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 can I work around lack of support for Canon's new CR3 Raw format in the software I use?

Canon's new Cr3 file format is not able to be processed in any of the top editing software. Lightroom Classic doesn't support it, nor DX0, or Luminar/Skylum. Lightroom CC subscription will but I don't ...
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How can I correct scanned negatives for vignetting caused by a low-end scanner?

I bought a cheap medion scanner which turned out to be a bad idea since the light in it is not evenly distributed and gives a kind of vignette How can I correct it in an open source program that runs ...
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How does automatic HDR software work?

An HDR image is the combined image of varied exposures that give good detail of the subject in the photograph. How does HDR software know what part of the images to blend? Manually, we know by ...
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How to achieve this light faded, desaturated look?

how can I achieve this look, as seen in photos by Simone Favilli? I love the soft light effect and colours of this image but I don't know how to achieve it in Post-processing. Any suggestions? Thanks ...
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How to get a miniature effect on pictures without special equipment?

I was browsing Behance and came upon these pictures: http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Little-Things/402879 I was wondering how he got this miniature style effect? I'm guessing a Gaussian Blur on a ...
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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 would you remove power lines from a photo in the darkroom?

Ok so removing power lines in Photoshop is trivial. However I am interested in how the process might work with analog photography, in the darkroom. How would you remove power lines from a photo in ...
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Process raw image to match lower resolution jpeg

I have some photos where I have processed the image to my liking but unfortunately only saved a low resolution (for instagram) version. I now would like a higher resolution version for printing. I ...
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Is Sensor Noise Consistent Between Cameras of the Same Model?

The RAW photo editing program Darktable has a "Denoise - profiled" filter which reduces image noise by using a noise profiles for your camera model and ISO submitted by other users: The darktable ...
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How can I upscale a low-res image to make it appear higher-res?

I want to enlarge an image to a bigger size. This will cause pixelation. So I want to apply some treatment to it in Photoshop that will suppress some of this pixelation. Of course I cannot generate ...
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How do I combine multiple exposures for action shots?

I'd like to create one of those "stacked" action shot images where multiple exposures are combined to show the subject moving across a static background. Here's an example I found on Flickr (by ...
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Creating different focal depth images from Lytro IIlum

I am trying to use the Lytro Power Tools developer package to create images at different focal depths. I have a Lytro Illum light field camera which outputs the image as an LFR file. I have Lytro ...
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Perfect Full reflection from a small puddle possible?

Something like this image for example. Is this possible without any sort of editing? https://www.instagram.com/p/BcWg4HYgRn8/?taken-by=jadgghorayeb
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How can I fix an out-of-focus blurred photo in Photoshop?

How can I fix this picture? Somebody else took this picture and well he wasn't able to do it very well, and it's blurred. I have photoshop
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What's the biggest difference between these two photos of large animals?

The first photo (Gorilla) is one I took, whereas the second photo was taken by a more serious (not sure if professional) photographer. The second photo is clearly better but I'm not sure what the ...
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How to preserve detail when downscaling scanned photos?

I'm mixing analog with digital photography — I tend to take better photos when I can't look at a small digital screen, unconsciously forcing me to take the picture before I shoot instead of checking ...
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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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What are ways to record who took the pictures if a camera is used by multiple people?

My wife and I both like to go out photographing. We usually have only one DSLR/MILC with us, so we take turns in taking pictures. (Rarely, if we have multiple cameras at hand, they usually have ...
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How do I eliminate green-screen bounce?

I've got a vehicle green-screen room. Generally speaking, it works great. However, on candy-apple red there is a noticeable problem in post production: See the green outline on the trunk and hood of ...
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No sharpening in post process! How you can achieve that?

Some professionals do not sharpen their raw photos when they postprocess them and the result is still great! How is that possible? Quality of lenses? Different workaround? Thank you!
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Why am I seeing banding with Photoshop but not Lightroom?

Until the most recent update it used to be the case, at least for me, that I would occasionally see banding in Lightroom's Library module, but not in Photoshop. With the most recent update, I now see ...
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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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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 is the best way to auto crop bulk images?

I need to scan a large volume of book covers and even though the scanner (HP) most of the time scans/auto-sizes, many are left with white/grey space on the sides. What is the best way I can automate ...
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What is the best linux/BSD distro for photography? [closed]

Is there a distribution or flavor of *nix that stands above the rest in terms of available apps in the repository, smooth workflow, colour management, etc?
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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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High-Key Image Processing

I just came across a great photographer on Facebook and I was literally stunned when I looked over his albums. He had some portraiture work that I would call as "Freaking Awesome"! Here's the gallery: ...
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How does one create the Dave Hill effect for portraits/action shots?

Inspired by the question here by sebastian.b, and the response to the subsequent meta question. I would like to ask how to achieve a specific photo effect. There may be more photographers that pull ...
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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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What is the best techinque to smooth skin?

I am toning a senior portrait right now and am wondering what the best skin smoothing technique is. Think glamor. I know how to take care of blemishes, but I'm looking to enhance that silky skin look. ...
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How do I photograph moving subjects to allow good HDR processing?

I've started to experiment with HDR photography and would love to have a few shots of my family rendered via HDR. There's one problem - my family is human and they move, sometimes a LOT. How would ...
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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 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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How can I fix the overly-bright background in my landscape photo?

I am pretty much a complete newbie to post-processing, since I don't normally post-process my pictures: if I don't like a picture as it is, I consider it a bad picture and discard it. There is, ...
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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 can I get a lot of detail in the face, skin as seen in this poster for The Martian?

How was this effect achieved? You can see a lot of detail on the face, skin, etc. Is this a post-process filter or can you get this look by only playing with camera options? Is it possible to do ...
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How can I replicate Instagram's “Structure” in Capture One or Photoshop?

I am looking for a way to reliably recreate Instagram's "Structure" effect but can't manage to get it as beautiful as Instagram is doing it. I read that it is mainly a combination of Contrast and ...
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How to fix a poorly stitched panorama

I was going through my photos from a few years ago and found a lovely panorama of some scenery (forest + sky) 3 pictures wide. I'd love to fix it up to be print-quality but really have no idea how to ...
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What is a good, *free* online “cross processing” program? [closed]

I am currently using Photoshop Elements 9 and the functions such as Lomo Effect and Color Curves do not enable me to produce images with colour such as this example on Flickr and this one It is ...
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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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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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How can one correct intensity flicker due to AC line frequency?

Is there a good image processing method to get rid of the horizontal stripes in the images taken under fluorescent lighting? These stripes (flicker) occur when you take pictures indoors due to the 50 ...
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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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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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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'...
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How can I make fog whiter and more attractive?

Just came across your site, and so hopeful to save my material from my last photo walk. My Google search on how to improve foggy pictures brought it up. When shooting, the associations were those of ...
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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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