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Photo Filtre


Digital processing

Digital "darkroom" is the software and techniques used in digital photography that replace the darkroom equivalents, such as enlarging, cropping, burning and dodging, as well as processes that don't have a film equivalent.

All photographs benefit from being developed. With film this could be done at the print lab, or an inexpensive home darkroom. With digital, many cameras are set up to do basic photo enhancement (contrast, color saturation) immediately after a picture is exposed, and to deliver a finished product. Higher end cameras, however, tend to give a flatter, more neutral image that has more data but less "pop," and needs to be developed in the digital darkroom.

Setting up an analogue (i.e. film) darkroom was primarily an issue of gathering the right chemicals and lighting; a digital darkroom consists of a powerful computer, and software. A printer is optional; many photograhers still send their images to a professional lab for better results and, in some cases, a better price.

While each implementation is unique, most share several traits: an image editing workhorse like Photoshop or The Gimp as the cornerstone, often a database-driven catalogue or asset management system to manage the collection as a whole, a RAW conversion tool, and in many cases the software that came with the camera is used as an automated tool to "upload" photos to the computer. The machine itself is almost always outfitted with as much RAM as possible and a large storage subsystem - big hard drives. RAID and external USB and Firewire drives are popular for storage. Most photographers consider a DVD-burner essential for making long term backups, and keep at least one set off-site.


GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.

This is the official GIMP web site. It contains information about downloading, installing, using, and enhancing it. This site also serves as a distribution point for the latest releases. We try to provide as much information about the GIMP community and related projects as possible. Hopefully you will find what you need here. Grab a properly chilled beverage and enjoy.

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Zur Grafiksoftware gehören Bildbearbeitungsprogramme (Bildeditor), Malprogramme und Vektorgrafikprogramme (Zeichnungseditor), aber auch andere nützliche Software, welche unten näher erläutert wird.

Man unterscheidet zwei Arten von Computergrafiken: Vektor- und Rastergrafiken. Vektorgrafiken sind Zeichnungen aus Linien und Kurven; Rastergrafiken dagegen bestehen aus Pixeln. Ein typisches Beispiel für eine Rastergrafik ist ein mit der Digitalkamera geschossenes Foto. Dementsprechend spezialisieren sich für diese Computergrafiken bestimmte Programme: Vektorgrafik-Programme und Bildbearbeitungs- bzw. Malprogramme. Manche Hersteller versuchen, die Trennung zwischen Vektor- und Rastergrafiken aufzuheben, indem Sie beide Funktionen in ihre Programme integrieren. Bildbearbeitungs-Programme spezialisieren sich auf Rastergrafiken (auch Pixel-Grafiken oder Bitmap-Grafiken genannt) und dienen der Erstellung, Verbesserung, Veränderung und Manipulation digitaler Bilder. Die wichtigsten Funktionen von Bildbearbeitungsprogrammen werden im Artikel Bildbearbeitung eingehend behandelt. Hier sei nur erwähnt, dass Bildbearbeitungsprogramme hauptsächlich zur Optimierung von Bildern eingesetzt werden, teilweise aber auch als Malprogamme.


PhotoFiltre is a complete image retouching program. It allows you to do simple or advanced adjustments
to an image and apply a vast range of filters on it. It is simple and intuitive to use, and has an easy
learning curve. The toolbar, giving you access to the standard filters with just a few clicks, gives
PhotoFiltre a robust look.

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