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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Tactics to avoid motion blur in low light conditions

I shoot stationary subjects that are subject to motion (like a standing person that might move vs a perfectly still landscape) with my camera hand held. Normally I try and stay at 1/200 or faster when ...
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Best Lightroom Presets for muted colors look in Landscape photography

I am looking for some neat Lightroom Presets for landscape photography. I tried to achive a muted colors look myself, but my photos started to look a bit weird... Here are some examples of what I'm ...
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What's the correct term when a photo is over saturated? [closed]

What's the correct term when a photo by exposure or digital post looses colour difference in upper area, bleeding? Over-saturation? UPDATE: Example at https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos1d/22 ...
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How can I take portraits in the style of Charles Hildreth?

I recently discovered the work of portrait photographer Charles Hildreth. His portraits and color grading techniques are, in my opinion, remarkable and I was wondering how he is achieving his ...
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Gropro Hero 5 Black vs Conventional DSLRs (Image Quality and Post Processing)

I own a few different DSLR and mirrorless cameras which I use for different purpose (Nikon D7000, D750, EOS M3). Recently I have decided to purchase a Gopro to make some videos as I've watched a few ...
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What is the stippling effect used in newsprint and comics called, and how can I create it?

I am looking to achieve this dot pattern (stippling) effect in some way, be it analog or post processing. If you can identify this technique and some tips on how to go about it? It has a print look to ...
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How can I mitigate edge halo when darkening skies in post-processing?

I process all my photos to black and white. Although I use a polariser where possible, I often find myself wanting to drop the luminance of the sky further which I do using a Black and White ...
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Remove ghost image from a single photo

I took a photo on my phone where everything appears twice. When zoomed out, it just looks blurry, but when zoomed in, you can see a faint, slightly shifted copy of the original subject. See below a ...
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What type of lighting for the soft and glamorous look of Melania Trump's official portrait?

How can I get the airy soft look of Melania Trump's official portrait? There was clearly a flash a bit to her left (photographer's right) as evidence by the darker left side (her right) and the ...
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What photographic effects can give the feeling of escapism and anxiety?

I need to create a photograph that gives the feeling of escapism and anxiety. What kind of techniques can I use — especially in post-processing — to create this mood.
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Low contrast urban style [closed]

I love the colors and the tone of this photo. How can I achieve this look with camera raw and/or photoshop? Image of VisualsByPierre
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How can you use Lightroom and still sync images across multiple devices?

I have been using Apple Photos for some time and I use iCloud to get all my photos to all my devices. Whether I take them on my dSLR (which is usually the case) and sync them to my Mac or iPad, or ...
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In Lightroom, how do you make changes to the background of a photo without affecting the subject

For example, I was editing a photo where the subject has blonde hair. I wanted to tone down some yellow leaves in the background but this was also changing the colour of the hair. Is this possible? I ...
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Is there a way to remove this green flare?

I took a picture where the sun was just to the left of the subject with my mobile camera. Due to the sun I couldn't see my screen after I'd taken the photo and didn't realise there was a slight green ...
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How does wavelet sharpening actually work, eg. in RegiStax?

I recently came across some demonstrations on how to use RegiStax6 and its Wavelet filters to sharpen images, especially planetary shots. The instructions I found and read/watched all had in common ...
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Editing photos to improve quality [duplicate]

I took this photo below and edited it a little. I didn't know where the lightning would hit so the lens was pretty wide. Since the lightning hit so far away, I scaled it up and blended it with the ...
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Improve focus stacking

Is there anything I can do at either the stage of taking the initial shots or additional tweaks I could do in Photoshop to improve my focus stacking results? I am finding that the 'rear' of the stack ...
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How to do batch conversion from Adobe RGB to Srgb

I have a lot of pictures (almost a full 4gb memory card) that I accidentally shot in Adobe RGB on my Sony SLT a35. Will Adobe RGB images look different or unrealistic if seen/displayed on a monitor (...
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How to create a denoising profile for darktable

I tried to create a denoising profile for my Google Nexus-5 smartphone as described in a blog post. I shot some pictures, one per ISO setting (100,200,400,800,1600,3200) with OpenCamera which are ...
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Check colors in CMYK color space in LR

I need to see some areas of my photos into CMYK color model. I could manage to see it only in sRGB in Info Panel. Could you share a way of doing this into Lightroom? May be any plugin will do what I ...
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How did CNN take that gigapixel photo for Trump's Inauguration?

http://edition.cnn.com/interactive/2017/01/politics/trump-inauguration-gigapixel/ I cannot see any form of blurring from motion, or stitching artifacts. It seems impossible to have been over time. ...
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Extreme sliders in LR

I shoot in studio. Many of my photos have softboxes inside the frame. In post-processing I need to remove them - for example make background fully black. When softbox has white, I set Adjustment brush ...
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Is there software other than Lightroom that offers local Laplacian filters? (Or similar.)

I believe that the "highlights", "shadows" and "clarity" faders in Lightroom are an interface to an algorithm called local Laplacian filters. (See also a short video on the topic.) Those controls in ...
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What things should I keep in mind before split toning an image?

