Digital post-processing

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Post-processing – What it means.
In digital photography the term post-processing refers to work that is done on digital data files after they have been captured as a photograph in a digital camera. The processing stage is a term used for all activities after shooting which lead to the completion of the work.

Image Editors
Normally an image file is opened in an image editing software application to change, or edit, the file in order to improve or enhance it or to realise an artistic vision. There are many different types of photograph editing software applications starting with Adobe Photoshop庐聽and Adobe Lightroom庐. The principle important functions for any image editing software are:

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adjusting exposure, contrast and brightness,
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Adjusting colours, hues, tones, saturation and light levels
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 File cropping
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Straighten image, insert pre-set shapes, draw lines, erase
路 聽 聽 聽 聽 Cut, paste, insert, crop-out and 鈥榝it-to鈥 selected parts
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Change colour hues, tones shades, lighten and darken
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 To change sizes/shapes etc. 鈥 brushes, pens, shapes, tools
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Resizing the file dimensions appropriated to the intended use
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Retouching to remove dust spots, and other聽聽imperfections.
路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Basic set of software effects and filters

Image editors also have the capability to create or remove components of the image. New components of the image can be artfully created using painting tools, eraser tools and drawing tools. It is also possible to artificially over-write parts of the image using sections of the image from elsewhere. This 鈥榗loning鈥 is to disguise features or wipe them out. The process is used to take out unwanted parts of the image and make it look like it was never there.

Image file editing, and what may be achieved, depends on the post-processing editor. The available tools, application plug-ins and extensions for all editors on the market are impossible to catalogue. The field is changing rapidly too. In Adobe Photoshop庐, the industry leading photo editing software, there are enough tools and techniques that most tasks can be completed several different ways. There are a long list of filters, application plug-ins and tools which can also be added to the original software installation.

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