- 07-29-2013, 05:13 PM #1
Over here in the 1020 forum I came across this thread: Community Expertise for Editing and Touching up Photos asking for different community input for editing, touching up photos. I offered in that thread to try to write a bit about the subject in a guide if there was enough interest, but I figured that since this is such a big topic I'd make a thread to see how much interest there is in the community for a resource like this.
Do you guys want to know how to take a picture from your phone to your pc and edit it in software like Photoshop to remove some of the noise, balance the colours and levels and different things like this to get the best from your pictures? How specific do you want the advice to be?
If there is any interest in something like this, post below any thoughts or comments and I can try to come back with something useful for everyone.
- 07-30-2013, 01:57 AM #3
That would be awesome.
I was watching a video on the differences between Lightroom and Elements... made me want to buy both, actually.
- 07-30-2013, 03:52 AM #5
That sounds like a good idea. When I had my Lumia 800, I sometimes used Photoshop Elements to adjust levels and to try and make colours more apparent. Since I got the Lumia 920 and with an app like ProShot, I feel like I can get better quality pictures in the first place. However, having a post processing guide would be a great reference for when I do want to use Photoshop.
- 07-30-2013, 03:55 AM #6
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- 07-30-2013, 10:11 AM #9
So far we've specifically mentioned:
What am I missing, or what needs to be added to the list?
07-30-2013, 10:29 AM #10
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Other basics might be Shadows, Highlights, Exposure, Saturation/Vibrancy. Don't know if it's necessary to explain these though or if we can assume people will be able to play around with these.
What I would recommend is using a couple of real-world, common examples to demonstrate how you should actually evaluate your picture to see what needs to be done. Personally I just play around in Lightroom until I start figuring out what looks good for each picture, but I'd like to know the thought process for more experienced photographers.
- 07-30-2013, 01:00 PM #11
That's a good suggestion Penny. Maybe the best approach would be to take specific pictures like a portrait, landscape, night shot and macro and talk through each one considering each of the above points. That way the guide would be as useful as it can be.
- 08-16-2013, 09:27 AM #13
Just to keep you up to date on this, I've not forgotten. I've been researching the various programs you can use and different techniques. I'll start writing the guide soon, but if you have any of the following types of pictures you'd like me to consider using in the guide, drop me a PM:
- Daytime Landscape/Subject
- Night time Landscape/Subject
- 10-30-2013, 12:41 PM #14
With the news that new Lumia's will be getting RAW support I've started to extend the guide further. As above, if you have a picture you want to be edited and it fits into the above categories drop me a PM. I'll try to get this guide up around the same time the 1520 comes out.
- 11-05-2013, 01:28 PM #17
I just downloaded the trial version of Adobe Lightroom 5. Works great. I'm going to have to watch some videos and play around some more in order to find it's full potential. Sample:
Lumia 920 "unedited"
Lightroom edit: I wanted to try to make the fly stand out more. Love the fact I can clean up the noise in the sky!
This one is more subtle...but cleaner and a bit more contrast due to better color...I think. I'm no pro so you tell me :P
from the Lumia 920
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