Split toning creates a nicer looks to even boring images. But only if it's done correctly. I do split toning and out of colors. I don't know what colors to use. In how much quantity. I don't even know ...
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Will cropping an FX image to DX size have the same end detail for sensors with the same MP?

Let's say I have a 90mm and an 135mm lens, and Nikon's 24mp full frame and 24mp APS-C DSLR. Assume they are the same optically. Now, based on what I understood, doing a DX-crop on the image taken by ...
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White balance camera VS white balance software post-processing

Is there a difference between white balance adjustments with the camera (pre processing) and white balance adjustments by software in post processing? Would I be ok assuming that I can simply use ...
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Getting started with post processing [duplicate]

It's been along time that I have wanted to get started with post processing, but I have a big problem. I don't know where to start. I have looked around internet and this site too, but I can't figure ...
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Difference Between Exposure, Brightness, and Brilliance Settings

On the iPhone, the built in photo lighting adjustments includes exposure, brightness, and brilliance. They are all slightly varied settings, but it's hard to really tell what's exactly going on. What ...
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Stitching multiple suns together

I'm working on stitching together a midnight sun picture, where the sun is photographed every hour for 24 hours, so you get a 360 degree picture showing the sun's path through the sky. I'm using ...
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Can I color-balance a photo if I know the light source within the photo?

I took a photo without bothering about color balance, and the color temperature came out too low. In other words, the scene looked yellow to the eye, but the photo came out orangish: If I had noticed ...
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How can I make the subject blend better with background?

I am trying to blend the subject with the background in this composite, not sure what to do any more:
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Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?

I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is there ...
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How to achieve this Soft/Velvety/Mellow look noticeable especially on clothing and sky?

I've checked all the dupes but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I'm trying to understand how can the following look be achieved. Notice the smooth gradients in the sky. This one is ...
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Haze effect in moon photo? (using GIMP)

I used two photos of the recent supermoon and combined them. The result is OK (link below). I was unable to achieve a look I wanted, where haze causes darker areas of the moon surface to assume the ...
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Produce a Photo with An “Instagram Filter” But Maintain the Sharpness [closed]

I am not much of an Instagram user or similar apps so I don't know what this filter is and obviously Instagram is not the sole app that may have this filter but I was wondering how I can produce an ...
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I shot using S3 and it's pixelated

I generally shoot L + Raw but this time, I was doing a shoot for a new company and for some reason thought that I could use the "S3" JPEG setting (720x480). They are using them for online. They have ...
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How can I align hundreds of images?

I have several collections of 400 or so photos that I took using interval shooting. Sometimes the camera moves very slightly while shooting. My goal is to align all the images at full resolution so ...
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When is it better to use HDR rather than just pulling extremes from a RAW file?

When I shoot in raw instead of jpeg, I can bring out the darks and suppress the lights very easily for pretty much every picture I shoot when I edit in Lightroom. Since HDR is meant to capture detail ...
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What post processing was used for this rosy, vintage, and soft photo?

I've been looking this filter for a long time. It's rosy, vintage, and very soft. If you can find suggest the saturation or the contrast that would be helpful to me.
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How do I find resources to date film rolls developed at an unknown time?

I have some film I'm going through, about six banana boxes developed over the last 20 years mainly, getting them all finally scanned. I find that I am getting pretty good at dating the rolls that went ...
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How do I remove rain streaks from the window in the background of this picture?

I did some head shots, where they wanted the background to be through the windows. It was kind of raining lightly that day hence I have a few few streaks of water on the window. They wanted a nice ...
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How do I achieve these tanned skin tones in Lightroom?

I came across this image and I know this guy just uses Lr. How is he achieving the tanned/golden skin tone? In the first image below, I also noticed the sky is a deep blue so I don't see much split ...
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How do I convert from one color temperature to another?

I have two sets of photos, each taken from two different Machine Vision Cameras. To keep the noise level same in both photos, I have to set the R,G, B gains to the same level. But the problem with ...
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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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Darktable doesn't recognize tamron 18-270mm lens [duplicate]

first of all my specs: I'm using Ubuntu 16.04, my lens is a Tamron 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC PZD and I'm using Darktable 2.0.6. I updated my lensfun library using the article of Torsten Bronger. My ...
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Finding the best balance between ISO and exposure

I once wondered, in low light would it be better to shoot underexposed pictures with a low ISO and raise the exposure in post, or to shoot a properly exposed picture with high ISO? The answer to this ...
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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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Accurate Product Images: Gray Point, White Point, Black Point

For accurate color representation I use (or: accurate exposure and blacks/whites), I'm using a gray card that shows middle gray white black Example Image: While shootings products, I always take a ...
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What should I focus on when converting photos to black and white?

When I look at the black and white photographs from professional photographers, I notice that they have a special look. Not a specific style—obviously each photographer has her own style—but a look ...
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Filtering narrow spectral lines in digital postprocessing

I am trying to reduce the impact of sodium vapour lighting on starscape-type images. This type of street lighting exhibits a very narrow orange spectral line, and it is common amongst ...

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