Post Processing Images

Post-Processing is about preparing your image for final presentation on a webpage, print or for screen display.

‘Post Processing Images’ is the preparation of your image for final presentation; getting it ready for your audience

Post Processing images

After you have taken your photograph a whole world of changes can be applied.

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General and basic

Definition: Post-Production; Processing; Post-Processing; (Post Processing Images) (A Glossary entry)
Definition: Crop; Cropping; Cropped (A Glossary entry)
Definition: Cloning; To Clone; Cloned; Clone Tool;
Getting started with cloning
File format – which type is right for photo-editing

Specific articles on post processing images

The ‘Negative’, What Is It?


Are Your Colours Too Colourful? Don’t Over-Saturate!
The Red-Eye Effect


Irfanview: A great image viewer (free – for your own use)
GIMP – A sophisticated and free image editor GIMP - A sophisticated and free image editor | External link - opens new tab/page


Definition: Vignette; Vignetting

Post processing

Today, using digital techniques, your editing options are unlimited. You might do nothing. However, simple edits, exposure control, colour adjustments, using photo-filters, cloning, compositing and many other types of edit all have a part to play. Consequently, your image can end up totally different to the original photograph. Post processing is a really rewarding and creative aspect of working with images in general. There is lots to learn. And, lots to have fun with! Developing your photographs has never been so interesting in the whole history of photography.

Post processing goes back to the time when all photographs were processed using light sensitive chemicals. Originally, editing was limited to ways of affecting the chemical process, or by interrupting how light interacted with the chemicals. Today, all that has changed thanks to huge technology improvements. Consequently, editing and post processing is limited only by your imagination. Digital techniques applied in powerful editors like GIMP (a sophisticated, free photo editor) GIMP (a sophisticated, free photo editor) | External link - opens new tab/page or Photoshop (the photo-editor industry standard) offer unprecedented control over your image improvement and finishing.


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Damon Guy (Netkonnexion)

Damon is a writer-photog and editor of this site. He has run some major websites, a computing department and a digital image library. He started out as a trained teacher and now runs training for digital photographers.
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