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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Best Android photo editing apps? [closed]

What are the best photo editing applications for an Android camera phone such as the Nexus One, Droid, Droid Incredible, HTC Evo, etc... Please list the advantages or disadvantages of the application ...
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Is there any Linux software that can import picasa.ini edits?

I accumulated years of edits over my photographs in Picasa. Picasa works as a non-destructive editor, so it doesn't change the original files but saves all modifications in its database and in picasa....
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Are there any general rules to prepare a picture for print?

Today I went to the photo shop to print some pictures. Before that, I checked them and they seemed ok. (Not under/overexposed, good contrast). However, when I got them printed, some of them were ...
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Has anyone used Alien Skin Bokeh?

I was wondering if anyone has had experience with using the Alien Skin Bokeh application. Is it worthwhile, or it gimmicky? Thanks!
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What does it mean when color channels clip?

I know about color channels. They represent the amount of color (light) in a photo. Usually in red, blue and yellow or red, blue and green. Black and white only has a greyscale channel. Setting the ...
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Hiding stretch marks - During shooting or editing

Pretty straight-forward question: What's the best strategy to hide stretch marks? I've noticed that during shooting, the angle of the light can severely impact their visibility. But I can't find a ...
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How was this photo edited to feel vibrant and lush, but also soft?

I've been recently admiring this photo (histogram included as well) and was wondering if you'd have insight as to how it was edited, in ways I can try on Lightroom. I can see the histogram peaks ...
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Calibrating monitor for editing photos for publishing on web [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What software shows the most accurate version of a photograph for web viewing? I have a bunch of photos taken in rather difficult lighting conditions and I am trying to make ...
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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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How necessary is accurate masking while editing an image?

I'm editing an image of a bronze statue of a horse and rider shot against the sky. The image is excessively blue of course and I want to mask out the statue so I can edit this spearately from the sky. ...
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Converting RAW images to lossless jpeg using GIMP?

I have a Raw image which I want to get printed. I need to upload this to a website which expects to be in jpeg format. I use GIMP for photo editing and used UFRaw to view RAW images. GIMP cannot ...
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How were these portrait photos edited to get this look?

3 photos, and I realize perhaps 3 different techniques, but all of them are producing some sort of "unreal" look I don't know how to describe and a skin texture in the 3rd photo (how3.jpg) that I ...
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Panaroma software for ubuntu?

Software for stitching photos together for panaroma view in Ubuntu ? Any link where I can get proper installation guide ? I use GIMP and picasa. Picasa doesnot seem to have much control in stitching ...
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How do I work out what is fair to pay for photo editing?

I know it all depends on the person but I have never done this and have no idea about any estimates: Let's say I go shoot someone but then I send my RAW photos to someone else that is good with ...
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Is there a Windows panorama stitching package that can stitch RAW files?

Is there any tool for stitching Panoramas from multiple CR2 files from my Canon EOS 1200D? I'd prefer any free or open source tools, but paid software should be fine too. I have tried multiple ...
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How to make the signature/watermark look better? [closed]

I recently started to use watermarks/signatures on my pictures and so I was obviously looking for feedback. A lot of my followers think it fits perfect but in the past week 3 of my friends (all of ...
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How do I make my images look like this dreamlike picture?

I understand that the post-production process for images like these typically involves increasing the exposure and saturation and lifting the blacks of the image. However, I notice the histogram of ...
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Photo editor to automatically detect image face and plant another image on top

I have created a video and exported it as individual photos. I currently have around 200 of them. I am looking for an editing tool that will automatically detect the face in each image and apply an ...
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How to brighten photo taken with low light/fast shutter without worsening noise?

I'm trying to salvage a photo that was taken in low light with fast shutter speed. No matter what I do, it is always grainy. I'm interested in how to brighten the image without worsening the noise. I ...
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Expanding a bokeh background using the clone stamp and other tools

I want to expand this image to the right using Photoshop Elements: So far, the results are not that impressive. I copy/pasted bits of the image and tried various things with the clone stamp and dodge/...
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Am I permanently altering my NEF/raw files if I save changes in Nikon ViewNX 2?

When editing the NEF (Nikon raw files) with Nikon's ViewNX 2 software, after modifying things like exposure and white balance, I have the ability to save the NEF file or "Save As" a new filename. ...
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How do I prevent / fix out of square images?

I took photos of a lot of different framed art pieces that I wish to sell. The frames of these art pieces are either square or rectangular. In my images, the top of the frame appears to be wider than ...
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Will software make a bigger difference in the quality of my work than more hardware?

I have money to spend on some gear. My current kit works well but a flash or new lens is always useful. On the other hand, I am constrained to terrible editing tools like Gimp and Darktable. They ...
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What does the under/overexposure warning mean in image editing software?

We all know exposure warnings that a digital camera offers: If shows which parts are so bright or dark that there's no more distinction towards even brighter or darker areas possible. Meaning that ...
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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 can I correct overexposed highlights on skin in a RAW file?

