Post-processing: Photo Editing and Retouching

Cameras don’t see the world the same way the human eye does.

It is easy for our eyes and brains to overlook familiar details. If we don’t pay attention to search, we won’t really notice the wrinkles, the stray hairs, the small spots on the skin or someone’s eyes are different height. But the camera captures every flaw in even the tiniest details.

We also often don’t notice uneven lighting, weird shadows, weird reflections, wires, cracks, or other distracting elements.

Unlike our constantly moving eyes, the camera captures each moment forever. When we look at a photo, we see many things that the eye previously missed.

Paratime Studio uses Lightroom for basic editing

Editing and retouching

Wacom tablet helps us to retouch more accurately and efficiently

Post-processing is an essential step in the professional photo production process. Depending on the needs and purposes of use, Paratime Studio divides post-processing into two levels, basic and advanced:

Editing (basic post-processing — including color, contrast and brightness corrections) helps the photo meets the minimum requirements by professional standards.

Retouching (advanced post-processing) is the more complicated process for a photo to exceed expectations. It helps us to have an aesthetic image, even the one we are dreaming of.

While you may have seen people retouch photos on TV or in movies, the reality is that photo retouching is much more than simply pressing a few buttons. It can take half an hour or even a day to retouch a photo.

Below are examples of before and after retouching images. The before retouching photos (left) had no editing applied except cropping.

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