DailyDirt: Digital Photography Magic (aka Photoshopping)

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Altering a few pixels here and there in a digital photo can have remarkable effects. Sometimes the result is unexpected and hilarious, but sometimes it's simply amazing what can be done to photos. Perhaps you've used software (eg. photoshop) to remove "red eye" from your favorite selfies, but there are some even more advanced algorithms that can make your photos look much better... than they otherwise would. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: algorithms, cameras, cgi, de-blur, filters, photography, photos, photoshop, photoshopping, reflections, selfie

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    Anonymous Coward, 29 May 2015 @ 5:50am


    Photoshop, like most quality image manipulation packages, is specialist software.

    Unlike many software packages, the difference is that Photoshop has been a kind of industry standard in a space that has a lot of interest - everything from 'simple' filter effects on photos by budding photographers to multi-layered animated matte paintings for use in feature films all get done in the package.

    The price tag in part supports research and development which provides features that push the state of the art which sells more licences. Sure, often what is researched ends up patented, but I find it hard to begrudge them that.

    The great part is, for its ubiquity ("Ah, bet that's a 'shop" - it's so common we don't even say the full product name!), there is a wealth of information available on the concepts involved, and how-tos for learning how to get stuff done. And, with some exceptions, that knowledge remains constant from package to package.

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