I received a raw file which has overexposed areas. The camera was a Phase One A/S and the photographer said that it would be possible to correct this afterwards. I wonder how/what to fix when the ...
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Quick Motion Capture

I frequently take pictures for our Ping Pong activity, but I am a newbie at photography. My pictures are mostly result like the following(the ball is blurry). So I have few questions: Does this have ...
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How to resize a photo?

I know this is really a noob question, but it has always confused me. If something says "Images must be 210 px high and up to 375 px wide." how do I do that? I assume one uses a program to do it, but ...
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Why is Camera RAW changing my original raw file?

I opened a RAW image in Adobe Camera Raw, did some cropping and colour adjustments, and then opened it in Photoshop to work on it further. When i returned to Bridge, I realised that the original RAW ...
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Seeking a way for “authoritiative”, proven method to prove that two photo images are “nearly identical”?

In usual discourse, when looking at an photographed image (A) - which is a JPG - and a slightly photoshopped version of it (A2), most people can intuitively compare the two and visually assess that ...
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Is it possible to add a curves adjustment to multiple photos in Aperture?

So, I know how to add an adjustment to multiple photos using the photos => add adjustment menu, and it works great for things like auto-enhance, but when I try to do the same thing with curves (I like ...
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Is it advisable to edit photos during the night?

I recently found myself to not have much time editing photos during the day (which I usually do), so I considered doing it during the night. However, I am not quite sure if it should be done. Here are ...
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Is there a desktop application for easy photo effects, like Camera+ for the iPhone?

I'm searching a desktop equivalent of the Camera+ iPhone app. The app Camera+ has predefined effects which can be added to images. Basically, all I want is a desktop application which is able to ...
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How to look at midtones, shadows and highlights separately?

Is there some hotkey or other quick method in popular editors for showing, separately, which pixels are highlights, which are shadows, which are midtones? I know only of a function to select midtones ...
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Can I convert raw files to TIFFs via the command line using Apple's converting engine?

I want to convert from the command line a bunch of RAW files into tiffs using the same converting engine as Apple's Aperture or Preview (in order to get the same results as from these applications). ...
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Is it possible to have exposure decrease programmatically when batch processing in Adobe Camera Raw?

I am editing a batch of about 1000 photos in Camera Raw. There are certain settings like contrast or clarity that will be the same for all of them. But with the Exposure, I would like to have the ...
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How present is sky replacement in professional landscape photography?

I try to become a better landscape photographer. I try to invest more in traveling to unique places than in new gear and I get a lot of good pictures but only a very small fraction of them stands out. ...
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How was this 360° panoramic photo taken?

I'm not a photographer and know very little about camera and photography, still I couldn't help myself to ask how was this photo taken? I got this photo from FaceBook. Like was there any kind of ...
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How to reduce large, agressive color noise?

I tried to shoot an image of Comet C/2020 F3 last night. My settings were ISO 6400, f/5.6 and Shutter speed 2 seconds at 175mm on a MFT camera. As expected, there is a lot of noise, so I planned to ...
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Is it common for photographers to outsource editing (a.k.a. “overflow editing”)?

I've helped a few friend photographers by editing their photos when they're overloaded with work. They cull and edit the photos that go on the blog and I match their style and edit the rest. I've only ...
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How to remove timestamp text from photos?

I have a bunch of digital photographs on which someone has typed (or auto-inserted using some utility) timestamps using a huge ugly font (with opaque background to boot!) that's obscuring a big strip ...
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Resize to the photo.stackexchange.com header photo size with Lightroom

I want to submit a photo to photo.stackexchange.com site (like here) and they ask for a specific maximum image size (375x210). Is there an easy way to resize and crop an image to this size using ...
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What are the advantages of online photo editors like picnik.com?

Why do you use online photo editors like picnik.com instead of desktop software? Note: Google have recently announced that as of April 19, 2012, picnik will be discontinued.
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How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom?

How does the exposure slider work in Adobe Camera Raw/Lightroom? Naively I would expect the exposure slider to be a simple linear scaling (in the input color space, not in the working color space), ...
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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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Is Pixeluvo a good Photoshop alternative?

Photography is my hobby and I am a Linux user. By now, I almost did not edit my photos and used only RawTherapee to work with RAW files. Sometimes I want to edit my photos and looking for an ...
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When does “photography” become “digital art”?

This question is not as opinion based as the title suggests. Airbrushing, image manipulation and stitching have all been around since almost the birth of photography as we know it. I can't help but ...
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What is the best method to extract a subject from a Greenscreen?

I am searching for a better method to cut people out of my greenscreen backdrop ... The main problem is the hair ... Actually I use the freeware Easygreenscreen Photoshop action I also know the super-...
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Good budget display for photo editing? [closed]

I need a computer screen for editing photos (and playing games, but that's another story). Maximum price is around 200$. Sizewise 21-22" would be nice. Thanks in advance, -christian
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Image colour inconsistency between browsers, image viewers, and Photoshop

Edited in case the question wasn't clear: Question: How do I get Photoshop, IrfanView and ACDSee to display images the same as they are displayed in the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox (both of ...

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