Post production workflow for architectural photos in real estate is a sequential process, and for the first round enhancement, editors chose up to 150 to 300 snaps or more. Editors have the Adobe Lightroom alignment tool at their disposal for perspective correction. This is often hired if the camera lens tilts during photography, leaving distortions on the photograph.
In addition to perspective correction, real estate photo enhancement typically includes techniques such as image sharpening, color cast removal, contrast adjustment, and so on. However, since stock photographs are being shot in RAW file format, editors indulged in real estate retouching can alter overexposure or underexposure conveniently. Suppose if a stock photo is too bright or too dark for viewing, editors would seldom use the exposure slider in Adobe Lightroom or the adjustment tool preferably to correct the light exposure.
White balancing is employed on architectural photographs mostly to get interiors as perfectly white or to ensure a particular color effect. Most of the professional photo editing companies use temperature and tint controls in Adobe Lightroom for that.
As far as background is concerned, street light peering from the flanks, neighborhood TV antennas, or flying birds hovering above the architectural framework is removed in sky replacement services. A different, beautiful sky can be added too if clients need. Editors use the spot removal tool in Adobe Lightroom or content aware fill tool in Adobe Photoshop to retouch skyline photographs minutely.
In noise reduction, usually a sharpening amount of 50 is being assigned on the photo subject and to sharpen the image borders, a radius value of 1.0 is employed by default and sometimes even below 1.5. Through masking tool, editors will refine the noise produced around the photo’s subject while using the amount as well as detail sliders.
By combing these controls in Adobe Lightroom, editors will sharpen the image with less fuzz and drastically cut down the post production workflow. These are standards but in real estate photo retouching, the sharpening values assigned may vary depending upon the grains on an architectural photograph.
Subsequently, after enhancement is done, the professional editors will select multiple stock photographs that have been enhanced to an extent. Then proceed to stitch together panorama shots or blend HDR images in real estate photo retouching process.