What is Photo Editing? Definition, Types, and Importance
What is Photo Editing? The Basics, Importance, and Types2023-08-31T12:18:27+00:00
Every picture you see today is a masterpiece of post processing techniques or simply a result of photo editing. No matter how beautifully or aesthetically a picture is captured, it only shows its full potential when it has been through the photo editing process, post the photoshoot.
However, the photoshoot is considered only the first phase of the whole process as till the image reaches the post processing process, it is regarded as a RAW image.
As the technology is upgrading, it is benefitting many fields including post processing, and today we have numerous photo editing techniques and countless photo editing software that are easing the work of photo editors by creating stunning photos that please the eyes of all!
No matter how advanced this technology is these days, it still has an interesting history, or we can say ‘a story of origin’
But before that, we need to understand what the photo editing process actually is.
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What Is Photo Editing? – A definition
Photo editing is the process of altering or making adjustments to the clicked photographs in a way to make them look professional and presentable by balancing each and every part of the scene visible within.
It is basically a branch of digital photography also called the digital version of the traditional darkroom which was used for photo manipulation back in the past.
Talking about the past, let’s take a dive into photo editing history!
Photo Editing- A Brief History!
The Photograph of Four Capuchin Monks in Malta
(The first-ever photographic process that created a negative which could generate multiple photos)
Discovery of Wet Plate Collodion Process
(A process of combining multiple photos using negatives and chemicals to produce one)
Photo Manipulation of US President Abraham Lincoln (The first example of a photo alteration)
The Creation of Photo Editing Programs for Computers
(Introduction of technology has opened a new door for photo editing)
The 1980s (The year 1987)
Adobe introduced the world’s first digital photo editing software on February 19, 1990.
(Created by two American brothers, Thomas and John Knoll1987, who later sold it to Adobe)
2011 (A New Era)
The First-Ever Photo Editing Application was Launched by Adobe for Smartphones
Now that we have known the history of photo editing, it is now time to understand the various types of it.
What Are the Types of Photo Editing Techniques?
Photo editing techniques are majorly divided into two sections: