1950's, 1960's photo editing

Discussion in 'Art & Creative' started by mmb1998, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. mmb1998

    mmb1998 Registered Member

    How did they edit photos before computers. Did they? Or did they just publish the really good ones?

  2. Rebeccaaa

    Rebeccaaa yellow 4!

    I have no idea.

    But here's some info that might help :D >


    Photo manipulation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2009
  3. aardvarkgenocide

    aardvarkgenocide Registered Member

    they mostly just picked the good ones, thought i can edit some things with dark room effects by adjusting stuff, and combining certain portions of two different photos... (only in black in white though)
  4. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    It wasn't just some matter of choosing good images, there's a reason we call touching up a picture airbrushing it. Heavy photo editing was done before the digital age.
  5. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I'm sure they edited photos before computers, it just takes more time. My uncle ran a photography studio business before digital age and I would see him working like a painter (easel and all that) sometimes. I suppose a lot of things happen in the dark room too.
  6. lefoto

    lefoto Registered Member

    Before computers, all photo editing was done in the dark room. There are various different things you can control while printing an image in the dark room including the amount of exposure, cropping, minor color adjustments, minor "cutting and pasting" (literally cutting and pasting from frame to frame), etc. Photoshop can obviously do way more, much easier, and much faster.
  7. Pedrosos101

    Pedrosos101 New Member

    I think they mostly just picked the good ones. However it is an interesting question
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