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Questions tagged [post-processing]

Post-processing is the process (and art) of adjusting a previously-captured image to obtain a desired look. It encompasses everything from simple whole-image adjustments to detailed per-pixel touch-up work.

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Photoshop is screwing up my colors!

No idea how color profiles work, I usually don't import random images. In photoshop, I proofed the colors, used monitor RGB, and I think used that complicated sRGB-{random meaningless string of ...
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How to isolate white subject from a white background?

I am quite new to photoshop, but I have always been having problems creating products on a pure white background. I need it for online selling, but it is a daunting task for me--especially since I do ...
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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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Has anybody made a full image of the West Rose Window from Notre Dame de Paris? [closed]

I have been trying to find a composite of the West Rose Window, which removes the spires obstructing the view and includes the below details. Is there a reason a photographic reconstruction doesn't ...
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Can I salvage overexposed images accidentally taken in manual mode?

I have a question. My wife used our camera and left the setting on Manual, which I didn't realize when I was going out to take pictures yesterday in the bright sun. We had some really great pictures, ...
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How can I desaturate reds in post-processing using Rawtherapee (or Gimp)?

I took a few artwork pictures in sunlight. I used Rawtherapee's pipette to find a white balance I'm happy with, but the red are overbright. How can I desaturate reds only ? I had some success ...
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Tactics for judging if a printed image will be bright enough?

I'm struggling a bit with how to judge if a photo will be bright enough when printed, while I'm working on it on my monitor. "Bright enough" of course changes with the ambient or targeted lighting ...
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Are post processing operations order-dependent? [duplicate]

In RAW postprocessing (independently of the software you use: Darktable, Lightroom Rawtherapee, One, ...) is the final result dependent on the order you use in applying the different modules? I'm ...
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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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Why would a camera change colors on the image when producing JPEGs?

There's a room with windows closed by curtains, it's night outside and the only light source is a set of LED filament lamps inside the room. Lamps are designed to have 2200K color temperature to have "...
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What type of postprocessing gives the effect of people standing out against a flat-seeming background?

Below are real photographs, I was present when they were shot. The photographs were taken between 12:00 to 14:00 on a slightly overcast day. The photographer may have taken many frames. What ...
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How to create diagonal blurring and smoothing effect?

How is the diagonal blurring and smoothing effect in this photograph achieved? I know it was taken on an iPhone (by photographer Karen Axelrad) with a shutter delay app. What post process creates such ...
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Can the date a jpeg was created be wrong — too early?

I have a set of jpeg photos that, according to the person who gave them to me, were taken in November 2016, of damages to a car that occurred in August 2016. The "created" date in the exif data is in ...
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Resizing photos after editing

I have a question concerning resizing files after editing in Lightroom or Photoshop scenario: 1 RAW file of 23MB (a portrait foto - as an example) customer wants a big poster of the photo 60 x 90 CM, ...
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Do eyeglasses affect visual perception significantly enough to impact post-processing work?

I have mild astigmatism, and some times wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. I've noticed that there is some mild visual distortion and chromatic aberration when wearing eyeglasses, as compared to not ...
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How to edit photograph to remove flashes of light / glow / glare?

How can I remove the "glare" on the musicians in the photo below using Photoshop? I do not have the relevant vocabulary to express what this "glare" really should be called. I am not a photographer ...
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Why and how capturing RAW image instead of JPEG helps with editing [duplicate]

Often I heard photographers say that RAW is used for editing photos. I have used Adobe Photoshop Lightroom before and I don't see how capturing RAW helps. Can anyone explain how capturing RAW helps ...
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How to reproduce camera noise reduction using open source software?

I have unsuccessfully tried to reproduce the camera's (Canon EOS 2000D) noise reduction algorithms using open source software when post-processing RAW (.CR2) files. Specifically, the camera's noise ...
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What video card resolution is best for accurate post production of photographs? [closed]

I own a Sony A7RII 42 MP images are 7952px x 5304px what should be the best video card resolution for accurate post production? What could be the minimum acceptable?
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How to replicate the higlight protection of an iPhone using a DSLR?

When taking photos with my iPhone, the phone's camera does a great job of protecting the highlights from blowing out. When using my Canon 5D mark ii, on the other hand, it seems to map a much narrower ...
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HDRI with ND Filter

When I take images for composing a HDR image later how can I use an ND-Filter. For example I capture 5 images whitout an Filter and then add for the 6 and 7 shot a 10 Stop ND-Filter how can I tell the ...
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Re-edit post processed photos after monitor calibration

I was wondering if there is a way to shift all the adjustments made(color,tint, contrast...) during post-processing of photos in lightroom in an uncalibrated monitor by some offset value after ...
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Changing the brightness of a calibrated monitor for other uses?

So, in my ongoing goal to start post-processing photos in a color-managed fashion, I've calibrated my monitor using a ColorMunki Display. However, I have only one monitor that needs to be usable in ...
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What makes this interior photo look unrealistic?

I have a photo that was taken by a third-party photographer (i.e. I was not the one who postprocessed it). I've been told by a number of people that this photo looks unrealistic, more like a computer-...
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How can I create a copy of a image that carries my edits within Lightroom Classic CC?

