Tag: image processing

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Do You Really Have to Capture Mood When You Can add or change it in Post Processing?

As a photographer, you are aware that hardly any photo you get to see is original. We edit all of our pictures to put the finishing touches on to them, after all. There’s no evil intention behind it, at least in most cases. The purpose of editing is not to deceive the viewer, but to ...

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New SPP 6.2 insights and many cat photos

As I’ve discovered recently SPP 5.5.3 is much faster than newer versions at processing Merrill X3Fs, but I find myself missing SPP6’s “color square”. IMO the older version has one additional advantage: its color rendition in regard to Merrill Foveon output is much better. When applying small color corrections, however, there is no way around ...

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Beauty Retouch before Photoshop: an Example from the 1930ies

In my opinion, beauty retouch getting out of hand is rightly being criticized. It distorts our perception of beauty and has a very bad influence particularly on the self-esteem of younger people. What I find irritating in this context, however, is this close relation of beauty retouch with Adobe’s image editing program Photoshop. There is ...

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Adobe demonstrates two new features: Time of Day and Dehaze

A few days ago, at Adobe Max 2014, Adobe introduced two very interesting features which are based on innovative algorithms and require only a minimum of user input. As the name suggests, the first feature, Time of Day, allows the user to change the time of day in the photo. The lighting and the colors ...