpaper the most. I am interested in developing similar photography (or a similar technique, if any). How can this be accomplished? Does ...
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How do I remove the blue glow that surrounds the windows in my photograph?

Here is a picture. How do I remove the blue glow that surrounds the windows in the top right corner? Here's a second example: Not sure if this information is any use, but the picture was taken ...
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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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What factors should one consider when charging for editing and organizing photos?

I've agreed to catalog a large group of photos for an online project for a relative. In addition, I will be doing some light editing of the photos for clarity of image, etc., as I go along. I've been ...
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How do I adjust colour casts between photos taken at different times?

I have several photos of similar subjects on the same background. As they were taken outside at different times, the lighting conditions are different, and so the colours in the photos aren't ...
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How can I automatically digitally remove shifting sensor dust speckles from a large series of photos?

While in the desert, my sensor became dusty. I was out for weeks and did not notice this until the end of my trip, so I have hundreds of photos with sensor dirt. Throughout the vacation, dust ...
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How Do I Use Layer Masks in Photoshop CS5? [closed]

I use photoshop cs5 and I want to know how to do a mask layer (i think thats what i want)? i want to edit the foreground separate to the background and I can''t figure out the easiest way to separate ...
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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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Will editing an image in a significant way alter copyright?

I have heard in the past that editing an image to make it significantly different than its original form will allow you to use it without worrying about copyright laws. Is this true?
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Love these colors/style - tips on achieving the same look?

I'm looking for some advice on achieving the look this photographer has: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yosigo/4670815511/ I love the style and tones of everything. Wondering what sort of thing, both ...
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Free Batch Photo Watermaker?

I want to place a small logo in the bottom of about 100 images at onces. Is there a cool, free and easy program I can download where I can do this? I basically want to place a signature watermark in ...
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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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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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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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Comparing 1:1 zoom on a 27“ screen at 2560 x 1440 vs 22” screen at 1680 x 1050

When using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom for example, and zooming the photo at 1:1 ratio, when you work on a 22" screen at 1680 x 1050, there is an great inside zoom. On such a screen the pixel are ...
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What are the disadvantages of focus stacking?

Taking a few landscape shots and was wondering how you would make both the front and back of the photos sharper. Came across Focus Stacking but my biggest concern right now is the quality of the photo....

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