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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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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

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?

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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How to describe post-processing used in this advertisement?

I'm interested in the post processing I see a lot in advertisements, especially the colour and contrast. Mostly I'm interested in how to describe it rather then how achieve it. Is it local contrast ...
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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 do Lightroom presets work over differently exposed images?

I am trying to understand how presets (eg. Lightroom presets) work. Are these presets meant for applying at the end of your workflow, after you fix lighting/shadows/contrast/etc or do presets bring ...
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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 to given frames

I have a question regarding 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 ...
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Why did my ND filter produce washed out exposures?

So I bought a set of (pretty cheap) ND filters a couple of years ago and took them on holiday to Canada with me last year. I managed to get a couple of OK shots but most of them looked something like ...
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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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Can I copy and invert an adjustment brush layer in Adobe Lightroom CC?

In Adobe Lightroom CC I created an adjustment brush layer and can apply effects within that area, but I would like to also apply effects outside the area. I assume copying the brush layer and ...
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match two photos with differents settings [closed]

I have two photos (unedited, with all the metadata added by the camera) one was taken in a studio, the other one with my cellphone. I'm wondering if it would be possible to edit the photo taken in a ...
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How to make the subject look smooth and plasticky as seen in a lot of stock photography?

An image of a flower from Pixabay almost looks like an illustration. I see the same kind of thing in this picture of a woman on 500px. I've been told in the past that it is a specific effect, but I'...
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Color replacement Photoshop

I want to see how wood kitchen cabinets would look painted white. I've selected an area, and made a layer via Copy> Desaturated> New Fill Layer>Solid color> multiply> and selected white....
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Dodge and Burn in Darktable

I was searching for Dodge and Burn in Darktable but didn't find any website that show how to do this. I've only found this feature request for darktable that show that the OP use Dodge and Burn and ...
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How can those star-trails be non-circular?

Due to the rotation of the Earth, over the course of the night, stars will appear to turn around the celestial pole. This means we can photograph star trails (desired or not). Physically, any star ...
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Multiple photos stabilization

I have taken 3 photos of the same subject jumping. But, unfortunately, I moved a little while doing this. Is it possible to crop my 3 pictures so the background won't seem to move? I can use lightroom ...
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Improve scan of old diapositive

I have this old diapositive slide of a tram taken at dusk by my father. I have later scanned the slide (the image is reduced in resolution for this upload). As I still have the slide, I can scan it ...
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How can i found out which filter was used [closed]

I really tried finding this filter and what the person puted in but i failed so i hope someone can help me 😭 Xoxo
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How to achieve this look in Lightroom? [closed]

Hello! I have a couple of similar shots and I wanna duplicate this look in Lightroom. I’ve been trying but I can’t seem to get it right. How is this look achieved? Thanks in advanced!
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Why isn't Corel Aftershot 3 opening my RAW file?

I have photos shot in RAW+JPEG taken with a Nikon D3400 that I have been trying to open and process in Corel Aftershot 3 (not AfterShot Pro) with no success. The photos are saved as .nef files. Here'...