I'm using a workflow within Lightroom Classic CC that I don't believe to be optimal. What I do sometimes to achieve the results that I want is to make some ajustments within Lightroom, fixing exposure,...
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How to calculate difference in exposure between two given frames?

This question regards exposure. I have a project I am working on where I need to be able to calculate the exact number of stops between two given exposures, with the end goal being to match the ...
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How do monitor and image editing software color profiles interact?

I've Googled, I've Bing-ed, I've even DuckDuckGo-ed, but I can't figure this out. Here it is: My monitor has its own color profile, currently "eyeball" calibrated but soon to be really calibrated. ...
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What causes blue tint of my photos and how to get rid of it?

I am trying to make a 3D model of a building using a series of photos. This is a photo I took yesterday: This one I took today, when I was trying to continue from that point: Yesterday's sky was ...
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Increase ISO or use Photoshop post production exposure correction ? [duplicate]

With some slow lens, and in some situation I tend to under expose. Situation like action where i need to freeze movement, I use obviously fast shutter. When I open my RAW in Photoshop and I click ...
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Is there a way to use B&W conversion to reduce noise

My understanding of noise is that it's caused, effectively, because photos aren't evenly distributed accross time. So if you are shooting in low light, you get more noise because there aren't enought ...
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Interested to find out how to post process portraits like the examples

I am hoping someone could help shed some light on how these portraits are processed. The fairy tale softness in the skin, with yet the sharpness still maintained just has me confused on how it is done....
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How to batch generate preview for multiple versions of filters/layers applied for the same image in Photoshop?

Recently I'm experimenting a lot with postproduction, to look for some new style. I find it very tedious to check out various combinations of adjustment layers (also with various opacity), blending ...
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Are there established techniques for removing foreground objects using stereo photography?

I often find compositions that I think would look really nice if not for some thin object in the foreground, such as a tree or lamp post. For example, a nice scene 100 meters away but with a light ...
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How were these photos edited like these?

I'm pretty new here and I asked this earlier but I realized I wasn't any help on what I was trying to ask. So anyways. I'm trying to figure out how to edit like these photos, they're pretty different ...
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Easy workflow to stack several frame from a steady video with a moving subject

There are plenty of samples of what I want to do: a moving subject in front of a steady camera, and a single final picture showing the "action" with the subject in several positions in front of the ...
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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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Should I set the photo resolution as required before starting post-editing job?

My client is requiring the final work image to be in high resolution image, i.e. 9000px x 6000px - 300dpi. I normally shoot the "still" product in RAW image. Before starting my editing job (...
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How do I fix this washed out photo in Photoshop?

I'm quite new to photoshop and I was wondering if there was a way to fix this photo as the faces are completely washed out by the sun in the background. I've tried several methods in photoshop such ...
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Doubling ISO vs summing pixel values from 2 shots - different?

How much different is doubling the ISO vs. summing the pixel values from 2 shots? (at a very basic level, ignoring fancy image processing, image compression, etc) When taking a shot of the night sky (...
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How to remove white refraction spots

I'm having some difficulty removing shiny white spots caused by refraction and reflection of sunlight through my wide-angle lens. Is there a better way of removing these spots rather than going ...
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Night portrait with noiseless in focus background [duplicate]

We know to take a noiseless night landscape/cityscape, we need use a tripod and set a low ISO. For example in a scene I use ISO 100, aperture f/8.0 and exposure time 30 seconds, I get a night ...
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Why does this camera generated JPEG look better than the software generated one? [duplicate]

I was post-processing some photos on Nikon's Capture NX-D I had taken during holidays with a B700 camera and noticed some chromatic aberration in a picture. When I compared the post-processed photo ...
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Post-processing suggestions for these photos

I am an amateur photographer with my first client. As places to photograph go, interiors are one of the most difficult ones, in my opinion. My experience with interior photography is rather limited. ...
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How can I prevent banding in images I'm posting on the Internet?

I typically add noise to my images to avoid banding, mostly when posting images on the internet. Occasionally, I do see banding of an image posted on 500px even though I do not see it in Lightroom (...
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How can I achieve this brownish look?

I've been trying to achieve this look for some time, but I'm stuck :(. Starting with the camera, I heard that maybe adjusting the WB to cloudy? And the metering to spot metering? I mainly use ...
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How to edit my RAW photo to make the stars come out more?

I've been taken night photography photos with my Sony A6000 in RAW+JPEG. There should be a lot more potential in RAW, but I can't make it look as visually pleasing as the JPEG. In particular, the ...
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Why is there a “ring” mark in night photos?

Recently started astrophotography with a used Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 lens purchased from the original owner. The lens is scratch free, clean, and well kept. All focus options work perfectly in manual ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of a tablet vs. a laptop for editing photos right on location? [closed]

I was wondering recently, which device is the best option to edit photos right on the set. Phone/Tablet +lightweight +cheaper -narrow choice of software Laptop +wider choice of software -less ...
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Multiple copies of the same exposure, but randomizing the noise?

As a budding astrophotographer, I find my results are still largely hit or miss. Sometimes the standard procedure of stacking multiple exposures to randomize the noise and boost the signal works ...
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Editing/ viewing images across different devices

I have a monitor that has been calibrated and renders colors correctly (or at least close to it). I use it to edit my photos, which I'm happy with the results. When I upload the final image online and ...