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When an image contains pure white (#fff or values RGB 255/255/255) - we refer to this as "blown" or "blown out". There is nothing you can do to alter these pixels to gain lost detail. For example, I've cranked the levels to darken everything, yet here those pixels are...in all their blown glory: Keeping that in mind, the only thing that you can do is ...


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You're never going to get it back to 'good' because your subjects are backlit and you have a massive flare into the lens from the sun itself, right in-frame, which is causing the haze. You could pull some detail into it, but at quite a cost to noise levels & colour tones. This is a quick & dirty attempt just using Photoshop's Camera RAW filter. ...


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Another approach, since as Hueco mentions in his answer, this detail is blown out and unrecoverable - is we can try to reduce it's impact by attempting to darken some of the blurred "halo" effects that surround the bright reflections. The process here is not too dissimilar to manually performing an unsharp mask. I'm going to focus on this one section, as it'...


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OK, so I didn't have a box of fascinating delicacies to try this out on - I just had a box of eggs & some blueberries in the fridge, which I sat by the window-sill in direct but quite muted sunlight. if you can't read it, it's because I flipped it left to right to better match the OP It's by no means the perfect photo, just a quick example. Basically ...


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Straight away I should mention that lunar photography is different that astrophotography of deep-sky objects. The types of frames you are describing (calibration frames) are extremely helpful for deep-sky objects but not as useful for lunar photography. You probably wont need to worry too much about noise in lunar photography because you can take those ...


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How certain are you that your client requires a 9000x6000 image (30"x20" at 300dpi)? You should strongly consider discussing your clients' actual needs with them. What they will be using the image for, etc? If your camera does not natively produce such large files, increasing image sizes before editing will mainly just slow down your editing workflow. If ...


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If you are referring to this EIP File Format – Enhanced Image Package, the format is specific to Capture One. Support by other programs is unlikely, and Adobe's list of supported file formats for Photoshop does not include it. If you don't have the original files from which the EIP file was created, you may be able to use a standard unzipping tool to ...


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Is there a setting that will make both images work? No. Because the amount of light in each image is dramatically different, yet you are using the same ISO, aperture, and shutter time. The amount of difference between the brightest and darkest areas are also dramatically different for both images. Even if you are only concerned with the wall, there is ...


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I would like to address cat picture specifically. If with other images it is possible to position objects precisely, cat might show character and mess things up. To go around this, I guess, photographer would take two images, probably using tripod to have same background. First image is the subject (cat), the second one is image of small objects. Then ...


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The fastest way is to get the leaves/objects, add them around the object and take the photo. On such way you will not need to carry about the shadows, they will be on the right place and direction. Of course preparation for the shoot is not so fast and easy. Also you do not have much control on the places. But IMO is much faster and natural. About the ...


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Others have covered rather well your very limited post processing options. Of course the best way is to shoot the image with the proper exposure to begin with. While this doesn't really answer the question directly, it is far too long for a comment. The following does respond to a comment by the OP to another answer. Thanks! I've learned a whole lot, ...


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Come to the light side. We may not have cookies, but we have legitimate free software. The creators of Photoshop, as is their right, decided to keep the internals of the program proprietary and to charge money for access and use. But, other programmers have decided to take a different approach and created RAW-processing software like Darktable and ...


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I've experienced what you are talking about. The direct cause, as often happens with such 100x slowdowns, is that the software starts swapping to disk (extensively using scratch files in case of Photoshop). So essentially yes, this is a memory issue. You can check for it by purging the undo cache, or just saving the work and continuing after restarting ...


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Some image file formats support "layers", where it is possible to overlay something on a lower layer, with that overlaid portion being recoverable in the future. Adobe Photoshop's PSD format is an example of a file format that supports layers. However, other image file formats simply do not support layers. They essentially have just one layer. If something ...


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However, my photos nowadays are all raw. So, when I open them, Photoshop forces me first into Adobe Camera Raw. That's because the information in a raw image file must be interpreted before it can be converted to an image that is anything like what you expect to see on your screen. Why Use Adobe Camera Raw? There is no such thing as "The" raw image, ...


