Image Processing

In this section, you will find fundamental articles on image processing. First, you will find information and tips for beginners on image processing. This section, as with all the topic areas on this website, is constantly being updated and expanded. It is worth checking in every now and then.

The topic areas of image processing are illustrated using Adobe Photoshop Elements as an example. However, most of the processing steps can easily be applied in different image processing programs, as most of basic steps are identical. This program is recommendable and a viable option for amateurs and semi-professionals. Adobe Photoshop Elements is well documented in a number of books.

The program also has a comprehensive help function. The scope of different processing options is endless. The image organiser that is included in the program can also prove itself as useful when managing and organising images. Reviews and further recommendations can be found here.

Image Processing Program – Work Space

Bildbearbeitungsprogramm im Überblick [Abbildung: Adobe Photoshop Elements]In this article, you will find an overview of the classical build-up of an image processing program, Photoshop Elements. Using this program, I will show you the fundamental processing options for digital photographs.

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Tools / Tool Bar

Arbeitsbereich mit Werkzeugpalette [Abbildung: Adobe Photoshop Elements]In this article, I will introduce the most important tools for image processing, using Adobe Photoshop Elements as an example. The tool bar offers you wide range of editing tools.

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Change Image Size

Whereas you can usually scale down an image file without an issue, enlarging an image file can be problematic in terms of resolution. Therefore, make sure that when you enlarge images that you use the correct procedure and suitable software.

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HDR

A camera can only display a limited range in contrast (LDR images). Areas that are outside of this range appear as white (lights) or black (shadow areas) and in these areas there are no further details to be seen. To increase the contrast range of an image, capture images with different exposure settings. These are then merged into one image using software.

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Short Cuts in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Short cuts are valuable tools when working with computers. In this section you will find a list of the short cuts used in Adobe Photoshop Elements for the most important tools and options. These short cuts make working with Photoshop Elements much simpler and more efficient.

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