Editing tips?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DaveTheRave, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. DaveTheRave macrumors 6502a

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    When I want to tweak a picture I have multiple options that seem to do similar things to lighten, darken or change color of a photo: adjust brightness, contrast, shadows, RGB curves, temperature, etc.

    My approach to using them has been random. Is there a guide that explains when you’d want to use one feature over the other? Thanks.
     
  2. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    For which software?
    For me I get the exposure correct first. Then usual WB (if it needs a tweak).
    Then it's a personal choice of what you want your photo to look like.
     
  3. DaveTheRave thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right now I’m exploring the Darkroom iOS app.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Nehalem

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    Not one I've used. I use LR on my Mac. But the principle is still the same.
    I think if you asked a bunch of us on here, we'd all have different ways of doing it.
    It's just finding out what works for you.
     
  5. mofunk macrumors 68020

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    I try to get the right exposer so I don't have to a lot of editing. The most I will do is maybe play with the White Balance and Shadows. It really depends one what type of environment I shoot in.
     

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