No more confusion…All basic tips you need to know about Post Processing and Filtering.
Post Processing encompasses the processes of altering images, whether they are digital photographs, traditional photochemical photographs, or illustrations.
The above picture shows an unedited and an edited version of the same image. It shows how after Post Processing, the picture looks more ambient.
Here are some more uses of Image Post Processing that’ll help define and differentiate it better:-
1. Selection – It helps to select the part of the image you want to edit.
2. Layers – The elements in an image that are set on top of each other to make an image. They can be settled later for the non-destructive type of Post Processing and is currently the hot topic.
3. Image Size Alteration – It helps make the size of an image bigger or smaller, basically used for internet uploading purposes.
4. Cropping an Image – It creates a new image by selecting a particular rectangular portion of the image being cropped so that the unwanted part of the image is discarded without hurting the image quality.
5. Removal of Unwanted Elements/Clutter – It helps in removing certain elements from a picture by tweaking it. For example, the cord of a lamp that’s peeking from the corner or the edge of the carpet that’s ruining the backdrop, etc.
6. Selective Color Change – Some Post Processing apps have the ability to color swap the image or a particular part of the image. For example, the apps use for a car or mobile advertisements in which they show a single model and just change the color with a click to show what other colors are those objects available in.
7. Image Orientation – Image editors have a function which allows the user to mirror their image, flip it, rotate it at a different angle and so on.
8. Color Adjustment – User can alter the color of the images by fading it in and out and tones of the colors can be changed by using curves and such tools.
10. Contrast change and Brightening – This feature can be used when the image has been under-exposed or over-exposed. This feature is used to darken or brighten the image.
Image Filtering software that changes the appearance of an image or part of an image by altering the shades and colors of the pixels in some manner. Filters are used to increase the brightness and contrast as well as to add a wide variety of textures, tones and special effects to a picture.
The above image shows how different can an image look when a filter has been used on it.
Image filtering is of two types:-
1. Camera Filters –These camera filters are lenses that are attached to the camera and then while one clicks, the image developed is original but still, a bit played with.
Camera Filter Lens is of many kinds, such as:-
a) Clear and Ultraviolet
b) Color Correction
c) Color Conversion (or light balance)
d) Color Separation/Color Subtraction
e) Contrast Enhancement
g) Neutral Density
i) Special Effects, like
1- Graduated color
2- Cross screen
2. Digital Filters –These are the type of filters that are software based and are basically used in mobile photography. Some of the best and most famous images filtering apps are Instagram, Prisma and such… These are the apps using which you can altogether change the image and its mood and presence.
Some of the filters that these apps use are:-
g) X-Pro II
l) Illegal Beauty
More filters are added every other day!
P.S. Filtering an image is not an issue but, it’s highly recommended that photographers either post-process their photos or use camera filter lens so as to give their pictures that effect.
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