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Astroimager Adam Block gives readers a little insight as to how he chooses the processing techniques to use on each of his images.
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People often ask how I choose processing techniques. Beyond the rigorous steps of calibration, what remains are artistic choices that blend style and editing. Asking which technique to use next, in a cookbook fashion, is approaching image processing backward. Instead, ask: What do I want the image to communicate that is thought-provoking? In this column, I’ll give two examples of pictures that tell fascinating stories and the processing decisions that gave them voice.

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