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Hello,

 

I just purchased Affinity Photo and it looks totally AWESOME!!  I have an immediate need to remove some light reflections against a background plexiglass structure.  I couldn't find anything in the tutorials and I am wondering if there is a simple way to do this.  I am attaching a screen capture of the picture.

 

Thanks for the help.

-Scott

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No easy way really. A mixture of cloning (rubber stamp) a bit of "burning" (dodge/burn tool) and a fair bit of patience.

 

Theres a lot of info behind the glass so quite a bit of work. The hardest thing is the guard rail behind the glass. The reflection has made it very "fuzzy".

 

Quick sample below.

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Excellent work by Toltec

 

Other options with reflections are to replace the background with a different one.

 

Or if the original background is important have the photographer go back and take a photo of the landscape from the other side of the glass then replace the current background with that photo which will not have any reflections on it.

 

The benefit of the second approach is that the photographer could take a sharper/better picture of the landscape, if indeed the view from that location acts as an additional selling point for whatever it is this picture is promoting.

 

 

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Carl123 not a great answer.  So when you travel abroad you cannot just run back and take a new picture.

Toltec "No easy way really. A mixture of cloning (rubber stamp) a bit of "burning" (dodge/burn tool) and a fair bit of patience."

Okay I sympathize with scottkoons, I myself have a similar problem.  I have a bunch of pictures from my Samsung S8+ that have glare because we were on a bus and I was taking pictures out the Window (in Europe).

This was answered almost 1 1/2 years ago, is there anything new in the full featured Affinity software (1.6.7)  that will help this problem?  Like is this a layer thing or something or is it like a flare problem?  Yes, I am a newbie.

I attached a very mild example of a windmill in Germany.  I have a bunch I want to fix.O.o

Cheers!

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I'm afraid that there is no simple solution to this problem. You might want to hold your lens right at the window when taking a photo. That's what I do in museums, for example. However on a shaking bus? It might not be possible. If you have a real camera (i.e. not a smartphone) you could by a polarisation filter (not sure if that's the name in English). That permits to reduce the reflections, but possibly not completely.

In a photo software like AP, AFAIK you have no other options but stamping out the reflection. Tedious.

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A trick I used to use was a rubber lens hood pushed against the window, it works with a 'real' camera. I have since ceased to use the shooting through windows and worrying about the reflections, now I just say the hell with it.

@ChristianK Yes "polarisation filter " is correct in English, though sometimes I spell filter 'filtre' by mistake.


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