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November 29, 2012 4:20 PM Subscribe
Photoshop filter: Yikes, my mother-in-law wants me to combine a photo of our family with one of theirs to make a Christmas photo for printing (4x6). The problem: theirs was taken with an old, 4mp point-and-shoot, whereas ours was taken with a Canon 7D. Is there a way to degrade our image so that the composite doesn't look absurd?
posted by griseus to computers & internet (11 answers total)
I'm a reasonably competent photographer, and they aren't, so our picture is in better focus, has better lighting, and so on. I know virtually nothing about photoshop, but is there a way to reasonably match the photos? I know you can't easily match the light, but is there something else to do for the overall IQ differences? Or would I be better off getting our old point and shoot and taking a crappy photo of us and using that to match?
Unfortunately, we can't go to the location of their photo or use their camera. Also unfortunately, we can't do something whimsical and/or funny, playing off the fact that the photos don't match. We need this to be as seamless as possible.
I have Photoshop CS4, for what it's worth.