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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Banding with Photoshop but not Lightroom

Until the most recent update it used to be the case, at lease for me, that I would occasionally see banding in LR (Library mode) but not in Photoshop. With the most recent update, I see banding in ...
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What causes this repetition pattern in a picture? (when re-arranging its pixels by their intensity - code included) [closed]

Just out of curiosity, I was playing with RGB coordinates and pixels of pictures. Then for some reason I decided to get all pixels of a picture, get the RGB coordinates/values of each pixel (eg. RGB(...
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Software for aligning multiple pictures base on a visage [duplicate]

I am looking for a software (or a script or a python library - I can write the script out of it - or whatever) which could automatically detect the eyes, rotate and zoom the individual images in order ...
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Any free Lightroom Presets to get smooth and sharp look in photography [on hold]

I am looking for some Lightroom Presets or how I can replicate these effects. These photos looks soft and sharp at the same time. Here are some examples of what I'm looking for: Example 1 Example 2
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Lightroom or other PC support for Live Photo post-processing?

Importing "live photos" from an iPhone to a PC we get an image (either JPG or HEIC) and a MOV, the latter consisting of up to 1.5 seconds of video recorded on either side of the key image. Editing a ...
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What color photo filter should I use to offset a heavy magenta cast on my color slides after digitizing?

I am in the process of digitizing a large number of slides. All of them have a heavy magenta cast to them.I have been using photoshop to attempt correction but with limited success. The ones that I ...
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RAW image to processed output dataset [closed]

I'm trying to learn how to process RAW images into great final images, and my attempts keep coming up short. I think it'd be really interesting/instructive to see what other people have done. In ...
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Why does an increase in Y' channel contrast result in apparent desaturation?

And is this the same phenomenon we see when colours appear less saturated during the middle of the day versus dawn and dusk (when luma contrast is reduced)?
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Post-processing goal: three different exposures?

I took a photo yesterday on Roan Mountain, on the AT. In the foreground is an overgrown meadow. Midground is a nearby mountain, dark in contrast with the sun setting just over it. In the background, ...
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How to get this color temperature [closed]

Regarding this picture, how is it possible to get such a white balance (13750), because when looking at the Exif metadata, this color temperature is so warm. How is it possible? This is a raw file and ...
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How to bring such details on face and dull cyan color grading like in this image?

I have sufficient experience in Photoshop and prefer it over Lightroom. I want to know the directions to achieve these specialties of the image below: Facial details in wrinkles and hair. Dull cyan-...
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Is knowing the Sun color temperature enough to get the right white balance?

Assuming the picture is taken at sea level, in direct sunlight (no shadow) under a cloudless sky, and knowing the latitude, day and hour, I can in principle determine the color temperature of sunlight ...
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How can I mimic the color saturation of Nikon's miniature-faking mode?

Nikon's on-camera "miniature faking" tweak appears to increase the saturation, increase the contrast, and perform some selective horizontal/vertical blurring (with a falloff region) for a tilt-shift ...
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How does one actually *use* a dark frame?

All of my images were shot RAW, but jpg versions are below for context. I'm brand new to this and have taken the three images according to info I found online. My first problem is that my picture of ...
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Gimp perspective tool is not actually transforming

I've uploaded a screenshot below to illustrate the problem. I've dragged a jpeg into Gimp, clicked on the perspective tool, and then attempted to use it...but as you can see, it's not actually ...
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Why is my photo partially colour imbalanced?

I have this photo where part of it is funnily colour imbalanced. I took some product shots under couple of 5500K lights. Part of the product was navy blue and it is appearing as black in the raw files....
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What causes this leather-grain pattern of noise in the sky when I inspect with a sharp mask?

Noticed these strange patterns in the sky while adjusting sharp masking with "alt" key in Lightroom. In normal mode picture seems alright (and exported variant looks normal too), but I can't be sure ...
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How to sort photos by time, while ignoring date?

I'm an ecologist working with trail camera data. I have about 1 million images taken over a period of several months from multiple cameras that I need to sort through for pictures of animals, but ...
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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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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 ...