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Adobe lists cameras that are compatible with their Photoshop software athttps://helpx.adobe.com/camera-raw/kb/camera-raw-plug-supported-cameras.html# You have a misunderstanding about compatibility. A type of image file that contains raw data is called a RAW file. Different brands use different extensions for their RAW files (e.g. CR2 for Canon and NEF for ...


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A combination of the Clone Stamp and the Patch tool are your quickest options to get rid of the tripod in under 5 minutes. Start with cloning the carpet. Ensure you match patterns. Then, using the clone stamp, cut lines through the tripod so that you have a clean section to move with the Patch tool. Align the Patch tool selections with areas that match. ...


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Why does this happen? Is photoshop creating new information? ... The max size should be no more than 5 * 5 = 25Mb, right? Your source images are JPG, so it doesn't make sense to compare their sizes with a final uncompressed TIF. (Apples to Oranges.) You will get a more reasonable output size for comparison if you resave your TIF output as JPG. (Apples to ...


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As this is a photography forum, go and prepare your leaves. Not only bring them home but probably put some weight to it; a sticky tape and a piece of playdoh so they do not move when you or the subject moves around. Work indoors, and prepare some direct light to emulate sunlight. Put the strobes pretty far and probably use an orange gel to simulate golden ...


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The halos are caused by increasing local contrast globally (over the entire image at once) when the image has fairly dark and fairly bright areas that are next to one another. There's no extremely easy way to deal with it. The most common way is to use layers and create separate masks for the dark and light areas and apply the localized contrast (that's ...


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Old version is available on numerous file download sites I wouldn't trust - but found you can still get it direct from DxO: https://nikcollection.dxo.com/nik-collection-2012/


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The best option for you is to clone from the other image. And if done correctly, no one will know that you edited the image. Open the image in photoshop Next, open the other image in photoshop as a separate file Select just the portion of the image that needs to be cloned Drag that selection into the main image Cmd or Ctrl T to bring up the transform ...


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I think you're talking about the color-separated doubled areas, like this: right? It's pretty hard to really tell with a low resolution, very low quality sample where the center has been scribbled over. But my guess is that this is a post-processing digital effect meant to roughly simulate exaggerated chromatic aberration, which causes different ...


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When you view the image with a normal image viewer, is it mostly dark? If not, a gamma curve has been applied. That is, does it look like this? That's what you'll get with a pure dump of linear values into a 16-bit tiff file. Or, encoded across 8 bits, and demosaiced, and with white-balance adjusted, something like this: If it looks like that or similar, ...


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Finally, after days of reading I found an answer! In photoshop go to: Edit>Preferences>Performance>Graphics Processor Settings>Advanced Settings> And set the Drawing Mode to Basic Restart the program.


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DNG files are "RAW" files and are not made to be directly edited. Trying to export DNG after Photoshop editing is like trying to get a painting in two packages: one for the blank canvas and another one for the paint. Saving DNG files is possible with Lightroom because all the changes you can make with it are saved in a "sidecar file" (XMP) or in the ...


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I found the solution by my by myself! I had changed pc during the moving I have changed the user name from Fabio to fabio. Lightroom had found the files but does not recognize the folders as the same.


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Layers always increase images size, as photoshop tells you when saving. Depending on the original pixel size, the size of the Tiff is the total nuber of pixel x3 x nº of layers. But with LZW compression you get a lossless, nice tiff


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Kind of, but it won't look right. You can set the black BG as the white point using a levels adjustment layer. This will make the image almost entirely white. Then use the layer blending option and set the layer to only affect darker tones. This will leave you an image that is light and mid tones. Mask out the surrounding BG as required, and put a white ...


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There is a sad truth: If some company makes something freely available - unless it comes with a license that allows redistribution! - and ceases to do so, anything available on the internet after that time will be a bootleg copy in nature. I am not commenting on the ethical issues/controversy. Just be aware that sites where files that are legally in a gray ...


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