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 should I consider when designing my physical environment for photo editing?

I am in the process of building a controlled environment in which to edit photos. Other questions have addressed the gamut, the monitor and color calibration, but for the most accurate display of ...
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What ambient lighting is appropriate for a room where photos are edited and proofed/printed?

Assuming monitor(s) are correctly calibrated and print viewing is done in a viewing box with its own light source, what should the room lighting be? With no lighting at all I think most people find ...
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What colour for background extraction on plant photos?

I'm working on a plant store website. Usually, for product photos, we use a green screen background so that we can remove the background and use any background we want for the product. But for plants, ...
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Editing photos for this “milky” and “twinkly,” vivid but nostalgic effect?

I can't really find questions about this style of photography I see a lot, anywhere on the Internet, but I think it's very beautiful and enchanting. It seems both vivid and faded at the same time (at ...
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Can deconvolution help improve the apparent sharpness of mirror lenses?

I have recently ordered a Samyang 500 mm/f6.3 mirror lens on eBay, for about £80, largely out of curiosity -- at the very least, it will be an interesting toy and I can always sell it. Mirror lenses ...
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Ideas to make a great wall paper

I have few photos in portrait mode. I wish to make a good wallpaper by removing the background and applying various photoshop techniques. Can you please suggest me few tutorials or ideas to make a ...
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How to select children from a complex background?

I am trying to figure out how to select a group of children from the background. The image below is not the one I am using, but it is similar in that there is no clear distinction between the children ...
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Use Google Photos Cloud instead of Adobe CC for Lightroom CC Storage

With Lightroom CC all your photos are now able to be stored on Adobe's creative cloud. However this only allows for 100gb of free photo storage. Google on the other hand offers Google Photos which is ...
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What are the rules for editing a photo?

I just got a comment that I must edit my photo. God know how many hours I have spent editing my photos. Thus I was a little bit surprised. It was explained that there are certain rules when doing ...
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How do I get a consistent White Balance when shooting different color products?

I've attached an example photo. I can't seem to get the colors to be consistent across shots without struggling to manually tweak each image. What can I do to get a consistent White Balance?
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Is rotation an intrinsic lossy operation (for angles not multiple of 90 degrees)?

mattdm's statement "that blur is largely reversible if you do the exact same thing in reverse" raised the question in my mind. The rotation is a geometric transformation of the image that consist of a ...
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Is it possible to recover original content from an edited image file?

OK possibly a random question here, but one that is relevant to the site and regarding a hot topic nowadays: privacy. If I load an image file (in my case a PNG photocopy of a document which contains ...
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How can I get accurate photo colors on a laptop screen?

My editing mainly involves these things: Adjusting the colors, white balance , brightness (slightly , to get that subtle combination) Cropping of the images. I have recently bought a laptop and I am ...
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Multiple photos of my pregnant wife - how to make something pretty out of them?

I'm by no means a photographer — this is my first time here and my (actually, my wife's) camera is 4 year old point and shoot. I have taken photos of my wife throughout pregnancy (every week). I'd ...
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How does one get these HDR effects?

While I'm not a big fan of HDR images that hase been pushed over-the-top, I must admit that most of the images found on this Flickr page strike a good balance between very vivid colors and a "natural" ...
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How can I make part of an image transparent in Lightroom?

I would like to know how can I make part of an image transparent in Lightroom. I know how to do that in Photoshop, and I could go to the Photo menu in Lightroom and click Edit in Adobe Photoshop CC ...
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Why high contrast increases color saturation?

for days I cannot find the answer on that question. Thing is simple: when I increase contrast (both with contrast slider, or with S-curve) in Lightroom/Photoshop, a saturation of the color is also ...
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Darktable: Is it possible to select only modified images in Lighttable view?

In Darktable, in the Lighttable view, is it possible to select/view only images that have been edited?
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What photography workflow software can be kept on a central server?

At my company we do a lot of photo shoots for our products, at the moment we just organize the photo per photo shoot but with this system its hard to recover a photo of a product, you have to go over ...
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How can I reproduce this effect I created?

Below is a photo I took outside my house. I was messing around in Photoshop with different effects, and really like the outcome (bottom image). The problem is I don't remember everything I did to it. ...
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How much of a good fashion or surreal photo is post-production?

I tend to like photos that look dramatic or otherworldly (particularly when capturing things that may actually be fairly mundane). Aside from obvious things like air-brushing or photo-manipulations (...
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How can I adjust high contrast edges in a night shot using Aperture 3?

I am working on this photo in Aperture 3 (this is a partial area of the shot). It's a night shot with a 30s shutter speed, so there are areas, namely above the roof that are blown out. This ...
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How do I tile pictures in a grid?

This is a very basic question I know. But how do I tile pictures in a grid? Like, I have 6 pictures all with the exact same dimensions, and I want to tile them in a 2 row, 3 column grid. I have been ...
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How can I speed up Lightroom when working with files on a NAS?

Are there any settings in Lightroom that help make the experience working with files stored on a NAS (and accessed over WiFi) any better? I know that the bottleneck is the speed of WiFi between the ...
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How can I colorize a black and white photo using colors from a similar photo?

