Editing versus processing

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
scorrpio Veteran Member • Posts: 3,595
Re: Editing versus processing

Editing is an optional part of processing.   Processing is EVERYTHING you do with a photo.  Assigning it to a collection and adding search tags is processing too.   In my vocabulary, editing is when you take the photo away from 'natural' look.   Alternative to it would be 'developing', which is taking a photo closer to the original scene.

I.e. if your white balance is off, and the photo has a greenish cast, correcting it takes you closer to the way the scene looked - that's developing.

But cloning out a pimple from subject's nose takes the photo away from original - that's editing.

Some people use different terminology.    To some, 'editing' means any kind of adjustment.   Some use terms like 'correction vs alteration'.

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