I have several photos taken in a studio, but the one photo I like is in black and white, and I lost the raw image file. Those photos I don't like, which have colors, are really similar to the one I ...
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Resource for guidance on achieving specific styles and 'looks' independent of software

Lately I've found that I can usually capture the image the way I envision it as far as exposure and composition but I begin to flail around in getting it from RAW file or negative/transparency to ...
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Dark+Contrast. New trend in photography editing, how its done?

There is this new trend where people create crazy contrasted photos, its all over the Tumblr and Instagram. I'm not in love with the style, but it looks so strange, that i can't help wondering - how ...
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How to achieve Japanese-painting like effect with Gimp?

In a recent blog post Trey Ratcliff shares the following picture: About the processing he says: To achieve it [...], you can duplicate the layer then do some extreme sharpening and a black and ...
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How to remove objects from photo

I have recently been to a wedding and I would like to make a unique gift to the fresh married couple! I thought of giving them some artistic photos. I am not a professional photographer (I just have ...
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What laptop specs are important for intensive image editing work?

How important is the following in purchasing a laptop that will be used for image editing: processor speed amount of RAM integrated vs. dedicated graphics card HD speed (SSD; or 5400/7200/10000 rpm)
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How do I correct the huge blue-shift in these images?

I recently inherited a lot of images with a lot of blue on them (attached below) I would like to correct this, get the natural colours. I am just aware it was taken using a Nikon D60 18-55 VR lens, ...
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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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How can I make the text in this photograph of an ancient column more readable?

I have a picture of a column with some text: The text is really hard to make out. Is there any way I can manipulate the image to make the text stand out more and be easier to read? I have tried ...
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What software do I use to remove part of a photo and blend that space?

I have a picture of a very old house but there's a real estate sign in the yard. What software would I use to remove that sign and blend the background? I really don't want to purchase anthing ...
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How to create a photo mosaic?

Hi i am new to photography, i have a pic of my friend's which i would like to make it special. I would like to combine his 20 to 30 pics to form his face or any other nice pic of his. What software ...
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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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Is it better to edit photos with a high pixel per inch monitor?

Title says it all Is it better to edit photos with a high pixel per inch (PPI) monitor or is a bigger monitor better? eg. My current monitor Panel Size: 23.6“ Wide Screen True Resolution: 1920X1080 ...
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How to watermark a folder of photographs?

1) I dont know how to write a watermark, like a copyright notice, on a photo. 2) I have a folder of photos which I wish to watermark with the same watermark. How should I write a watermark on a ...
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Editor's rights to results of processing photographer's RAW image file?

I edited the RAW image file that a photographer offered at the /r/EditMyRAW Reddit sub. I am not familiar with the rights of an editor/retoucher and am curious to know how the editing work/original ...
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How do you mark a photo as complete and done with edits in Aperture?

I love Apple Aperture, but it seems to be missing a very important function I strive for. I want to be able to lock a photo, meaning once locked I can no longer make changes to that photo. In ...
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How do I improve the contrast of trees in a black and white photograph?

I have this picture I took, and I've never really done black and white photography before but I thought with the rocks and the clouds in the sky, it might look nice in black and white. I'm happy with ...
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Circular Pattern in Night Sky Image

A few days ago I took a night sky image of the milky way with my XPERIA 1 II and wanted to take a closer look at the RAW file in Lightroom Mobile. When doing so, I realised a strange circular pattern. ...
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How to edit photos shot in fluorescent light

I recently shot a series of pictures (portraits and group shots) in a room with bad (fluorescent) light. I had no possibility of changing that lighting situation. Now back at home and in Lightroom I ...
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What's a typical Lightroom + Photoshop workflow for “normal” postprocessing?

I just started using Adobe Lightroom CC and shooting in RAW. So far I have been using the "Develop" feature in Lightroom to do my postprocessing, which is basic and usually consists of cropping, ...
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How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look?

How to I edit a photo to have a old vintage look? I'm looking to achieve this sorta of vintage film like look. I'm looking for a way to achieve this without purchasing a "auto" effect program by using ...
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How to get a full-screen preview of a cropped area in RawTherapee?

I've used the crop tool in RawTheraee to crop a raw image: Is there a way to full-screen preview the cropped section prior to exporting?
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Can I batch process Nikon RAW (.nef) files to make them look like the camera's jpg compression?

I normally shoot my D80 in JPG mode, because I like the way the JPGs end up looking, and I have had a hard time manually processing the .nef files to look as nice to my eye. Sometimes the image ...
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Recommendations for Photo Editing/Organization Software?

I have a MacBook Pro, while my wife has a PC. We have a NAS device on our network where we store all of our pictures. This gives us the ability to both view our photos from one simple location, ...
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Printing out a photo taken in Landscape, in Portrait

I have a selection of photos on my PC that were taken in Landscape, but I want to make Portrait. The reason for this is so they can fit Portrait slots in a multi picture frame. I have chosen these ...
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Small Studio/Objects Containing White : Getting A Pure White Background

This is a question that pops up occasionally, and I wanted to ask it a bit differently because this is an issue 1) that lots of people have; and 2) is a bit different from working with clearly defined ...

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